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List of most Major Leather Brands and some new companies where they rank as far as quality in the industry.

The following information was compiled from using more than 37 years in the leather furniture industry on a manufacturer, and retail level. The owner created this list originally in 1990 to help you understand more about leather furniture brands and has kept it updated since. Everyone wants to tell you they make the best leather furniture so at times it can get confusing. We set out to be objective as possible; these are strictly our opinions. We carry many of these products and are not biased; they all have a place in the market. Most every manufacturer feels they make the best product, but realistically they fall into a certain category as compared to their peers. Many factors come into play here (climate, amount of use, size and weight of user, children, application, i.e.: residential or commercial etc.) as durability and lifespan are dictated. Warranties are not always indicative to a quality product, some manufacturers over warranty then fall short on servicing. It is generally recognized that solid hardwoods for framing, springs of coil shape, like true 8 way hand tied seating, and heavy innerspring cushions will provide longer use and comfort than products built with lesser specifications. Always purchase the best that is in your budget and you should enjoy many years of use from your leather upholstery. 1 being poor, 10 being excellent; these brands are ranked on 6 different factors. (This information is © copyrighted material and may not be duplicated, or linked to, without written consent. Last review.(Oct 2017)

 

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  1. Quality and thickness of framing materials used.
  2. Seating and Back Suspension.
  3. Quality of Leather hides used.
  4. Quality of upholstery detail.
  5. Responsiveness to Warranty issues.
  6. Price to Value relationship.

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Promotional/Budget QualityLower Middle QualityMid Range QualityMiddle High QualityHighest Quality
Natuzzi Futura Restoration Hardware - BradingtonYoung
Chateau d Aux HTL Klaussner Leather Comfort-Designs by Klaussner Classic Leather
- Simon Li Thomasville Elite Leather Hancock & Moore
La-Z-Boy Flexsteel Domestic Roche-Bobois - Sherrill Upholstery
Coaster Leather Italia USA Palliser Furniture Presidential Leather/Eleanor Rigby Baja Leather
Franklin Abbyson Living American Leather   Stickley Upholstery
Ashley/Millenium Bellanest Henredon Ekornes American Heritage Custom Leather
- Lane Bernhardt Sam Moore Century
- Manwah/Cheers Pottery Barn   -
- Craftmaster Omnia Leather/Arizona & Texas Leather - -
- Lazzaro USA Premium/Viewpoint Hooker Upholstery -
- Flexsteel Smith Bros - -
- Barcalounger other than Vintage Ethan Allen - -
- Jackson-Catnapper Randall Allan by Hancock Moore - -
- Southern Motion Barcalounger Vintage - -
- Best Home Furnishings/Best Chairs Mitchell Gold - -
- Bassett Artistic Leather - -
- Broyhill - - -

  • 1=Economical , 5=Standard , 10=Premium.
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BrandFrameLeatherSuspensionUpholstery
Detail
WarrantyPrice/Value
American Heritage Leather++*(USA 10 10 10 9 8 10
Abbyson Living (Import China) 4 5 4 6 5 4
Ashley/Millenium (Import China) 4 4 4 5 6 6
American Leather (USA) 7 7 5 9 7 6
Artistic Leather (Mexico) 7 7 6-7 7 5 6
Bellanest (Import China) 4 5 6 6 5 4
Best Home Furnishings/Best Chairs(USA) 5 6 6 6 5 6
Baja Leather++-(USA) 9 10 10 9 8 9
Bradington-Young++-(USA) 9 10 10 9 8 9
Bassett (USA) 6 6 7 6 5 5
Broyhill (USA) 6 6 6 6 5 5
Bernhardt (Import China) 6 6 6 7 5 7
Barcalounger Vintage ++(Import China) 8 7 7 7 7 9
Barcalounger Other than Vintage ++(Import China) 7 7 7 7 7 9
Classic Leather (USA) 10 8 10 9 8 7
Chateau d Aux (China Import) 4 6 5 6 5 5
Craftsmaster Leather Div(Import China) 5 5 5 6 5 4
Coaster (China import) 4 4 5 5 5 6
Comfort Designs by Klaussner (USA) 8 8 7 8 7 8
Catnapper/Jackson Furniture(USA) 6 6 6 6 7 8
Presidential Leather/Eleanor Rigby ++ (Mexico) 9 10 8 10 8 8
Elite Leather (USA) 7 8 6 9 7 6
Ekornes Leather (Norway) 7 8 5 9 7 6
Flexsteel (Latitudes) (China ) 5 6-7 7 6 5 6
Flexsteel ( Closed IA factory 2017) 5 7 7 6 6 6
BrandFrameLeatherSuspensionUpholstery
Detail
WarrantyPrice/Value
Franklin (USA) 4 5 4 5 5 5
Futura/Superb (Import China) 5 5 5 6 5 4
Henredon (USA) 5 6 6 6 6 6
Hancock Moore (USA) 10 9 10 10 8 6
HTL (Import China) 5 5 5 6 5 4
Hooker Upholstery ++* (Import China) 8 7 7 8 8 9
Klaussner (USA) 6 7 5 7 7 7
La-Z-Boy (USA) 4 5 5 5 5 5
Leather Italia ++*-(Import) 6 6 6 6 6 9
Lane (USA) 4 6 5 5 6 6
Lazzaro (Import China) 6 6 5 6 6 7
Manwah(Import China builds for Flexsteel and others) 5 5 5 6 5 4
Mitchell Gold (USA) 5 7 6 6 6 4
Natuzzi ( China import) 4 6 5 8 4 5
Omnia-Arizona & Texas Leather (USA) 5 7 6 7 5 6
Palliser++* (Canada/Mexico) 7 7 6 7-8 8 9
Pottery Barn (Import China) 6 7 6 7 5 4
Randall Allen by Hancock Moore (Import China) 6 7 6 7 5 4
Restoration Hardware (Import China) 6 7 6 7 5 4
Roche Bobois (Import Italy) 5 10 5 10 8 3
Sam Moore++ (USA) 8 8 8 9 8 7
Simon Li (Import China) 4 5 6 6 5 4
Sherrill (USA) 9 8-9 8 8 8 7
Stickley (USA) 10 10 10 10 8 7
Smith Bros (USA) 6 7 6 7 7 4
Southern Motion ++ (USA) 6 7-8 6 6 8 8
Thomasville (Import China) 6 7 6 7 7 5
USA Premium/Viewpoint (Mexico) 6 7 6 7 7 6


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