Use of leather in upholstery of furniture is status symbol and it is acknowledged as symbol of prestige, wealth, sophistication and luxury. Currently in movies when office scenes come to show action, mostly chairs and sofas of leather are shown in them, which clearly tell about the trend, investment on the movie and perception of people about leather. Leather for upholstery is not a new thing because from the beginning of human history, there were different uses of leather and as development took place, use of leather increased at higher pace. We all use leather to some extent in shape of articles of daily use which may be wallet, chair, keychain, car interiors and so on. To show the passion about quality and status leather for upholstery is very easy way but like all things in worlds there are some advantages and disadvantages. Start should be taken from good things that is why here we will elaborate first the positivity of leather for upholstery. Taking the example of chairs made of leather, people sitting on them feel proud as having luxury and power. Secondly people think it durable due to being natural material and it shows the strength and tells about the psyche of the people using leather.
People who like to stay clean and want to keep their environment clean mostly talk about the leather’s property of not collecting or attracting dust from the air. Being natural and durable material, people tend to invest more in leather by spending handsome amounts on leather made products as they think it would be life time investment.
On the other side we will discuss some negativity of leather for upholstery as we discussed that it has also some disadvantages. Very first thing is its high cost which cannot be afforded by majority of people especially middle class people. To some extent it becomes the source of class differentiation or discrimination. Secondly leather creates friction for the cloths of people sitting on it and that is why dresses get shine and shortly they tear and wear. Being not good in permeability, liquid on the surface does not get space to be absorbed and you will be uncomfortable whenever there is spilling. Similarly it does not allow the air to pass through and after some time person sitting on leather chair will start to perspire. In sunlight leather heats up and it becomes difficult to sit on it. It is evident from the fact that nobody can sit in the car when it is left in open sun for few hours. Same problem occurs in winter because it becomes too cold and provides discomfort initially. Everyone of us can imagine about the leather made articles, only few dark colours come in mind and it is true fact that it is not available in light colours. With all positivity and negativity there is no impact on the popularity and demand of the leather for upholstery in the market and it is the fact.