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Brand Spotlight: Leather Italia Reviews & Buying Guide

by Olly Mason

Not many furniture brands can say they have a true passion for the ritual of leather-making. It’s a timely and expensive craft that, quite honestly, many major furniture manufacturers skip in lieu of less expensive methods with comparable, yet less impressive, results. But for this brand spotlight, we’re taking a stroll down one of the better examples of fine, luxury leather furniture—Leather Italia USA. While still considered newcomer in the market of home furnishings, Leather Italia USA has gained exceptional momentum in fewer than 25 years.

No doubt, this brand’s commitment to traditional leather upholstery creation has been the secret to its success, but how does the brand compare to other big-name furniture brands? Follow this buying guide with Leather Italia reviews to learn more about how this exciting furniture brand and what it can offer for you and your downtime.

At a Glance:

Who is Leather Italia?

Should You Purchase Leather Italia Furniture?

How Leather Italia Furniture Compares

Pros and Cons

Our Top Leather Italia Seating Picks

Considerations Before Buying

Get Familiar with Leather Italia USA

As any craftsperson or creative knows, a muse strikes without notice, and when it does, it can be the start of something truly special. Take Leather Italia USA CEO, Michael Campbell, for example. What began as a background in raw-material manufacturing soon became the opportunity for Mr. Campbell “to provide the highest quality service with uncompromising integrity,” and with that, Leather Italia USA was created in 1997, spearheading quality leather as the brand’s signature muse.

Since then, Leather Italia USA has gained national and global recognition for its fine products, which are sold exclusively through authorized dealers (like us!). That means, each sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman Leather Italia creates is treated like an original and not a mass-produced piece of furniture.

Currently, Leather Italia USA makes stationary furniture and a selection of manual- and power-reclining sofas and loveseats, as well as recliners, including select reclining chairs with smooth gliding motion or swivel motion. All Leather Italia USA power recliners (excluding the Joplin and Winnfield collection) feature USB charging ports, power headrests, and a lay-flat mechanism that extend relaxation even further.

Should I Purchase Leather Italia Furniture?

Premium, top-grain leather offers amazing durability and comfort, two values that will add to the cost of furniture lines like Leather Italia USA. While the brand’s pieces will cost more, buyers have peace of mind knowing each product is made using a specialized method designed to provide optimum comfort, a high-end look, and an overall longer lifespan of use than cheaper upholsteries.

That being said, Leather Italia USA has a very specific design spectrum, which showcases clean and modest lines that highlight the quality of the leather rather than putting the focus on an edgy look. While these styles appeal to refined palettes, buyers who are seeking living room furniture with more robust presence might find the Leather Italia lineup more on the understated side (think: gentleman’s study or entertainment room).

Leather Italia USA Performance

One of the more disappointing reviews unsatisfied buyers commonly point out with leather furniture is its tendency to peel or flake after a short period of time. This is the result of what is called bonded leather, a process in which leftover scraps of leather are grinded down to a powder and mixed with vinyl to create a cheaper variation on genuine leather. The look is considerably less expensive than real leather, but what you save in cost, you pay for in performance.

By contrast, Leather Italia USA uses a traditional process that involves carefully splitting and preparing the entire hide, which is later categorized into two fields: leather suitable for its upholstery and second-grade product that is not. From there, the suitable top-grain leather is made into the fine Leather Italia USA seating, ready for showrooms across America.

This art of creating leather may result in a pricier product, but the benefits largely outweigh the cons. For one, genuine leather processed using this method creates a one-of-a-kind look that captures the essence of leather’s appeal. And then there’s the natural elasticity and responsiveness to the body’s temperature, both of which promote a heartier material that is able to withstand daily use far longer than other upholsteries.

Pros and Cons

We proudly offer Leather Italia USA seating as part of our complete catalog of home furniture because we trust the quality and comfort will more than satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. That being said, here are the main takeaways of Leather Italia furnishing:

Pros:

American-made

High quality craftsmanship

Extra durable upholstery 

Cons:

Can be more expensive than commercial furniture brands

Leather Italia colors are not customizable

Limited style selection

Our Top Leather Italia Seating Picks

What’s better than enjoying premium relaxation on top-grain leather? If you’re still on the fence about going leather, these three recommendations are all you need to convince you that you deserve the one-of-a-kind touch and feel of leather while you unwind.

Recommended: Leather Italia Shae Joplin Dual Power Reclining Sofa-1555-E2117-031041LV

Front view of Leather Italia USA Joplin power reclining sofa

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The Leather Italia Jopling dual power reclining sofa provides a luxurious spot for downtime whether relaxing solo or with your favorite downtime companion. Push the power-reclining button to ease into a pocket of pillow-y comfort between an overstuffed back and plush armrests wrapped in fine leather for an extra touch of luxury. The simple design of this high-end power recliner is a reminder that downtime isn’t be complicated—especially when all you need is this power reclining sofa to get you started.

Recommended: Leather Italia™ Cambria Polk Dorian Power Reclining Sofa -1444-EH6620-038334LV

Front view of Leather Italia USA Cambria Polk reclining sofa

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Don’t just enjoy your relaxation—declare it with the pronounced profile on the Leather Italia Cambria Polk power reclining sofa. Intricate stitching and bolstering come together for an automotive-inspired look that is as exciting as it is comfortable. Two power reclining seats sit you back in ultimate satisfaction and can even extend fully flat for relaxation with no boundaries. While you disconnect, stay connected using built-in USB ports, or for those who prefer a good read, adjust the power headrest to the ideal angle and flip page to page as you’re completely catered.

Recommended: Leather Italia™ Presidential James Tobacco Loveseat-1669-S9922-022952

Front view of Leather Italia USA Presidential USA James loveseat

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Restoring classic charm in your favorite lounging area is as simple as including the Leather Italia Presidential James loveseat in a smoky tobacco finish that works especially well with wood and metallic tones. Give in to this stationary loveseat’s gently rolled arms studded in a series of individually placed nailheads that add a dash of character. This loveseat also provides pub-style back cushions that welcome you to sit, relax, and cherish life’s simple pleasures, from a cup of your favorite coffee to catching up on your favorite streaming series.

Considerations Before Buying

Comfort and style are two major factors that will help you decide which living room set goes best with your home and its needs. But they aren’t the only points to consider. Before making your final decision, give these final tips a glance:

Is it really a perfect match? Follow these furniture buying tips to ensure your selection is a match made in comfort heaven.

Treat leather kindly and it will repay you. This list of upholstery cleaning tips, including leather, are all the TLC you need to make your furniture last.

Shop Leather Italia USA at Colder’s Furniture and Appliance

Like the devotion Leather Italia USA puts into each of its sofas, loveseat, sectionals, and chairs, Colder’s Furniture and Appliance works hard to provide shoppers with the gratification of the best quality furniture on the market—including Leather Italia USA. We’re proud to offer luxury seating they will not only enjoy, but also deserve.

To explore more, shop the entire Colder’s catalog of furniture, home appliances, and mattresses online, by phone at (414)-476-1574, or at an appliance showroom near you in the Milwaukee area.