Maison DUVIVIER Canapés, Leather craftsmen

Leather, the true signature of the brand

The Maison Duvivier Canapés, certified as a Company of Living Heritage, has combined its passion of leather with its craftsman’s know-how since 1840.

As the emblematic signature of the brand, Duvivier Canapés leathers are selected from amongst the most beautiful in the world.

The Maison Duvivier Canapés only works with the most renowned tanners who are affiliated with the “Filière Française du Cuir” (French Leather Industry) which is also actively involved in the protection of animal welfare.

Our brand selects its partners who share the same values: French manufacturers who hold the “Company of Living Heritage” label.    

The hide decomposes into three superimposed layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous tissues. The epidermis, the outer part of the hide, is the zone where the bristles are anchored. Slightly thick, it consists essentially of keratin. The dermis is composed of collagen and elastin fibres. The mesh of the fibres is particularly dense and tight in its upper part, the grain. It is the part exclusively used for the leather of the pieces in the House Duvivier Canapés collections.

The primary components of the grain layer, collagen (resistance) and elastin (elasticity) determine the quality of the leather. These characteristics depend on the species of the animal, its age and the quality of its diet, which condition the regeneration of the fibres. With age, these substances disappear.

Soft and pleasant to the touch, Duvivier Canapés leather acts as a thermal regulator and become more magnificent with the patina of time.

 

Duvivier Canapés leather guarantees an unequalled,

exclusive and exceptional touch and comfort

Leather is a natural material; each hide is unique. The experience of the tanner and his mastery of traditional methods are the key to obtaining a beautiful, natural and authentic leather.

Only "full grain" leathers are selected for our collections. This selection and these high-quality finishes guarantee all the qualities of comfort and use of a natural material.

 

A tanning operation closely adhered to

Tanning is the process that transforms a hide into leather with exceptional properties.

The tanning process takes place over several weeks, during which the hides are immersed with tannins in large vats. Leathers obtained through mineral tanning are more flexible and therefore more pleasurable, more comfortable and more authentic.

No two hides are the same. The tanner must be able to adapt his work to the characteristics of the hide to achieve the desired finish.

Maison Duvivier Canapés uses the expertise of the French tanner Rémy Carriat, who is certified as a Company of Living Heritage, and its leather craftsman who have been producing exceptional leather for saddlery and leather goods, footwear and upholstery since 1927.

 

Unique leather finishing

The finishing operations depend on the quality of the hide and determine the aesthetic characteristics of leather: appearance, colour and feel.

A beautiful hide only requires colouring operations making it possible to work with full-grain drum-dyed, aniline or semi-aniline leathers, while preserving all the qualities of a natural material.

Environmentally conscious, Maison Duvivier Canapés only uses the most natural colouring techniques.

Finding the leather that suits you

 

In its upholstery collection, Maison Duvivier Canapés offers a wide choice of leather for selecting a leather that meets your expectations and needs, with different thicknesses (from 1.5 to 3 mm), aspects (smooth or grained} and a wide variety of colours.

 

Drum dyed leather: KOSKOA, WELSH and ANGORA.

This leather is sensual to the touch with a noble appearance. It will acquire the patina of ancient leather and age beautifully.

 

Aniline leather: ANILCAF and ANTIKA

This leather has a smooth, authentic aspect which will acquire a sheen over the years and become a true heritage piece.

 

Semi-aniline leather: NAPPALINE and BOXCALF

The slight pigmentation of this leather creates a uniform tone and offers a wide variety of colours, notably in the lighter shades. Its maintenance requires no special precautions.

 

KOSKOA

Full grain, drum dyed leather, thick with an authentic appearance and very "animal” like. The grain and natural features of the hide are very apparent, but the touch remains extremely sensual.

It allows you to live without concern as the more it is used, the more beautiful it becomes. The combination of touch, thickness and appearance is exceptional and unique in the world. 

 

WELSH

Full grain, drum dyed leather. Smooth, supple yet thick, at the same time sensual to touch with an authentic appearance.

In style and very modern with its smooth, natural and casual aspect, it will acquire a patina like ancient leathers.

It needs only to be hydrated to remain an object of beauty.

Welsh is the leather of connoisseurs and epicureans, probably the most beautiful leather in the world.     

 

ANGORA

Full grain, drum-dyed leather, smooth and supple with an exceptional sensual and velvety touch.

An exclusive technique is followed to obtain its protection, its touch and its deep, indefinable, natural and earthy colours.

A very contemporary leather with an elegant and refined aspect while maintaining its natural and authentic character.

 

ANILCALF

Full grain, aniline leather.

Being both chic and contemporary by its smooth and authentic aspect and by its slightly visible and non-uniform grain, it gives elegance, refinement and considerable modernity to a sofa. 

 

ANTIKA

Full grain, aniline leather. Tanned with an antique finish: vegetal tanning makes the leather look smooth and feel firm. This is the leather of connoisseurs who are looking for authenticity. 

 

NAPPALINE

Full grain, semi-aniline leather, contemporary with a visible natural grain adapting to all needs and desires, particularly within modern decoration and with easy maintenance, notably for the lighter colours.

 

BOXCALF

Full grain, semi-aniline leather with a subtle natural grain, very supple and sensual to touch.

Its slightly pigmented finish allows a choice of beautiful colours and makes it easy to maintain.

 “Haute COUTURE” sofas BY WORKING IN collaboration with the finest french fabric DESIGN COMPANIES

Customise

In addition to its exceptional leathers, Duvivier Canapés offers  a range of fabric collections through its partnership with French fabric design companies also certified with the “Company of Living Heritage” label thus guaranteeing the finest quality:

CREATIONS MÉTAPHORES, PIERRE FREY and TOILE DE MAYENNE.

Six collections reflect the brand’s contemporary and timeless spirit offering many interior design possibilities with their rich colours and diversity of textures:  canvas, velvets, brushed canvas, chenille, textures and patterns.

 The Maison equally  asserts its distinctive character and signature by blending materials and combining leather with fabric.