Designer furniture, by people such as Arne Jacobsen and
Pierre Paulin, include chairs with leather covers. These are now becoming worn with
consequent loss of colour, and the leather is starting to tear. In most cases
the leather can be repaired and the missing colour reinstated. The aim is to
give a serviceable chair and to retain the patina without re-covering with new
leather. Occasionally this is not viable and the leather will be replaced. The
Pierre Paulin chair below could have been repaired for very light use but
because the leather was an essential structural element it was replaced.