FAQ

Difference between Polo leather and Vaqueta leather.

Polo leather is almost double thicker than Vaqueta leather, 3,2 mm of thickness VS 1,8 mm. Polo leather is the same leather used to craft polo boots and saddles. Polo leather needs more time of using to mold and get the body shape. The more you use them, the softer the leather becomes. 

Difference between Polo London and Polo Malbec color.

Both are dyed using the same brown vegetable tanning but the Polo Malbec has a reddish touch.

How we ship the chair?

Packaging Characteristics:

 • Recyclable: Since it is 100% polypropylene.

 Waterproof: Do not change their physical properties when immersed in water or other aqueous products.
 
Resistant to chemicals: It is inert to most chemicals, organic and inorganic, including acids, bases and salts.
 
Soft: It resembles, at low weights, the texture of a fabric.
 
Porous: Air permeable and impermeable to small solid particles (dirt, dust, etc.) and liquids under certain conditions.
  
Heat resistant: Does 
not begin to shrink to 110 º C and melts at 130 º c.

The leather will stretch?

With regards to the fit of the leather, after sitting in the chair for a week or so, it should mold and stretch to look like the chairs on the site- the more you use them, the softer the leather becomes. 


How to care the leather?

Please note these are guidelines only and ask that you approach any cleaning of hair on hides with caution...
Treat these hides with care and they will last for a long time. Care should be exercised when cleaning. Include your cowhide rug in your normal cleaning routine, simply vacuum or give rugs and cushions a shake outside to remove dust and small dry particles of dirt. Rotate your rug or move to a different location from time to time so that it wears evenly.
If using a damp cloth, wipe with the hair and not against it. You can wipe smoothly in the direction of the hair with a damp (but not wet) cloth with mild soap and water. Do not soak the hide or get it wet. Do not wash in a washing machine. Dry using a towel running along the nap. Avoid vigorous rubbing, do not use saddle soaps, or other leather creams as these may in fact do more harm than good. Protect from direct sunlight and avoid sharp objects and excessive heat.
For common spills like wine, coffee, tea, juice, food, soup etc - soak up spills with a paper towel or sponge immediately. Remove solid matter with the blunt edge of knife by scraping gently in the direction of the hair. Then wipe with a damp (but not wet) sponge or cloth using mild soapy solution. Finally clean with a damp cloth using a diluted 1% white vinegar and 99% water solution (this balances the pH levels) Alternatively to clean spills or extra dirty areas, use a very small amount of shampoo on a damp sponge. Sponge along the nap repeatedly. Rinse the sponge to remove the shampoo and dirt and repeat until the hide is cleaned.
For fat, grease, lipstick, tar and chewing gum - Remove solid matter with the blunt edge of knife by scraping gently. Then apply dry cleaning fluid directly to the affected area on a soft cloth by dabbing gently. Finally wipe with a damp (but not wet) sponge or cloth using a mild soapy solution. We can not guarantee that this will remove your stain, but it the best method of trying. This is done at your own risk.
Finally, Cowhides do not like to be damp or wet, please avoid this. If you have a dehumidifier, use it regularly to remove moisture from the room. On a sunny day you can put your cowhide outside with the underside facing the sun. 

We are artisans at our craft

Our expert team of designers and leather craftsmen work with the highest quality Argentine hides and leather to ensure every chair retains the quality and customized touch we guarantee our clients. In contrast to other replications of the BKF design, we pride ourselves on the quality and longevity of our products. Every chair is handmade of pure 100% argentine leather, four pieces beautifully sewn together and every edge is double stitched to reinforce.

For a detailed view of our leathers and craftsmanship, please view images below:

Characteristics:

  • Genuine Argentine leather with lifetime durability
  • Hand-crafted by leather artisans in Buenos Aires 

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    We care about the environment.

    Big BKF's new eco-friendly tote bag comes with every Big BKF chair purchased and makes for easy portability and storage.