FAQs

1) 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. 


 

2) 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.


 

3) Shipping company & time:

 

FedEx shipping butterfly chair

BIG BKF Buenos Aires works with FedEx and DHL Express to bring all of our clients fast and reliable shipping. We guarentee our product to arrive within 5 business days from the time of purchase.

We ship worldwide per 39 USD per chair (11 kg weight)!

As soon as your order is ready to be shipped, we will email you the tracking number. All the packages are shipped from our Workshop here in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

We do offer shipping discounts on orders of two or more, you will see them before placing your order.


 

4) Butterfly iron leather chair dimensions:

Carrying tote bag (chair disassembled):

                42 inches (106 cm) high

                  7 inches (18 cm) wide

                  7 inches (18 cm) depth

Seat leather cover:

                 33 inches (84 cm) top wide

                 31,5 inches bottom wide (80 cm)

                 50 inches length diagonal (128 cm)

Measures of our Big BKF iron chairs

 

Frame open:

                 33 inches (83 cm) height

                 30 inches (76 cm) wide at top (from the middle of the curve)

                 26 inches (67 cm) wide at buttom (from the middle of the curve)

                 42 inches (106 cm) diagonal (from the middle of the curve)

                 31 inches (78 cm) depth

                 32 inches (82 cm) side curves distance same side (see the pic)

 

Carrying tote bag (chair disassembled):

                42 inches (106 cm) high

                  7 inches (18 cm) wide

                  7 inches (18 cm) depth

Seat leather cover:

                 33 inches (84 cm) top wide

                 31,5 inches bottom wide (80 cm)

                 50 inches length diagonal (128 cm)

Weight of the chair + leather = 11 kg / 24 lbs.         


  

5) Wooden frame leather chair dimensions:

The Tripolina is a little bit smaller than our Big BKF iron chairs.

Chair open:

      39 inches (100 cm) height

      29 inches (73 cm) wide

      31 inches (80 cm) depth

Folded up and inside carrying tote bag = 42 inches high (106 cm)

Seat leather cover:

      28 inches (71 cm) top wide

      27 inches (69 cm) bottom wide 

      41 inches (104 cm) length 

Weight of the chair + leather = 6.4 kg / 14 pounds

 


 

6) 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.

 


 

7) 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. 


 
8) 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. 
How to care the Sheepskin leather?

We can wash them at home using neutral soap or white soap. It may also be detergent. You rinse well, and in the last rinse you add fabric softener. You extend with all the water and wait for it to dry. You can sprinkle moth spray, on the market are several brands. If the wool is very tangled, before hanging it to dry brush it with stiff bristle brush in the direction of the hair. 

 


 

9) Online Purchasing

All of our orders can be placed online through our secure automated store managed by PayPal and/or by clicking the red button at the top right of your screen accessible from any part of our site.

Accepted Payments

We accept all major credit cards for online payment.

 credit cards accepted Paypal


 

10) Return Policy

We are a small Workshop located in Buenos Aires and every sell is a big investment for us so we stand behind the quality of everything we sell. We make every effort to select and bring hand-made products of the highest-grade materials crafted by highly skilled artisans.

If there is a problem with your order, contact us within three (3) days of receipt via e-mail at info@bigbkf.com If you receive a damaged, defective, or incorrect item, we will work with you to make things right.

As we are in Argentina and the shipping costs are expensive, we do not accept returns but we are more than happy to send a replacement piece instead. Please only purchase our items if you are a serious buyer.

11) Advantages of vegetable tanning

Vegetable tanning is friendly to the environment, which means that a product that can be recycled.

Vegetable tanning is an ancient tradition in Argentina and also around the World, so most of the tanneries have very skilled craftsmen who produce leather

Due to the use of natural tannins, vegetable tanning products are unique and have their own life. They are not the same throughout his life, but constantly changing to better

The colors are vegetable tanning produces rich, warm tones that look completely natural

Vegetable tanned leathers are more valuable, and therefore sell at a higher price compared to chrome tanned leathers

Disadvantages of vegetable tanning
The average time of vegetable tanning process is similar to that of chromium, but can take up to 65 days to produce sheep skin leather.

Vegetable tanned products are more expensive. It requires more skill to tan the leather, which means they are better quality

The colors that can result from vegetable tanned are limited

Once we get the leather from the tanneries we re-select them again and we start cutting the edges and skin parts that are not useful at our Workshop.