The exclusive

Pure aniline

Original, natural, noble, high-quality. Leather with a very individual character.

It is completely imbued with colour, but otherwise largely natural. Due to its naturalness, its surface is very soft, warm and sensually pleasant. The open skin pores allow a high level of breathability. The leather adapts to the body temperature in an instant.

Aniline leather is a valued upholstery material for elegant and prestigious upholstered furniture. It has a sensual, very sophisticated look and contributes significantly to the upscale ambience of the furnishings.

Aniline leathers are beautiful, natural and exclusive. They are breathable and feel very pleasant and warm to the touch.

Aniline leather changes over time, you can see the leather's use. However, I don't see the patina that develops as disturbing, but as an expression of the leather's individual character.

Mirjam-Saskia Kühn
LCK leather technician


Aniline leather is a collective term for very high-quality, natural smooth leather that can come from different animal species. As with all smooth leathers, the processing side corresponds to the outside of the animal's skin. Wrinkles and skin injuries are clearly visible. The grain pattern remains intact and gives aniline leather an individual and very natural character. With aniline leather, an even surface appearance is always clear evidence of a flawless hide.


How are aniline leathers dyed?

In contrast to pigmented or semi aniline leather, aniline leather only receives its colour through simple drum dyeing with soluble dyes. The skin pores remain completely open after dyeing. This allows the leather to retain its natural suppleness and is characterized by high breathability. As upholstery leather, aniline leather also impresses with its rapid warming, as it can quickly take on the temperature of the skin. Aniline leather owes its name to the aniline dyes, which today are generally replaced by more gentle dyes.


Why are aniline leathers so expensive?

Natural leathers are simply rarer. After tanning, the leather hides are sorted according to strict criteria. Only flawless leather, i.e. without major scars, fattening creases or other individual blemishes, is processed into aniline leather.


Aniline as upholstery material for the sofa?

Aniline leather is a valued upholstery material for elegant and prestigious upholstered furniture. Due to its natural state, however, aniline has no protective colour coating and is therefore very sensitive. Spilt drops soak directly into the leather and are then visible (see photo). Regular cleaning and care will ensure that the sensitive leather looks beautiful and well cared for for a long time. Over time, aniline leather develops a patina, which is often a desirable effect with this type of leather.


Correct cleaning

Depending on the type of stain, cleaning can be tricky and it is therefore particularly important to treat aniline leather only with care products designed for this purpose. Conventional leather care products from the supermarket often contain solvents and can damage the leather surface. The care agents must also have a balanced mixture of moisture and refatting, pure wax or excessively greasy care products can "oversaturate" the leather.


Care with sun protection

Furniture covered with aniline leather should not be exposed to permanent sunlight if possible, as this can cause the leather to fade relatively quickly. A lowered roller blind helps a lot. It is best to protect the leather after each cleaning with KERALUX® Care Lotion A, which provides the leather with intensive moisture and protects it from fading with a sun protection effect.


Original, natural, elegant, high quality. Leather with a very individual character. The open skin pores allow a high level of breathability. The leather quickly adapts to the body temperature, is very warm and soft to the touch.

Recognizable skin pores

It is completely permeated with colour, but otherwise largely natural. The individual skin pores are still clearly visible as hair-thin holes. Even fingernails leave traces, but these polish themselves back into shape during use.

Water stain test

You can also recognize aniline leather by dripping a little water on it. If the drop soaks directly into the leather and leaves a visible darker stain, it is an open-pored aniline.


Due to its natural state, the surface is very soft, warm and sensually pleasant. As an upholstery material for upholstered furniture, it has a very elegant and high-quality appearance.


Due to the untreated surface, pure aniline is unfortunately very sensitive and susceptible to stains and signs of wear. Pure aniline develops an individual character over time, this "patina" is what gives aniline leather its charm.


As only flawless and scar-free hides can be used, which are rare, aniline-dyed leathers are considerably more expensive than pigmented leathers.

Recommended cleaning and care products for pure aniline:

KERALUX Leather Care Set A
Perfect care combination for high-quality aniline leather

Gentle cleaning and optimum care for high-quality, sensitive natural aniline leather.

  • Special formula for sensitive aniline leathers
  • Gentle and pore-deep cleaning, solvent-free
  • Rich care optimally nourishes the leather
  • Valuable moisture and optimum refatting
  • Reliable protection against drying out
  • Refreshes the impregnation
  • With sun protection against colour fading
  • With valuable antioxidants for a long lifetime
200 ml KERALUX® Soft Cleaner, 200 ml KERALUX® Care Lotion A, sponge, cloth, instruction
32,20 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
Cleaning Glove
For regularly quick cleaning

The Cleaning Glove is suitable to remove dust regularly from your upholstered furniture. Also possible to use on smooth surfaces like plastic, synthetic material and glass.

  • Ideal for weekly dusting of upholstered furniture
  • Suitable for leather, artificial leather and fabric upholstery
  • Can be used dry or wet
  • Washable, so can be used for a long time
1 cleaning glove
10,60 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
KERALUX Soft Cleaner
Gentle and pore-deep cleaning

Ideal for gentle and pore-deep cleaning.

  • Ideal for regular preventive maintenance care of leather furniture
  • Removes light superficial soiling from everyday use
  • Ideal for all types of leather.
200 ml KERALUX® Soft Cleaner
10,15 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
KERALUX Strong Cleaner
For stronger soiling like beverage stains

Highly effective yet gentle leather cleaner.

  • For removing heavy water-soluble stains from everyday life
  • Ideal for food and beverage stains such as coke, ketchup, ice cream, etc.
  • Dermatologically tested with "very good", solvent-free
  • Suitable for all types of leather
200 ml KERALUX® Strong Cleaner
13,75 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
KERALUX Degreaser Spray
Removes oily and greasy stains from leather

Degreaser Spray for smooth leather and nubuck.

  • for cleaning oily and greasy stains
  • spray dries out to a fine powder with the dissolved grease
  • simply vacuum the residues
  • retreat with KERALUX® Strong Cleaner
200 ml KERALUX® Degreaser Spray
18,80 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
KERALUX Ballpoint Pen Remover II
Removes older stains from pen, ink, lipstick

Removes older stains from pen, ink, lipstick from smooth leather (aniline, semi aniline and pigmented leather)

50 ml KERALUX® Ballpoint Pen Remover II, 1 cloth
21,30 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
KERALUX Care Lotion A
Rich regenerating care and impregnation for aniline leather

Regenerating care with rich formula of active ingredients. Optimally suited to pure aniline leather. The lotion nourishes the leather after cleaning:

  • important moisture to prevent drying out
  • optimum refatting for a soft grip
  • refreshes the impregnation
  • protection against water, grease and dirt
  • sun protection against premature fading
  • antioxidants for long shelf life
200 ml KERALUX® Care Lotion A
22,05 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
KERALUX Leather Balm
Intensive care for old, rough and dried-out leather

Intensive and rich balm especially for regenerating older, brittle, cracked and dried-out smooth leather.

  •  nourishes richly with moisture and refatting
  • restores the wonderfully soft feel of the leather
  • noticeable success after just one application
  • counteracts squeaking and creaking noises
    from leather
200 ml KERALUX® Leather Balm
18,50 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
KERALUX Colour Repair Set A according to sample
Colour refreshment of slightly faded aniline leather

Ideal for refreshing the colour of slightly faded aniline leather. The colour lotion is mixed exactly according to the leather sample!

  • for refreshing the colour of slightly faded leather
  • for repairing small scratches
  • leather looks like new
200 ml KERALUX® Strong Cleaner, 200 ml KERALUX® Colour Lotion A, sponge, cloth, glove
39,85 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
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