How to Care for Your Sofa


Caring for the Leather

KOKOROISHI uses both leathers with and without an exterior paint layer. Maintenance depends on the type.

Dyed leathers / Leathers without external paint layer

Leathers: VONO / KW / Nume

The "sheen" on the leather is a sign that the amount of oil in the leather is just about right and that the leather will last a long time. We recommend topping this up with maintenance oil once or twice a year. Please do note that while the maintenance kit will be able to prevent some stains, it is impossible to stop all stains. Please view the videos for more information.

Maintenance Goods

Leathers with exterior paint layer

Leathers: MO / MS

Maintenance is usually limited to wiping with a dry cloth. Wiping with a steamed towel should suffice to remove stains. Please note that trying to remove stains which do not come off even with a steamed towel may damage the protective paint layer and lower durability. We advise avoiding using commonly available leather creams and cleaners on the leather.

Maintenance Goods

Caring for the Fabric

There are two types of fabric covers - detachable and attached covers - which each require different types of maintenance. Regardless of the type, maintenance appropriate to the material and usage frequency will lead to longer and more comfortable use.

Detachable Covers

We recommend sending them to the dry cleaners. Washing them with water may make the fabrics irreversibly shrink. However, a portion of our fabrics are washable with water - please enquire for more details.

Attached Covers

Some sofa designs have cushions which cannot be detached. We recommend waterproofing spray to prevent stains on these types. In the case of unfortunate stains, we recommend products from the Dr. Beckmann brand.

About Color Fading

Please note that due to how our fabrics are made of natural ingredients, there is no way to prevent against fading from UV radiation or natural processes. However, placing the sofa away from direct sunlight and windows will slow the process.

Replaceable Covers

We also provide replaceable sofa covers - please contact us for further details. We also produce replaceable covers for sofa models which we no longer produce. Please enquire for more details.

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Our cushions' stuffing is made from either feathers, polyester cotton or a mix of the two. All types will shrink with continued use and have their shapes break down. Regular maintenance is therefore needed.

We recommend occasionally massaging cushions to fix any "kinks". This will also prevent deformation and increase their longevity. In particularly, be aware that leaving polyester cushions in a bent position for long periods of time may harden the cotton inside and require a change of the interior cushioning as well.

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Replaceable Cushions

The feathers inside the cushions will start to diminish with extended use. If you start to feel like your cushions are starting to "deflate", it may be time to consider replacing them.

Even after prolonged use and a cushion's feathers deflating, topping up the internal urethane can bring a cushion back to its oiginal functionality.

We therefore suggest that customers consider ordering additional urethane instead of replacing the whole cushion. In the long run, this would lead to lower costs too.

(Older feather cushion models may not have an interior urethane layer. We can adjust your cushions to make them compatible with urethane - please contact us for more details)

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Caring for the Wood

Maintenance differs from wood depending on if they were coated in oil or urethane. We recommend performing the appropriate maintenance for the longevity of your furniture.

Oil Coating

Water will leave stains on wood. Therefore, in the case of a spill, we recommend wiping not only the original spill but its surrounding area with a wet cloth. This will prevent the stain becoming too obvious. In addition, obvious stains can be hidden by firstly sandpapering the area of the stain and then applying wax.

Please do note that wood may crack or get damaged due to the environment it is exposed to. Also, please be aware that the patterns and spots on wood reflect the state of the natural wood and are unlikely to be perfectly uniform.

Urethane Coating

The exterior layer applied to the wood usually protects the wood from damage and therefore little maintenance is needed. However, after decades of use this layer may start to crack, necessitating maintenance at our factory.

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