Made to order in the USA
American Leather was founded in 1990 on one revolutionary idea: custom leather furniture could be made and shipped in three weeks or less. Founder/CEO Bob Duncan applied “just-in-time” manufacturing he admired from the Japanese car industry to the furniture industry.
The factory, based just outside of Dallas, Texas, still makes furniture – now in leather and fabric – in just three weeks or less, a delivery standard that’s three times faster than the industry average. From the beginning, the factory was set up to manage mass customization through the latest technology and manufacturing systems, making American Leather the most automated leather furniture manufacturer in North America, if not the world.
Furniture built to last
We care about the long-lasting durability of our furniture. Every wood part is precision cut to .004” using our sophisticated CNC machines. This precision cutting assures that all wood parts fit together with minimum tolerance using a notched interlocking system resulting in strong frame. All plywood parts are layered with industrial strength wood glue before being fastened. And, frame cavities are fully covered with 1/8″ thick chipboard material which prevents cover cave-in and improves overall sturdiness of the frame.
Unidirectional webbed suspension seating
High resiliency, high density foam
Comfort and long-term support is essential in every piece we make. We’ve chosen unidirectional webbed suspension seating as the best choice to pair with high resiliency, high density foam cushions. Studies show webbed suspension increases the life of these highest quality cushions. The combination creates a beautiful continuous design line and a buoyant firmness.
We create our cushions with a highly perfected recipe of foam or down. Each cushion mix is chosen specifically for the best comfort on each frame to create a welcoming softness. Down cushions tend to be softer and rounder, which tends to give a piece a more casual look. High resiliency, high density foam offers more structure and firmness. We also offer extra firm foam on many of our pieces.
American Leather is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, a non-profit organization created to promote sustainable practices in the furniture industry. Here are other key ways in which we work everyday to make our products and factory more environmentally friendly.
Our frames are made of wood harvested from sustainable forests and all scrap wood is recycled.
All leather uses water based pigments, and we offer 25 environmentally-friendly, biodegradeable leathers made through natural, chrome-free processes. Leather scrap is recycled and re-sold for the production of smaller leather goods.
Many styles utilize foam made from BiOH polyols, a soy-based, environmentally-friendly ingredient.
Our factory conserves energy with automatic light shut-offs and we encourage employees to recycle.
Manufactured in Dallas, Texas, our central U.S. location yields a smaller carbon footprint than imported goods.