All pet owners who are also modern furniture enthusiasts can rejoice not that there will never been a need to choose between the two ever again! Although most of the materials used in the original furniture designs of the modern period couldn’t hold up to Fido’s teething phase, new technology in the decades since has provided us with substantially more durable and resilient options that we make full use of at Modern Classics Furniture:
During the age of modernism, original furniture designers would use mild steel that was chrome-plated since it was the option at the time, though lacking in durability. The signature brands and also most reproductions use this option that will show evidence of the scratching or chewing that is typical of all new pets.
Our reproductions make use of the highest furniture grade steel, #304 stainless steel, hand polished to high luster. It offers an unprecedented level of durability without sacrificing the aesthetic appeal and can even be re-polished after several years to restore its original sparkle.
Whether you are more a “cat person” or a “dog person,” paws of either are guaranteed to leave their mark on any leather that is susceptible to scratches.
Our top-grain, aniline-dyed leather we import from Italy is equipped to withstand the elements of day-to-day life, including scratches. With the exception of our distressed leathers (which are intended to scratch as part of the aesthetic appeal), your pets can easily nap on the furniture without the risk of being scolded when you come home.
I’m sure you are already aware of the various ways pets can make stains on fabric furniture, so I don’t think I need to list them. While most puppy misbehaviors can eventually be forgiven, staining furniture upholstered in fabric is a tough one to get past. Forgiveness comes much easier though when the fabric is stain-resistant like our exclusive collection of Modern Boucle Fabric. We use an eco-friendly stain guard finish that causes spilled liquids to bead up and can easily be wiped away without permeating the surface of the fabric.