Steve Sechrest, COCOCOHome – Co-founder, Charlotte NC
Mont Blanc is a supple, waxy pull-up leather from Moore & Giles and created by a fifth generation family run tannery in Bassano del Grappa at the base of the Italian Alps. Mont Blanc, made on high quality Northern European hides, is a pure aniline leather known for an incredibly diverse colorway and remarkable clarity in its finish.
You should expect significant variation in color from hide to hide and even within a hide, but the overall effect when upholstered is simply stunning. The clear finish will reveal the character of the underlying animal including fat lines and healed scars.
Customers often mistake Mont Blanc’s soft hand for a lack of durability but that is not necessarily the case at all. Mont Blanc is still made from a cowhide, so it is inherently durable. It will provide many, many years of comfort and beauty, Mont Blanc will burnish and mark with use. A dogs nails, even a fingernail can leave a mark. These marks are not scratches as they are only in the finish and can generally be rubbed out with the warmth of your finger or heat from a hairdryer on a hot setting. However, life is short, so Mont Blanc is best used by customers who can embrace the patina that develops in the leather over time and appreciate the natural character of the leather.
We have used Mont Blanc in both residential as well as commercial settings and with great results including in high energy nightclubs and high energy homes.
Because Mont Blanc is very supple with a soft, waxy hand, it is an outstanding selection for tufted pieces. Our upholsterers love working with Mont Blanc as it allows them to create a crisp, clean tuft pattern. On any frame, Mont Blanc will be soft and comfortable.
Examples of Mont Blanc Leather
STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-5 EST / Sat 10-4 EST / Sun by Appointment
Text: +1(704)996-4343 for after/off hour appointments
Note: Our Cornelius, NC showroom doubles as our corporate offices. Located just north of charlotte in the Lake Norman area, our showroom is 4500 square feet in a renovated cotton mill dating back to 1895. We display many of our styles and also may have samples for sale off of the floor. We have what is probably the largest selection of leathers anywhere and a wide selection of fabrics and colors.
STORE HOURS: Open Mon - Fri 10-6 EST / Sat 10-5 EST / Sun 12-5 EST
Text: +1(980) 229-5531 for after/off hour appointments
Note: Our Georgia showroom is located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead Village near the Buckhead Atlanta project and right around the corner from RH’s new Atlanta showroom.