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Dragonfly Surfaces has been servicing the interior design community in Vancouver, BC for the past 5 years.  We offer a wide range of different materials and products, but our specialty is Leather.  We represent a number of different tanneries offering a wide range of different types and styles of leather for all different types of applications.  We offer everything from upholstery leather to leather floor and wall tiles to laser etched Hair on Hide.

Leather is a unique material within the design community. Everyone knows what leather “is” and for the most part understand the main benefits of using leather, but leather still remains one of the most misunderstood materials used in the industry. In North America there are a number of terms used to describe leather that have been twisted or re-invented.  The main purpose of this blog is to provide designers, upholsterers and for that matter the general public a forum to discuss and learn about leather.

Leather remains one of the most versatile materials available to designers and upholsterers.  When you combine the right type of leather with the application there is no better material available.  A lot of the bad rap that Leather experiences is due to misrepresentation of the “type” of leather or the wrong type of leather being used in the wrong application.  With assistance from the technical directors of the tanneries we work with we hope that we can use this blog as a resource for designers, upholsterers and clients to help navigate the world of leather.

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