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  • Free shipping within the EU

Production

Award-winning design from Dessau

Our furniture and accessories are made in the home of classic modernism - from high-quality patchwork carpets to filigree welded daybeds. We attach great importance to compliance with the latest environmental and production standards.


Handmade in Germany

WEINBAUMS processes leather and skins from selected, certified tanneries in Catalonia and Tuscany. After its arrival, the material is subjected to a complex quality control in the first step. If the surface quality, tensile strength and appearance meet the requirements of our upholsterers, the skin in question is cut according to the required seat and back surfaces. In the case of our design classics, the pieces, which are coordinated in terms of their appearance and texture, are then joined together to form a seat cover using a piping seam.

This seam is made in advance, acts as a link between the four reference surfaces and gives the cover exceptional strength and elasticity. The cover is then edged with fine aniline leather. For this purpose, the leather is sharpened in advance in order to be able to sew the frame of the cover exactly and without loss of quality. On request, we can supplement fur covers on the back with a high-quality and colour-coordinated split leather. The four parts of the cover are sewn congruently with the respective front and then joined together to form a cover.

Three crafts, one goal: first-class living comfort

For the production of our shelf, armchair and table frames we only use brushed stainless steel. Upon request, frames can be powder-coated with an individual color from the RAL spectrum. In the first step of the frame production of a Butterfly Chair, for example, four tubes are cut into two parts each for the upper (back) and lower part (foot part) and bent according to predefined angles on the four contact surfaces of the seat cover. We then weld the back and foot sections into two hangers. Thereafter, these are precisely connected to one another using an assembly device and welded at their crossing points.

Based on the design by Ferrari-Hardoy, we also provide the contact surfaces of the back section with a 7° fold to enable ergonomic and comfortable sitting. Finally, the spot welds are ground and polished, and we also subject the frame to a final quality and stability check. The armchairs, which are now ready for delivery, are shipped to customers on three continents and over fifty countries with a complex architecture, perfect workmanship and timeless charm.


Experience production up close

Authentic, cool, inspiring: From February 2023, we will be happy to guide you through our portfolio in WEINBAUMS‘ studio located opposite the Bauhaus Museum.

In addition to selected stools, chairs and armchairs from the DESIGN CLASSICS and neo26 collections, our team will be happy to present to you the latest designs from our carpet production and the Art Bureau desk collection. Additionally, we provide in depth information on the origin of leather and skins and explain in detail production methods and processing techniques chosen by WEINBAUMS. Our premises will be open on weekdays from 12 pm to 6 pm. For appointments please call at +49 340 8591 3527 or send us an email: info@weinbaums.com


The process of tanning

Tanning is one of the oldest cultural techniques known to mankind. The durability of skins was optimized with the help of selected substances even in prehistoric times. In the following, you can read interesting facts about animal skin as one of the first recycling products and the certified process in which the leather and skins we use are processed.

In the first step, the cattle hides are freed from fat, soluble protein components and the subcutaneous connective tissue in the so-called water workshop. In addition, foreign components such as dirt and preservatives are removed. The hides and skins are then fleshed with the help of the tanning tree and a shearing knife. Ideally, the tanning tree has a curvature so that each area of the skin can be treated individually. Finally, the fleshed skin is swollen to ensure optimal absorption of tannins.

THe oldest recycled product in the world

The perishable protein fibers of the hides prepared in the water workshop are then transformed into leather fibers by the accumulation of tanning agents and are protected against decomposition by microorganisms. Various forms of tanning have been developed over the centuries - from environmentally friendly forms that do without chemical additives to industrial processing. Based on tried and tested recipes, the skins and that we use for our patchwork carpets, for example, are characterized by their resistance to aging and high humidity. Our partner companies also tan in permanently rotating barrels and thus achieve complete and even tanning. The result: hides with a high level of elasticity and suppleness.

In the last step, the so-called dressing, the hides and skins are washed, spun and greased. The greasing process has the task of making the skin fibers soft, supple and water-repellent. Here, fat is only stored in the interstices of the three-dimensional fiber network. The fiber itself does not absorb fat, so it remains flexible and does not stick together. The greased hides are then spun again and nailed onto a wooden frame, stretched smooth and dried. Following this, the hides and skins are gently drummed by hand (also known as "stollen") and the last remnants of the subcutaneous connective tissue are removed.

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