At Vastu, we don’t like being limited in our choices. It’s why we strive to find manufacturers and products that give you a wide range of personalization options. An option we get asked about often is leather.
Whether you’re creating a custom sofa or headboard or specifying a lounge chair, we carry and represent some of the best and highest quality leathers in the industry. Leather is one of those durable upholstery options that only gets better with time…if it’s done right.
For our custom upholstered pieces from Steven Anthony we provide you with several different leather styles with varying textures and colorways.
Ordering products from Knoll opens up the collection of Spinneybeck leathers which contains hundreds of different options from sealed leathers to sueded varieties. Spinneybeck began as a Canadian company from Ontario that later moved its headquarters to New York state and continues to be a North American leader and supplier of upholstery leather.
**Fun Fact: ”Spinney,” the Old English word for woods, represents tannin, the ancient ingredient derived from wood bark, still used in leathermaking. “Beck,” the Viking word for brook, or stream, is the water component of leathermaking. Beck was given to the English language by the Vikings who overran the British Isles centuries ago.**
Companies like Herman Miller rely on their own private label leathers, as well as those from well-known leather manufacturer Edelman Leather. Edelman, with showrooms all over the US and representatives around the world, specializes in custom coloring, hand finishes and their line consists of more than 750 color ways and over 75 different types of leathers, all of which are GREENGUARD indoor air quality certified.
And last but not least, we have leathers from Cortina Leathers. Family-owned by a mother/daughter team, Cortina imports fine Italian leathers for the architectural, interior design and commercial markets in the Americas and all over the world. With over 50 different styles, Cortina produces high-quality and even has extensive custom capabilities that range from simple custom color to complex leathers involving multiple processes, including embossments, transfer prints, laser cutting and tipping.
Have you ever been online, in a store or even watching TV and seen a piece of upholstered furniture that drove your design senses crazy? Whether it was a great fabric, a bold leg design or other feature you just knew you had to have it! And then what happened? You did some shopping around and searching around but came up empty handed.
In that instance, Vastu loves to be able to provide completely personalized, handmade-to-order furniture. When Vastu co-owner Jason Claire returned from this year’s trip to the Salone del Mobile show in Milan, he had tufting on the brain. After seeing several vendors play around with this classic upholstery method he knew he needed something made for his home.
So he got in touch with Steven Anthony, our upholsterer out in Los Angeles, and this is what they came up with!
So with a concept in mind and the help of a Vastu designer, you really can make your design dreams come to life.
The Midcity Dog Days sale may officially be over, but there are still some great deals to be found here at Vastu!
Take a look…
- Violette Cocktail Table Black Lacquered Glass Top, Chrome Base | Originally: $1,089 | Now: $500
- Pasha Dining Chairs Cream Leatherette, Ebony Wood Base | Originally: $328/Each | Now: $400/Pair, $750/Set of 4
- Alta Side Chairs KnollTextile upholstery, Dark Wood Base | Originally: $664/Each | Now: $600/Pair
Stop by the showroom or call us for information and availability.
We are less than a week away from one of the best neighborhood-wide sales this city sees during the year, the MidCity Dog Days Sale!
As you may have heard, Vastu is offering 15% off all new upholstered furniture orders from Steven Anthony. And while our Dog Days sale includes sofas, sectionals, chairs, ottomans and beds, you may find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the personalization options we offer. So before you head to our showroom this weekend, why not take a look at some custom client pieces from interior design projects past?
- Prana Chair
- Gordi Sectional
- Kayne Platform Bed
- Georgetown Sofa
- Ginger Chairs
- Ramses Sectionals
- Kayne Platform Bed
- Frankie Sofa & Madison Ottoman
It’s nearly that time of year again! Time for the neighborhood-wide Dog Days Sale.
On Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th, the stores and restaurants in the MidCity district will be hosting awesome sales and promotions.
At Vastu, you’ll have the opportunity to take 15% off all new Steven Anthony custom upholstered furniture orders. That includes chairs, sofas, sectionals, ottomans and beds!
Don’t know where to start when it comes to personalizing your own furniture? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out this short “how-to” blog post on how to order your own Steven Anthony piece from Vastu during the Dog Days Sale.
Over the weekend we received the Harper Chair, a brand new style of side chair from Steven Anthony, and we absolutely love it!
Are you in the market for a new sofa or sectional, but don’t feel like waiting the time it takes to have one custom made for you? Then you’re in luck!
To make room for some new floor models, we are selling two of our current models right off the floor!
The Frankie Sectional
In Zenith ‘Mahogany’ (grade G) fabric with chrome tubular frame, recessed block leg
30” H x 36” D x 108” W Chaise 72” L
seat: 17” H x 24” D
WAS: $6,380 / NOW: $2,500!
The Little C Sofa
In Resort ‘Olive’ (grade D) fabric with walnut wood border and cone legs
30.5” H x 35” D x 72” L
seat: 19” H x 24” D
Was: $2,320 / NOW: $1,850!
We also have some other pieces that can be bought directly off the showroom floor… Read more
Green is an awesome color! It’s one of my personal favorites and I love to see it when the Vastu designers use it in their projects. For anybody else who loves the color, then St. Patrick’s Day is pretty much a day to color-overdose on it. Here are some great products you can use to keep the luck of the Irish in your home year-round!
- Eames Molded Plastic Armchair with Dowel Base in Lime Green
- Agatha Pendant Light in Verde
- Case Study Chair in Resort ‘Celery’
- Child’s Suzanne Lounge Collection in Ultrasuede ‘Kiwi’
- X3 Chair in Lime
- Georgie Boy Rug in Color GG21
- Patina Bench in Sensuede ‘Pear’
Just one more choice to think about when designing your custom furniture from Vastu! We just received these new wood stain samples direct from Steven himself out in LA.
The colors/stains include (clockwise from top left):
- Whitewash Antique
- Dove Antique
- Driftwood Antique
- Driftwood Grey
- Powder White
Vastu co-owner Eric says “these new wood stains are a great option for when wood is a big part of the piece we’re creating. Like if a sofa has full wood trim or a chair has a highly visible wood base. I probably wouldn’t choose these stains for, say, a bed where the legs are recessed and hidden under it.”
For example, the Dupont’s cradle base:
And the best part is that these stains are still neutral enough to work with most color schemes while still making a statement (if that’s what you’re looking for). Stop by the store soon to check ‘em out!
The sleeper sofa, love em or hate em they’re most definitely useful as they can make any space multi-functional. However, people don’t always find them to be comfortable or all that stylish, something that can be discerned by reading the comments section of a recent Apartment Therapy post on the same subject.
A little known fact is that a majority of the custom hand-made sofas we carry can be made as sleepers. All it requires is that you choose a frame that has loose seat cushions (so that you’re able to remove them) and that you pick a size that meets the minimum size requirements (66″ W for a full and 78″ W for a queen, in most cases). And if you’re worried about being able to see the sleeper component at the bottom of the sofa when it’s not in use, then don’t! We increase the size of the lower portion of the sofa (the apron) to conceal everything.
The sleeper component consists of a 4″ innerspring mattress and a 4″ inflatable air mattress. That gives you 8 inches of mattress that prevents you from feeling a crossbar making it comfortable to sleep on.
Co-owner Eric Kole actually has a Metro Sleeper Sofa in his own home that’s used by friends and family when visiting.
The best part of being able to custom make sofas is that we have full control over the design of our furniture. If you want a sectional sofa with a sleeper inside, in a grey fabric with wood legs and tufting on the back…it’s totally doable. Just for you.