From its earliest days, leather was considered a luxury product.
Its popularity with the wealthy and the fashion elite rose to the point that it became known as the “lifestyle item of the century.”
It became so popular that in 1913, the National Manufacturers Association (NMA) issued a leather award.
The award honored the finest leather chairs available for sale.
The NMA was created in 1891, and its mandate was to encourage the American leather industry to produce its wares at affordable prices.
Today, leather chairs are still made in America, but the industry is far from the same.
The Leather Lounge chair is an example of how it’s still possible to have a great leather chair at a reasonable price.