natural product leather
We have always been accompanied by leather in every form. In the 20th century at the latest, the material had developed into a status symbol and still represents our idea of tasteful luxury and exclusivity. Because of its visual attractiveness and its tough surface, leather is perfectly suited to being a lovely and at the same time long-lasting cover material for high-quality upholstered furniture.
W.SCHILLIG - more than 40 years of leather work
W.SCHILLIG has concentrated on this fine raw material since the 70s and right from the beginning has worked closely together with leading tanneries. We are now one of Europe's largest leather processors, which means that you as a customer can benefit from our many years of craftsmanship and experience.
Leather is both the most precious and the hardest-wearing cover material for upholstered furniture. Like every natural product, leather is unique – with different colours, scarring and other features.
Such natural features and colour deviations are not a reason to complain. They make your furniture a unique item because no piece of leather looks like another. So far nobody has been able to copy genuine leather with all of its features.
Black label offers you a leather collection that is characterised by its precise craftsmanship and best, most long-lasting quality, which is regularly thoroughly checked by specialists.
Please find more information about the black label leather collection in our leather handbook.
Weaving is one of the world's oldest craft techniques. Nowadays, flat-woven fabrics and velour with special patterns can be produced on the loom of Joseph Marie Jacquard. In order to always be up-to-date with new trends and to offer fabrics of lasting value, we work closely together with the best and most innovative weaving mills.
So that you will be able to enjoy the use of our upholstered furniture for a long time, it is important to us that you read our product information and instructions on use, cleaning and care, because we cannot accept liability for damage that occurs due to incorrect treatment.
The new natural fabrics by Rohleder are characterised by their fine sheen, attractive natural colours, softness to the touch and their very special charm. These fine materials not only convey an impression of quality but are also the epitome of textile culture.
Diese noblen Stoffe vermitteln nicht nur Wertigkeit, sondern sie sind der Inbegriff textiler Kultur. Das hochwertige Material besitzt warentypische Eigenschaften, die es zu dem mache, was es ist. Ein Möbelbezug aus Leinen wird je nach Qualität im Laufe der Jahre leicht aufrauen.
This high-quality material possesses typical characteristics that make it what it is. A furniture cover made of linen will easily become worn over the years, depending on its quality. Rohleder has made this natural product into an item suitable for everyday use, thanks to many years of experience and practical knowledge. During this process, all test values for pilling, rub-fastness, light-fastness and chafing have been constantly improved.
These materials are now distinguished by high breathability and thus create a cosy and extremely comfortable seating climate.
Genuine quality work is in every piece of black label furniture. We vouch for our high-quality materials, which are carefully and accurately processed by our employees. W.SCHILLIG furniture is predominantly still produced with perfect manual craftsmanship. You can feel these decades of experience in the quality of every single piece of furniture.
quality that can be felt
This quality starts in the frame of your furniture. All weight-bearing parts are produced from either hardwood or metal. So that you can sit and lie down even better, we build robust Nosag cushioning into the sofas and chairs. The seat here consists of a high-quality spring core which is sheathed in foam. For the cushions we use a mixture of selected upholstery foams and top-class branded materials. Although we use the most modern production technology, the experienced craftsmanship of the employees is decisive for the comfort of W.SCHILLIG products and thus of inestimable value.
Each upholsterer is responsible for a complete item of black label furniture, the work stages of which undergo quality testing from beginning to end.
All of our W.SCHILLIG models are produced in accordance with the DIN and RAL quality guidelines of the German Quality Assurance Association (Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V.) and are checked by authorised testing institutes. Each individual piece of furniture meets the strict German and European guidelines.
They guarantee that our quality products are low in hazardous substances and harmless to health. We also continually undergo quality testing as a member of the German Quality Assurance Association.
Our company is certified to European Quality Management ISO 9001. All black label products also bear the furniture seal of quality for "healthy living".
Long-lasting and reliable
Nature and the environment are a top priority for us. That is why we are constantly optimising the processes and use of materials. We already take all aspects of protection of the environment into account in production. We also promote material and energy cycles in order to save natural resources. A piece of black label furniture will "live" with you – for many years.
W.SCHILLIG is permitted to by "StayFair" to use the signs "sustainable" and "fair". StayFair is a platform that shows what good companies and products are like. Here you can see and learn what quality and values mean to us. Because for us ethics does not mean detached morality, but instead a company philosophy that is lived out in all production processes. At StayFair, the only companies to receive recognition are those that meet standards, in their practices and products, that go far beyond normal levels.
EMAS logo demonstrates the participant’s commitment to the environment
EMAS is the highest European distinction for systematic environmental management. We are one of the few manufacturers of upholstered furniture who are entitled to show off this symbol. Only those companies who consistently decide to use the most thorough solutions in the field of environmental management receive this distinction. State-commissioned experts check whether all the regulations are really being adhered to. Environmental authorities also participate in the system, to register companies that have already been checked. EMAS publishes the names of all participating companies who have chosen absolute transparency. Companies that take part in EMAS are regarded as the pioneers of active protection of the environment and as reliable partners for their customers.
In addition to the conditions of EMAS, W.SCHILLIG also meets all requirements of the globally valid standard EN ISO 14001. In addition to this we are also committed to constantly improving our contribution to the environment beyond the legally required level.
Climate pact for the furniture industry
environment and the climate targets
W.SCHILLIG is the first manufacturer to sign up for the “Climate Pact for the Furniture Industry” of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel (DGM - German Furniture Quality Association). In this way, the company from Ebersdorf, near Coburg in the Upper Franconian region, is confirming its sense of responsibility for the environment and the climate targets of the German government and the United Nations (UN).
The basis of the DGM climate pact is the CO2 balance of a company, the so-called carbon footprint. This is determined by the company in collaboration with climate protection consultancy BEaZERO.org and then analysed. Firstly, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced as much as possible and eventually compensated for completely if possible with the support of international climate protection projects
W.SCHILLIG has already made its core processes climate-neutral, which goes beyond the scope of CO2 balancing and analysis. This means that all of the upholstered furniture manufacturer’s direct emissions (Scope 1), including heating and cooling materials and fuels for company cars and trucks, for example, and also indirect emissions resulting from self-procured energy such as electricity, district heating, steam or cooling energy (Scope 2) have been compensated for using project-based CO2 compensation mechanisms. According to the DGM, the company is making a direct contribution to protecting the environment in this way. W.SCHILLIG is therefore supporting the target of the UN climate conference, which has come out in favour of global warming as a result of climate change of preferably no more than 1.5 degrees Centigrade compared to the level at the beginning of the Industrial Age
Perfection is our yardstick
Quality is our first commandment. This begins with the frame of your furniture, the main parts of which are produced using solid hardwood or metal. It is also equipped with nosag springs to support the upholstery. The seat ideally consists of a high-quality core material, soft or hard, wrapped in foam. The cushion filling is a fine compound of quality foam and modern brand name materials. To do justice to the varying international requirements, we deliver to our trade partners in accordance with their specific needs. Despite highly-mechanized manufacturing methods, the craftsman’s experience is a factor crucial to the quality of W.SCHILLIG products. Every production phase is subjected to a quality check. Each upholsterer is responsible for his complete individual black label order. We can safely say that your sofa is in good hands with us!
Quality: The “golden M”
W.SCHILLIG models are produced according to the DIN and RAL guidelines of the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e. V. (German Furniture Makers Quality Association), and are inspected and certified by institutes, e.g. the LGA (Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern). Our products conform with the strict German and EU guidelines which include e.g. the emission detection check. As a member of the German Furniture Makers Quality Association, W.SCHILLIG undergoes permanent inspections.
Precision and quality management
Your newly purchased black label upholstered furniture is a unique item because almost all production stages have been carried out by hand. A high degree of precision is required for the making of our top-class leather grey goods. It is here enormously important to passionately apply the practical experience that has been gathered over the years – which is what the highly qualified skilled workers of W.SCHILLIG do.
There is sitting and then there is sitting. That is why we have been working for years on the best sitting comfort, to make sitting a real experience for you. To achieve this, we combine the excellent craftsmanship of our employees with the most modern production and computer technology. Our creative and high-performance team of men and women make 300 individual furniture dreams come true every day.
A normal large leather sofa consists of up to seven leather skins which need to be carefully checked for undesirable natural features. Only after this is each individual part of the sofa placed onto the leather skin and cut to size by hand using a template. In order not to waste leather, particular care is taken to avoid incorrect cutting.
After this the cut leather is checked again before being passed on to the sewing room. Here the double stitching and contrasting stitching is subjected to particularly close attention, because this must be used extremely precisely. Because each uneven stitch would be clearly visible.
One employee - One sofa
If you decide to buy one of our items of upholstered furniture, you will benefit from the W.SCHILLIG "employee principle"! This means that in order to achieve an even look in the finished piece of furniture, one and the same employee will cut and sew your entire black label set of furniture.
Where inner values count
A long-lasting product such as leather requires raw materials selected according to the strictest criteria, a perfect structure and a complex texture. We buy all of the materials needed for this from selected brand manufacturers and we work on these materials with painstaking accuracy.
Only the result of these processes guarantees you the quality that has made W.SCHILLIG one of the leading manufacturers of upholstered furniture across Europe. Or to put it differently: if you are sitting on it with a relaxed smile, we are satisfied with the result of our work!
the best materials
The solid beech hardwood that we use for frames and weight-bearing connecting pieces is an ideal material for upholstery frames. We pad the seat with Nosag cushioning, which is known for its extreme durability and dimensional stability and substantially improves your sitting comfort. The back is equipped with sturdy rubber straps before we clad the frame with foam and Diolen.
Perfectly structured work processes ensure that you receive consistent quality in our upholstered furniture, first class service and punctual delivery.
The final stage is performed by the heart of production – the upholstery! This is comparable to the final assembly of a car. Here all the corners and edges must be precisely in place, the stitching perfectly straight and the bases even on the ground. Any inaccuracies from preceding work stages can still be rectified here so that everything is perfectly in place in the end.