W.SCHILLIG black label - Competencies

natural product leather

Black Label Competencies - 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.

Noble fabrics

Black Label Competencies - fabrics

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.


Black Label Competencies - quality

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.

All black label products also bear the furniture seal of quality for "healthy living".


Black Label - environment

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.

Certification marks

Gütezeichen RAL

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.


Black Label Competencies - production

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.

sitting comfort
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.


Black Label Competencies - production

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.

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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.


Sofas +

[lorenza] - NEW

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For the love of detail: The different legs of this model - A look inside

Luxurious and of lasting value: The individual types of leather and fabric in the black label collection

Plan of types and example combinations

Leather handbook: our knowledge about leather collected for you!

A true living dream!

With this model a true living dream was created! [lorenza] is a super stylish statement with an endless pool of possibilities. Material and colour combinations leave nothing to be desired.


Thread implementation

In fabric cover the model is produced with a double seam. In leather with a pearl double seam or a special cross stitched seam. A contrasting coloured thread is also possible with leather cover.

Combined covers

This model can also be supplied in combined covers and combined cover colours.

One arm chaise with high back cushion

The one arm chaise KH12 R/L comes with a special back cushion design. The back cushion is about 10 cms higher than the standard back cushions and has a sewn-on roll for placing onto the back body.

Metal colours for legs

The leg can be ordered in the implementation high-gloss chrome or powder-coated black.

[alessiio due] - NEW

Long-lasting beauty and quality craftmanship.

Trendsetting design is here combined with cosy luxury, long-lasting beauty and quality craftmanship to give top-class sitting comfort. The proven headrest adjustment and the motorised seat extension are available at an extra charge and transform your [alessiio due] into an absolutey functional all-rounder.


Extendible lying surface

Some items can be fitted with the seat extension. The total depth extends. The sensor touch button is located in the middle between the seat cushions.

Flexible headrest

Every item can be equipped with a headreast adjustment witch notch function.

Striking armpart

This model has a beautiful, striking armpart, which makes it into something very special.

Contrasting thread

In some leather colours this model can be supplied with a contrasting-coloured thread, at no upcharge.


Relaxation is part of the art of living

Trendsetting design is here combined with cosy luxury, long-lasting beauty and quality craftsmanship to give top-class sitting comfort. If you appreciate standards and the finer things in life, then you can completely relax and unwind on this upholstery classic.

Maximum cosiness


Extendable lying area
For a beguiling atmosphere you need a very special sofa. [alessiio] impresses with seating comfort that also fulfils functional aspects. The sitting area can be extended by a generous 20 cm. [alessiio] is made into something very special by the beautiful, striking side part and the elegant, bold stitching on the front edge of the seat. Stitching can be of a different colour upon request


A feast for the eyes!

Loose pillows and lumbar pillows will give you the possi-bility to play with materials and colours at [casanoova]. You can choose between a noble base either covered with leather or fabric or do you prefer a wooden base in oak or walnut? No problem!


Metal colours for legs
Some legs can be ordered in high-gloss chrome-, matt-chrome-appearance, bronze- or black-coloured. Please indicate when ordering.

Thread implementation
The model is produced with the thicker, nicely in itself intertwined trout-thread in leather cover or in contrasting-coloured thread in leather cover. See order information.

Noble runner
A beautiful metal runner is available for upcharge and in different metal colours.

The base is wonderfully integrating into the models’ shape. It is available covered with the chosen leather or fabric. It can be ordered in natural oak or walnut.


With its clear forms, foscaari radiates lots of tranquillity and casualness

Bringing all its cosiness, it will take up residence within your four walls and give you enhanced quality of life. It is also very well thought out – you won’t have to forego a single modern convenience! It's worth a look – we promise!


A high level of skill and sophistication

Construction that uses the brain: the headrest is always in use where it is needed most. It simply slots in between the back of the carcass and the back cushion. If desired, a wooden shelf can be integrated as an intermediate element. It is available in several versions.

The legs are available in various metal colours. Stools are also available with castors for a surcharge.

In all leather colours this model can be supplied with contrasting-colour thread, at no upcharge.


The bext mixture out of design and comfort!

If you take a seat and sink into the couch position with the ergoslideplus function by ergotouch sensor, you are completely persuaded. Without exaggeration you can speak of a dream sofa.


Flexible headrests provide for relaxed leaning if requested. In combination with the sensor button-pursued ergoslideplus function this is also possible by button pressure. Back and seat sink ergonomically and an extended legrest comes up.

The armpart is stitched with ornamental seams. If requested, you have can choose contrast seams from our wide leather colour range — completely without upcharge.


Master of variation

[intermezzo] enables many and diverse design options. Different side part variations, as well as the choice between two different seat comforts, allow for individuality. [intermezzo] will become a secret star in your living room, thanks to its classic, cubic design.


Comfort selection
Comfort basic or exclusive box-spring comfort with two independent springs in the seat. Which would you like? 

Different side parts
You can choose between two armrests – classic and timeless or intentionally elaborate and slender, with infinite adjustment. You decide which design suits you best.

urniture bases
All base shapes are available in two base/seat heights. The attractive metal runners on [intermezzo] are a very special visual highlight.

Flexible headrest
The adjustable headrest completes the model and can be inserted anywhere between the back of the body and the back cushion.


Eye-catcher with a feel-good guarantee

Or love at first sight! After all, who could resist this sofa's inviting charms? The instructions for comfort are to just sit back and feel good. With his impressive feel for shape and design, Jan Armgardt has with [toscaa] created a model with a pleasing individual and progressive character.

Sit back and feel good
[toscaa] plays with the opposites of "easy sitting" and a "straight-lined look" and ensures a contrast-rich living ambience with its striking exposed wood base. You can individually and freely arrange this chaise longue as part of your dream home, as a combined sofa/couch.


Extra beautiful
The striking and yet harmoniously integrated seat parts give the sofa an irresistible charm. You can add a very personal touch to [toscaa] with contrasting threads.

Special details
The combination of wood and leather creates a completely new feel for materials. The restrained colour concept is not only visually enhanced by the exposed wood base and the pleasant brown shades, but also placed in a colour context.


Our purist – and a smooth customer when it comes to design!

But [trovatoore] is not content with disdainful superficiality – it wants more for its owners. Comfort and function – and all of it in optimal proportions. There is not too much here, nor too little! We wish you a delightful time getting acquainted!


Fine finishing touches for maximum comfort

[trovatoore] is a true gentleman –  the flexible headrest adapts beautifully to your comfort equirements. The notch function that allows this is a standard feature. But there‘s more! Vapour pressure-operated back adjustment and flexible armparts are available for an upcharge. The armparts fold down with a notch function. In all leather colours this model can be supplied with a contrasting-colour thread, at no upcharge.

Armchairs +


This armchair is made for people who love art

This armchair is made for people who love art, appreciate shapes and seek the extraordinary. Here, the classic wing chair has been very beautifully revamped and transformed into a genuine designer piece. Yet it does not come across as cold, clean or pretentious. Its sophisticated back look lends it character – and with its wooden base, it stands firmly on the ground.


Armchairs with sophisticated details

[capriccio] – the inviting, cubic armchair goes well with many models and features a practical pocket on the side  part. It has a metal frame or a turntable that is available in matt, gloss or with the original cover. The design of [capriccio] harmonizes very well with the [toscaa] design.


Armchair with fine details

A small round armchair that is more than just an eye-catcher. You will fall in love with this excellently finished lounge furniture. The real show-stopper is a hidden turn-tilt plate that you only notice once you are seated on it. The high backrest is extremely comfortable and striking. An elegant chrome panel on the front side of the seat rounds off your favourite.


Simply beautiful - The elegant chrome panel at the bottom of the seat ensures a unique look.

The right moves - So that you can always keep your eye on everything, a hidden swivel function provides an all-round view.


Armchairs with a personal touch

[puritanii] – this cubic armchair with elegant, narrow armrests goes with many models. The finely shaped wooden turntable is also available with swing function or you might decide on an attractive metal runner. The armchair with colour-contrasting thread looks particularly elegant.

Chaises +


Relax inComfort

[cellini] – the armrest of this attractive chaise longue is optionally attachable and increases your personal comfort in addition to the individual, ergonomic seat adjustment options. There is an Android or iOS app for greater freedom in controlling the functions.


Flexible parts
The headrest, back and footrest are fitted with a ratchet function as standard. A comfortable, flexible armrest can be inserted at the side.

Motorized adjustment
For an extra charge, the back and footrests can be adjusted with a double motor or double motor with rechargeable battery. Elegant touch sensors are used for adjustment.

Elegant base
The chaise longue stands on an elegant cantilever base that is available in chrome gloss, matt and with black powder coating.

Accessories +

[table - tavoolo uno]

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Fine wooden table

[tavoolo uno] – the appearance of this elegant table is perfectly suited to black label furniture. This solid, wooden model is available in oiled oak or walnut and provides a surface for little things such as TV remote, magazines or a cup of coffee. The wood has been finished with solid and form-fitting, hand-crafted connections. This makes the joints particularly stable.

[table - tavoolo due]

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Elegant table

[tavoolo due] – this table can be pushed part-way over the seating surface of the sofa, the side part or over the stool, to make the perfect shelf. The removable, integrated tray is the highlight. The table is
available in oiled oak or walnut. The metal frame is powder-coated in anthracite and also available in chrome gloss or matt.

[table- tavoolo tre]

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Practicable and elegant

[tavoolo tre] – this practical, solid wood occasional table is a clever place to keep the little things in life. So that you can work comfortably from your favourite spot on the sofa, the table can easily be pushed over the sitting surface in an S shape, where it can support a notebook or tablet. The table frame is made from oiled solid wood and can be ordered in solid oak or walnut. The joints have been hand-crafted for optimum stability.

[table- tavoolo quattro]

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With a personal touch

[tavoolo quattro] has an attractively shaped oval design and is an ideal and loyal sofa table. It is just the perfect height to still show off your sofa to its best. The leather version is available with very high-quality, decorative stitching in a contrasting colour. The high-end, silk-grey, undercoated glass is set in so that it is flush with the surface.


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Buffets and upholstered tables

These unusual pieces of furniture are versatile all-rounders. On one hand, they are ideal for living situations with limited space because of their dimensions, while on the other they act as an extension to your seating ensemble, because they can be used as seating or footrests or as places to put glasses, books and newspapers.

These ottomans and tables flat with the floor also act as a casually configured chaise arrangement on the floor. Laid upon your furniture, a flexible wooden mat serves as an elegant yet practical shelf space.


Underline your individual style by giving your living spaces a very personal touch. Tasteful accessories are not only eye-catching enhancements for your piece of furniture but also provide added comfort and lend your room that certain something.

Supplement your "black label" furniture with cuddly accessories. Casually slung over the sofa and armchair, our fluffy blankets Franco and Francesca will keep you snug during an exciting TV evening or while reading an absorbing book. Add further stylish elements in the form of ottomans and floor cushions, which act as cosy and playful eye-catchers.

Some furniture accessories are available with contrastingly coloured threads upon request.


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Pillows are very popular because of their decorative potential, especially in living rooms. You can use them to make your living space noticeably more pleasing, not only as decorative pillows on the sofa, but also as floor pillows. The fabrics selected for you and their colours convey an impression of high quality, create a homey atmosphere and represent the epitome of textile culture.

These pillows not only have a fresh decorative effect, but also create a refined atmosphere wherever you want things to be cuddly and comfortable.


Underline your individual style by giving your living spaces a very personal touch. Tasteful accessories are not only eye-catching enhancements for your piece of furniture but also provide added comfort and lend your room that certain something.

Supplement your "black label" furniture with cuddly accessories. Casually slung over the sofa and armchair, our fluffy blankets Franco and Francesca will keep you snug during an exciting TV evening or while reading an absorbing book. Add further stylish elements in the form of ottomans and floor pillows, which act as cosy and playful eye-catchers.

Some furniture accessories are available with contrastingly coloured threads upon request.

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The finishing touch

Underline your individual style by giving your living spaces a very personal touch. Tasteful accessories are not only eye-catching enhancements for your piece of furniture but also provide added comfort and lend your room that certain something. Soft footstools, roll matts, decorative pillows and some more things act as cosy and playful eye-catchers. Some furniture accessories are available with contrastingly coloured threads upon request.