The award-winning international furniture label KUKA has always set itself apart from it's mostly European competition with its unique Asian heritage. Founded in 1996 by Gu Yuhua in China with only four workers, KUKA gained great prominence over the years for it's design continuum and make. KUKA presently has around 4,500 stores worldwide. They export to more than 120 countries and owns 4 production bases including a tannery, two main upholstery factories in China with certification, advanced technologies including a comprehensive leather test laboratory, and strict methods of quality control that enables them to meet production demands down to minute details. Xiasha plant, being the largest of the 4 production bases, covers a staggering 130,000m2 and has a monthly production of 3,000 containers. It is also the largest sofa production base in Asia.
KUKA uses raw hides only from Europe, America and Australia as well as premium finish leathers from renowned tanneries such as Priante Pelle Italiana and Gruppo Mastrotto. KUKA also utilizes superior materials such as kiln-dried European larch wood and multi-layer high resilience foam from the top foam maker in the industry—applied at six different densities—in their heavy-duty construction that incorporates a built-in sinuous spring and elastic rubber webbing system as well as corner reinforcement blocks. KUKA is at the forefront of the leather furniture industry with a focus on cutting edge research and development.
Their original designs are a linchpin in their cachet and they have 1,000+ design patents and have been conferred with more than 200 furniture design awards. They have 11 design team worldwide, including in France, Germany, Japan, the United States and Italy, and produce 50 designs each day, thus maintaining their innovative edge. Their blending of European design elements with Asian craftsmanship results in dynamic, sophisticated designs that perfectly emphasizes both form and function. KUKA is also the original equipment manufacturer for numerous international retailers such as BoConcept, Ikea, Crate and Barrel, Natuzzi, La-Z-Boy, Williams-Sonoma and Roche Bobois.
Choice of Colors Only at Kuka. Leather is the strongest natural material. In fact, leather is so strong it is virtually impossible to puncture or tear without great force. A seam in leather is 50 percent stronger than a seam in fabric. But just knowing that isn’t enough so we have whipped up a handy guide to our KUKA leathers for you. KUKA's craftspeople check each individual hide to ensure that KUKA leathers are, quite simply, outstanding. The only thing you have to concern yourself with is which grade of leather to choose for your needs. Remember: it’s not just about choosing the ‘right’ leather, it’s about choosing the right leather for your lifestyle.