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Long Live Leather

May 1, 2013

The craft of restoration has long enchanted the human consciousness.  Whether a furniture maker hard at work in his shop, smoothing out the ageing curves of an old piece of furniture one more time, a cobbler methodically hammering and sewing a new sole onto an old leather shoe, or an auto mechanic, belly-up under the complexity of a rusty engine, there is an alluring element about the endeavor to make old things work like new; it fascinates people of all inclinations.  Consider a recent example – the existence and success of TV shows like Fast N’ Loud, or American Restoration demonstrate this very idea.  Call it reinventing the wheel, call it nostalgia – we like old things, but we want them to function like new things.  Often, the reason behind this phenomenon is our notion that old things were made to more exacting standards, made to last in a way that perhaps has declined with the age of consumerism (or maybe we’re just viewing history through rose-colored glasses, but we’ll stop waxing philosophical now).

The point is that certain things we buy and use on a regular basis, like furniture and cars, we like to keep around, and to do that we need to take the time to restore them to their former glory.  For both of these particular items, that process of restoration usually involves a bit of upholstery work.  Because of its associations with quality and longevity (think shoes, briefcases, etc), leather is most often the choice material for these upholstery jobs, and rightfully so.

At DCT, we’re proud to play our part in the process of breathing new life into old things.  Whether you find our leather in the interior of a luxury car, or on the surface of your newly re-finished desk, you know that what you just invested in is dependable, and timeless.

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