After Care

Our products at 122 Design are made to last for decades, however please find some instructions below, to support them.


Product Care instructions for 122 Design furniture are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

 

General Care

Best practice for any piece of furniture takes a general precaution towards unusual environments. As such, we recommend avoiding exposure to direct sunlight, heat or humidity to prevent fading and cracking. Surfaces should be covered when possible to prevent obvious damage. Use coasters and mats under glasses and hot dishes. Please be aware that heavily dyed fabric, like dark wash denim, can transfer to your furniture and cause discoloration.

 

Why is my furniture uneven?

If your furniture appears to be uneven, check that you floor is level. Many pieces have adjustable bases to accommodate this.

 

Why is my chair not reclining?

Recliner mechanisms may be stiff initially, but should relax over time.

 

Leather

Dust with a dry cloth and vacuum for regular maintenance. If stains become apparent, blot stains immediately and wipe surface with a lightly dampened cloth and mild detergent. Do not spot clean; wipe the entire surface area and then dry with a clean cloth. Do not use saddle soap, abrasive cleaners or detergents or ammonia. If necessary, use non-abrasive leather cleaner but spot test to ensure there will be no discoloration. If the stain or blemish is still present, please consult a furniture specialist.

 

Fabric

Regular Care
Vacuum regularly with an upholstery attachment. Flip, rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly to ensure even wear and increase longevity. Feather and down cushions have excellent recovery, but much like down comforters, pillows need to be fluffed frequently to restore their loft. Some feather loss is normal. Vacuuming with an upholstery attachment between the fabric casings and cushions will help prevent feathers from poking through the fabric. To minimize fading, avoid placing your upholstered furniture in direct sunlight. Dark fabrics and natural fibers like cotton are most susceptible to fading. An annual professional cleaning will keep your upholstered furniture looking its best.

Stains
Treat stains immediately for the best results. Blot up as much of the spill as possible with a clean, dry, white cloth. Don't rub. For small stains, use warm distilled water and blot up the stain with a clean cloth. For large or stubborn stains, we recommend consulting a furniture specialist for professional care.


Fabric Content
Upholstery options will vary from content make-up to durability.

Classic Bouclé Wool
40% Bouclé Wool, 60% Polyester
23,000 double rub count per Martindale Method

Premium Cashmere Wool
100% Wool
28,000 double rub count per Martindale Method

 

Cushions

Cushions may appear creased when removed from packaging upon arrival. When air begins to circulate, they will return to their original form. Fluff cushions weekly to keep them full and rotate regularly if possible.

 

Wood

Once a month, surface clean with a soft cloth and quality cleaner specified for wood along the grain according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Twice a year, polish with a quality wooden furniture polish. Do not use aerosol cleaners or polishes, or oil-based, wax or abrasive polishes. If stains occur, blot immediately and apply a non-aerosol, non-abrasive wood cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Spot test to ensure there will be no discoloration. If the stain or blemish is still present, please consult a furniture specialist.

 

Papercord Seating

The paper cord seating is lightly waxed to prevent general discoloration and resistance; however, it is not fully invincible to stains, particularly of wine and oil. Unfortunately, there is no specific cleaning product available on the market for paper cord material. Our recommendation, in the event of a spill, is to clean immediately using a damp cloth to wipe off the stain as best as possible. Never use harsh soaps or cleaning liquids as they can damage the material. You may consider using plain soap flakes dissolved in water as a simple cleaning solution.