Maintenance and Care instructions

All DAN-FORM’s materials are selected with durability in mind.

Most materials do however require maintenance and care to retain their natural properties and a fresh look.

General care

As a general rule of thumb, you should vacuum your fabric upholstered furniture regularly.
Artificial leather/faux leather and leather surfaces need treatment to keep them flexible and hydrated to avoid it drying out.

Once a year, we recommend that you tighten all screws on your furniture, as the screws could loosen over time.

The foam in the seat of some of our furniture can feel a little hard at first, but will soften when you use it.
Foam consists of small 'cell walls' that need to be broken down to gain its elasticity.

For any questions, please contact our Sales Support.

Select your material

Below you will find a list of the materials featured on our furniture. Expand each section to see the English description of the Maintenance and Care instructions and to find a link to download a small brochure with Danish and German instructions too.

ARTIFICIAL LEATHER

ABOUT THE MATERIAL

Artificial leather/PU (polyurethane) consists of thermoplastic polymer applied on a fabric. The front is embossed to have the visual characteristics of leather and the surface feels like a waxed leather.
The surface is susceptible to grease and fluids which can penetrate the surface and leave hard-to-remove stains.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

All materials require maintenance. Without the proper care, artificial leather will dry out which can cause surface cracking and peeling.

  • We recommend sealing the surface with a leather soap, for example from Guardian, before you start using the furniture. Carefully follow instructions and always test the sealing product in a non-visible spot first.

  • You should apply leather soap 1-2 times a year to retain the qualities of the artificial leather.

  • For everyday care, wipe with a damp cloth without soap.

  • Using detergents regularly could potentially ruin the surface. Use as little water on the cloth as possible.

  • Do not use any harsh detergents or chemicals on the artificial leather.

  • Do not spot clean but make sure to clean the entire surface without rubbing
    too hard on the artificial leather.

  • Place your furniture min. 30 cms from a heat source such as a radiator or a
    fireplace, to ensure the artificial leather does not dry out.


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CERAMIC

A DURABLE MATERIAL

Our ceramic table tops cosist of a 3 mm Italian ceramic plate, mounted with an MDF board underneath to stabilise it.

Ceramic surfaces are resistant to scratches, stains and heat and they do not absorb fluids.

We do however still recommend to use place mats and hard items should not be dropped on the table top, especially around the edges.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • The table top can be cleaned with a damp microfibre cloth and a mild dishwashing detergent.

  • For more stubborn stains, a dab of concentrated detergent can be effective.

  • Do not use detergents that contain chemicals or bleach.

  • To avoid stains and miscolouring, any spillage should be removed immediately before it dries.



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FABRIC / TEXTILE

COMFORT & DURABILITY

Fabric furniture has a natural breathability that allows for a high comfort over a long time.
Our fabrics range from flat to more rustic weaves, are all soft to touch and highly durable. Most of our fabrics come with 50,000 Martindale which indicates that they will not wear down easily.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • We always recommend using a textile protection spray, for example from Guardian, before you start to use your furniture. This will apply a protective layer that still allows the fabric to breathe but makes it less susceptive to stains.

  • Repeat the treatment 1-2 times a year for optimum protection of your furniture.

  • Vacuum your fabric furniture once a week with an upholstery attachment.

  • Be sure to remove any spillage as quickly as possible to avoid stains.
    Non-fat stains can be whiped off with a damp cloth and a mild detergent. For dried out/more stubborn stains, try a fabric cleaner. Test the cleaning product in a non-visible spot first.

  • Do not use harsh detergents or chemicals as they will cause discolouration in the fabric.

  • If exposed to direct sunlight, the fabric colour will fade over time.


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FAUX LEATHER

ABOUT THE MATERIAL

Faux leather consists of thermoplastic polymer applied on a fabric. The front is embossed to have the visual characteristics of leather and the surface feels like a waxed leather.
The surface is susceptible to grease and fluids which can penetrate the surface and leave hard-to-remove stains.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

All materials require maintenance. Without the proper care, artificial leather will dry out which can cause surface cracking and peeling.

  • We recommend sealing the surface with a leather soap, for example from Guardian, before you start using the furniture. Carefully follow instructions and always test the sealing product in a non-visible spot first.

  • You should apply leather soap 1-2 times a year to retain the qualities of the artificial leather.

  • For everyday care, wipe with a damp cloth without soap.

  • Using detergents regularly could potentially ruin the surface. Use as little water on the cloth as possible.

  • Do not use any harsh detergents or chemicals on the artificial leather.

  • Do not spot clean but make sure to clean the entire surface without rubbing
    too hard on the artificial leather.

  • Place your furniture min. 30 cms from a heat source such as a radiator or a
    fireplace, to ensure the artificial leather does not dry out.


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RPES FABRIC

COMFORT

Furniture upholstered with fabric has a natural breathability that allows for a high comfort over a long time.
Our RPES fabric is soft to touch and highly durable, as it is made from recycled polyester.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Vacuum your RPES fabric furniture once a week with a flat upholstery attachment. Do not use bristles.

  • Be sure to remove any spillage as quickly as possible to avoid stains.

  • Non-fat stains can be whiped off carefully with a damp (microfiber) cloth and a mild detergent. Do not rub hard on the RPES fabric.
    Make sure to treat the whole surface to avoid any streaks.

  • For dried out/more stubborn stains, we recommend a clean by a professional company.

  • Do not use harsh detergents, chemicals or upholstery preservatives such as a textile protection spray, as they will cause discolouration in the fabric.

  • If exposed to direct sunlight, the fabric colour will fade over time.

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LEATHER

NATURAL MATERIAL

The leather for your furniture is a natural material made from cow hide. The hide is treated and dyed and finally used for upholstery of your furniture.

Even after the dyeing process the hide will have marks from the life the animal has lived, for example from insect bites, scratches or scars. These small imperfections will differ from one piece of furniture to the other.
This is part of the charm of selecting a natural product such as leather.

COLOUR NUANCES

As cow hide can take to the dye depending on the structure of the hide, there can be colour nuances that make each hide unique in both structure and character.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

All materials require maintenance. Without the proper care, leather will dry out which can cause the surface to crack.

  • We recommend sealing the surface with leather protection, for example from Guardian, before you start using the furniture. Carefully follow instructions and always test the product in a non-visible spot first.

  • Use leather care products 1-2 times a year to increase the life span of your furniture. Follow the instructions carefully as too large amounts in one place can cause a discolouring of the leather.

  • Use a damp cloth for the daily cleaning. Do not use any detergents or chemicals
    on the leather.

  • Place your furniture min. 30 cms from a heat source such as a radiator or a fireplace, to ensure the leather does not dry out.

  • Be sure to not expose your furniture to direct sunlight as this will affect the colour of the leather.


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NUBUCK FABRIC

RICH COLOURS

The nubuck fabric on your furniture is made from long polyester fibres. The long fibres in the pile make the colours vibrant and they will change depending on how the light catches the pile of the furniture. The colour will be perceived different depending on the time of day, where the furniture is placed in the room etc.

FLAT PILE

The long pile of the nubuck fabric can become flat during transport as well as from everyday use.

Should your furniture have areas with a flat pile, make the fabric damp and use a soft (fabric) brush to restore the surface. You can either use a water spray, a steam iron (keep 1-2 cm away from the fabric) or a damp dish towel which is put on top of the nubuck fabric for a little while.

Be sure to treat an entire area to avoid colour differences.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • We recommend to seal the velvet with a textile protection, for example from Guardian, before you start to use your furniture. Carefully follow instructions and always test the sealing product in a non-visible spot first.

  • Vacuum your nubuck fabric furniture once a week with an upholstery attachment.
    Do not rub too hard on the fabric when vacuuming.

  • Brush the pile with a soft (fabric) brush. Always brush in the direction of the pile.

  • Non-fat stains can be whiped off with a damp cloth and a mild detergent. For dried out/more stubborn stains, try a fabric cleaner. Test the cleaning product in a non-visible spot first.


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PAPER CORD

A POPULAR MATERIAL

Paper cord is a durable material designed to last for years.

Paper cord has been a popular choice in Danish furniture design for decades due to its durability and classic design expression.

Our paper cord consists of 3-ply paper. The paper has not been waxed.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Paper cord does not require any maintenance as such. It is however possible to give it a treatment with a neutral (colour free) soap mix consisting of water and soap flakes. Do not use detergents and please be mindful that you should apply as little water as possible.

  • The treatment cannot be repeated too often as this will wear down the paper cord.

  • Discolouration can happen from spillage of coloured fluids like red wine or juice. Remove the fluid as quickly as possible with a damp, soft cloth. Only dap on the fluids to avoid rubbing it further into the paper cord.


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VELVET

RICH COLOURS

The velvet on your furniture is made from long polyester fibres. The long fibres in the pile make the colours of the velvet vibrant and they will change depending on how the light catches the pile of the furniture. The colour will be perceived different depending on the time of day, where the furniture is placed in the room etc.

FLAT PILE

The long pile of the velvet can become flat during transport as well as from everyday use.

Should your furniture have areas with a flat pile, make the velvet damp and use a soft (fabric) brush to restore the surface.

You can either use a water spray, a steam iron (keep 1-2 cm away from the velvet) or a damp dish towel which is put on top of the velvet for a little while. Be sure to treat an entire area to avoid colour differences.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • We recommend to seal the velvet with a textile protection, for example from Guardian, before you start to use your furniture. Carefully follow instructions and always test the sealing product in a non-visible spot first.

  • Vacuum your velvet furniture once a week with an upholstery attachment.
    Do not rub too hard on the velvet when vacuuming.

  • Brush the pile with a soft (fabric) brush. Always brush in the direction of the pile.

  • Non-fat stains can be whiped off with a damp cloth and a mild detergent. For dried out/more stubborn stains, try a fabric cleaner. Test the cleaning product in a non-visible spot first.


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WOOD VENEER FOR TABLES

ABOUT THE MATERIAL

The table top consists of a thin slice of wood: a veneer, mounted on an MDF board. The veneer has been glued to the MDF board and surface treated with a matte lacquer for added durability.

A LIVING MATERIAL

The wood veneer used for your table is a natural material. The trees have had varying growth conditions and therefore the structure and colour of the wood will vary.

A low humidity/dryness can cause the wood to retract and form cracks. At a higher humidity this will reverse.
This is all part of the charm of selecting a piece of furniture made by hand from a living material.

WOOD KNOTS & GRAINS

Knots in the wood applies natural structure to your furniture which, together with the grains and colour variations, will make your furniture piece unique.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Use a damp cloth with a mild detergent for the daily cleaning. Do not use harsh detergents or chemicals on the wood.

  • When exposed to sunlight, the wood will change colour. To slow down the process, we recommend that the table is placed away from direct sunlight. If your wood furniture is exposed to uneven light, we recommend that you turn the furniture piece 180 degrees, once in a while.



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Where to go for more information

Private consumers who have bought DAN-FORM products through a reseller:
Please contact the reseller where you bought the products if you have further questions.

B2B customers: Please contact our Sales Support here.