At Great Dane, our philosophy begins with our unbridled passion for timeless Scandinavian design that provides our customers with products chosen based on high-quality craftsmanship and premium materials.
Our collection is hand-picked and sourced directly from Scandinavia’s premier design houses and manufacturers. Each piece is designed to stand the tests of time and in order to get longevity out of your chosen pieces, please visit our makers & designer websites directly for the most up to date care information available.
Each piece is designed to stand the tests of time and in order to get longevity out of your chosen pieces we have put together a selection of care instructions to help guide you when caring at home and in the office.
Oiled wood will develop a natural patina and character over time which will only enhance the beauty of the material. To maintain the look and feel of oiled wood, annual re-oiling is recommended. Oiling should be done when the wood starts to feel dry or appear faded.
To avoid accidental markings after oiling your pieces, be sure that surfaces are kept clear for 24 hours so the surface settles and dries appropriately.
Guardian Wood Oil is available from all Great Dane showrooms
Soap-treated wood ages well over time developing a patina almost immediately upon use.
Lacquered finishes on timber are a clear coating that creates a layer of protection to the timber surface, yet still allowing the grain and feel of the timber to express itself beautifully. Although lacquer does create a layer of protection, it can be penetrated with liquids or scratches. Re-lacquering by a professional is usually advised after around 10 years, varying on the level of use and patina.
Paper cord is a durable material made of natural colour, unbleached paper. It will gain a beautiful patina over time. The material is also waxed, giving it a level of protection against some wear and tear.
Alongside perhaps only timber, no material gives us as much joy here at Great Dane as leather. The patina, the texture, the smell – all of these contribute to the rich character developed by a good quality leather, which, over time, allows a piece of furniture to develop into something as unique as its owner. With this in mind, Great Dane is pleased to now offer a selection of its furniture in premium pure aniline vegetable tanned leather Tärnsjö Garveri leathers.
This leather is known for its unique markings and for its beautiful patina that will develop over time and is particularly sensitive to its environment, especially sunlight. To maintain this high-quality leather, we recommend thoroughly cleaning and conditioning your piece every 6-12 months, depending on the level of use and its reaction to its environment.
Guardian leather cleaner and conditioner is available to purchase through our Great Dane showrooms
For all Great Dane fabric upholstered furniture and cushions, please contact a specialist fabric cleaner for professional cleaning or dry cleaning.