Each piece of Liaigre furniture is manufactured with the utmost care. Natural materials are carefully selected but can possibly reflect nature’s peculiarities.
On the satin wood furniture, you can use a damp chamois cloth for routine maintenance. On wirebrushed or sandblasted furniture, do not use a microfibre cloth as it may catch the wood and cause splinters. To remove the dust, use a feather duster or a damp chamois cloth without rubbing. On varnished furniture, industrialised cleaning products should never be used. A microfibre cloth or a damp chamois cloth can remove dust or oily traces. Do not use an abrasive sponge as it may scratch the furniture. As with all wooden furniture, wet objects (ice bucket, vase, wet glasses...) should not be placed directly on table tops. Any liquids and especially alcohols spilled on the surface should be wiped off immediately. Since wood is a living material, significant hygrometric changes and prolonged exposure to sunlight or moonlight can alter the original structure and initial hues.
LACQUER AND TULLE MAINTENANCE
Lacquer is applied to the wood in several very thin layers of colours. Each layer is left to dry before applying the next and then polished to enhance the depth of the colour. Clean only with a soft sponge or damp chamois cloth. Do not use an abrasive sponge as it may scratch the furniture, or solvents that may damage the finish. The tulle finish is a resistant work of art, difficult to scratch and relatively impervious. For routine maintenance, a damp chamois cloth is enough. To remove wax stains, use a soft brush soaked with neutral Marseille soap. In case of wine stains, immediately absorb with a dry cloth, apply warm water, then pass a soft brush soaked with neutral Marseille soap, and finally wipe with a damp chamois cloth.
FABRIC AND LAMPSHADE MAINTENANCE
We recommend professional dry cleaning for fabrics. Lampshades should be cleaned with a soft dry brush. In case of light traces on an aquarelle papershade, gently rub with a white eraser.
Some of the furniture and lightings are made of brass or bronze. These materials will never rust, but they can oxidize and present shades of colour and material that make each piece unique. Brass is a metal that evolves over time, the treatments and varnishes applied to it will delay the oxidation process. Brass does not require the use of polishing products. A microfibre cloth will dust it off, and a damp chamois cloth will clear the traces. For bronze furniture and lighting, the colour treatments that we use are made by master bronze smiths who recommend avoiding the use of chemical cleaning products, as well as acidic products (vinegar, champagne, white wine, lemon) that could damage them. Any dust can be removed with a damp chamois or a soft cloth. The polished bronze finish can oxidize and therefore requires special attention. Exceptionally, you can use a special cleanser for bronze products. The satin nickelled bronze finish can be cleaned with a special cleanser for silverware.
No two skins are ever the same. Certain marks are intrinsic to this fine material (scars, wrinkles, insect bites, and small differences in grain print due to changes in thickness). Liaigre leathers are full grain and selected according to exceptional quality criteria. They are treated to resist light and are fireproof. It is recommended not to expose the leather to direct sunlight and lunar rays, or near a radiator, to prevent it from bleaching, drying and hardening. In case of aqueous liquid splashing, a quick cleaning will avoid stains. Dirt in everyday use can disappear with a damp chamois cloth and neutral Marseille soap. In case of a stubborn stain, or stain on nubuck, call a professional.
LAVA STONE MAINTENANCE
Lava stone is a natural stone that requires regular maintenance to keep its appearance, brightness and structure. We recommend that the stone never be rubbed with an abrasive (sandpaper, steel wool), not to use chemicals (bleach, household products), and to keep the stone away from acidic liquids (soda, alcohol, vinegar, lemon). Grease can penetrate into the stone and leave dark spots. Use a soft brush with neutral soap, wipe off excess moisture with a dry cloth. In case of spilled liquid, never allow it to dry, but absorb immediately with a paper towel. Clean with clear water and gently brush with neutral soap in case of staining. If the stains are more stubborn, consult a stone specialist. The lava stone is protected by a layer of water repellent or patina, it is advisable to repeat the treatment annually with a specialist.
For a regular maintenance, use a soft sponge dampened with a neutral pH soap such as Marseille soap, rinse and wipe off the excess moisture with a dry cloth. It is recommended to make light and circular movements in order to avoid marks. We also advise to apply a protective stainproof treatment every year to maintain the beauty and quality of the marble. Be careful not to spill acid (champagne, vinegar, lemon) which could attack the stone.