Equipal Leather Color Swatch
Can't make up your mind regarding the color? Ordering a swatch will put your mind at ease before placing a full order.
Interested in a piece of furniture not readily available on our site? Order the color swatches you are interested in and we will include a New School Equipal Collection Lookbook for your customization possibilities.
While we strive to provide accurate imagery, remember that materials may vary from swatch photos due to studio lighting, monitor calibration, and dye lot changes. For color-critical use cases, we recommend reviewing a physical swatch. Although the swatch that you have is trustworthy, it only tells part of the story. As leather a natural material, keep in mind that there will be variation from swatches to your actual order. Please expect variation.
Much like our traditional leather equipal pieces, the vegan equipal furniture line is handmade in Jalisco, Mexico, by artisan communities that have been crafting equipal furniture for generations. Our goal was to develop a more sustainable, more durable equipal furniture line that maintained as many traditional qualities as possible. Low maintenance was one of our top priorities when designing this product. Vegan equipal furniture is easy to care for and stain-resistant while staying true to the minimal design. Vegan Equipal feature weather-resistant upholstery and durable deck sealant applied to the rosewood frame.
In order to maintain the furniture’s high-quality leather and wood, we suggest regular applications of leather conditioner and wood-furniture polish. If you are not going for an aged look and your leather is scratched or scuffed, we have touch up paint available to repair small damages to painted equipal. Lastly, if your natural or painted leather equipal gets wet, avoid drying in the sun. Instead, bring it inside or under a shaded area to dry. We recommend using non-acidic and non-ammonia based cleaners for regular cleaning of painted or vegan equipal.
Handcrafted equipales were designed over 500 years ago by skilled artisans of the Aztec Empire in central Mexico. Using organic and regional materials to craft furniture that provided both comfort and aesthetic pleasure, these artisans inspired a design concept that has been passed down through generations, standing the test of time. Today, authentic equipal furniture is handmade in Zacoalco de Torres, Jalisco, a small town located south of Guadalajara.
During the 20th century, equipales became popular through the rise of photography of beach resorts in Mexico. However, as demand for and production of equipales increased, their quality began to suffer. The goal of our New School Equipal collection is to restore high quality in equipal furniture while focusing on sustainability. This collection is composed of 100% natural and biodegradable products, such as locally sourced leather, Mexican rosewood, and waxed cotton twine. Furthermore, our furniture is now available in select water-based colors, vegan options, and custom sizes.