Material and care

Dear client,
favius stands for pure materials, aesthetics and great craftsmanship – made in Germany. The passion for high quality and highly durable materials is reflected in all furniture and accessories of favius. Materials and manufacturing are chosen in a fashion that they will last for decades provided they are properly taken cared for and maintained. In this brochure you will find detailed information on all materials and their properties as well as maintenance recommendations. Please follow the instructions of the manufacturers of cleaning and care products and if possible try them out at a concealed spot.

Properties
Wood is a natural product. Its unique grain turns every piece of furniture and accessory into something unique. Treated with oil the precious woods will retain natural feel and beauty. Wood reacts to its environment and its colour can be affected by light. It adapts to slight differences in room temperature and humidity, however, if these are too big, it will bend and crack. Properly taken care of, your furniture will keep its characteristic and beauty for a long time and the developing patina will more and more enhance its charm.

Care and cleaning
Immediately remove stains and spilled liquids. The use of a dry cloth is recommended. If necessary, a damp cloth may be used. It is imperative not to use solvent-containing or acidic detergents, cleaning pads or scouring agents. The use of the furniture will determine the frequency of cleaning measures. When the surface feels dry and rough or when your piece of furniture has noticeably lost its sheen, it should be re-oiled. We recommend for that purpose to use Velio, article number 595-15, manufactured by Livos, and to follow their instructions. With this stains and minor damages can be reliably removed.

Properties
Leather is a natural material characterized by its unique surface structure. Natural markings of the hide structure, grain variations, scars and insect-bites as well as differing gloss and colour make each piece of furniture unique and authentic.

Care and cleaning
For regular cleaning rub your leather furniture with a dry soft cloth. Superficial stains can be removed with a slightly moist cloth. The leather should be subsequently dried with another dry cloth. Avoid soaking or strong rubbing on one spot since this will damage the surface. It is recommended to treat the complete surface when removing stains. Spilled liquids should be mopped up immediately with a dry cloth to avoid efflorescence. Optimal protection provides Lanja leather lotion manufactured by Livos. Never apply aggressive agents like stain-remover, shoe-polish or other cleaning agents and under no circumstances apply abrasive sponges. As a matter of principle we recommend to treat your leather furniture twice a year with a leather lotion, ideally before and after the heating period. This will ensure that the leather remains soft and supple and is kept water and grease-proof.

Properties
Glass is blown in a manufacturing process. Slightly differing wall thickness, differences in weight and size and colour as well as little air bubbles are characteristics of each unique product. Glass is a strong and relatively robust material. In contact with rough surfaces or sharp objects however, it will be scratched.

Care and cleaning
Use standard window-cleaner and a soft cloth for cleaning. If heavily soiled accessories made by glass only should be washed in a mild soap solution by hand. Then polish them dry immediately to avoid residues of soap solution or water stains. Never apply scouring agents or abrasive sponges.

Properties
The production of porcelain has been honed by craftsmanship through the centuries. Porcelain is neutral in odour and taste, food-safe and water-proof and acid resistant, because of its dense surface structure.

Care and cleaning
Porcelain without decoration is generally dish-washer safe. It is recommended, however, to clean it in a mild soap solution by hand. Lime scales can be removed with vinegar water or lemon juice.

Properties
Marble is a high-quality natural product varying in colour and structure and characterized by its significant crystal structure. This material belongs to the group of calcareous soft stones. It is relatively hard and homogeneous. Little craters and pores as well as visible and tangible cooling cracks can occur in the natural-stone plate, giving it its specific quality characteristics.

Care and cleaning
Wipe the natural-stone plate with a soft, dry or slightly moist cloth for regular maintenance cleaning. Because of its crystal structure natural-stone absorbs water and dark stains can occur, which will disappear by evaporation. Liquids should be swiftly removed with a soft cloth so as to avoid permanent stains. Especially acidic liquids like champagne, wine or fruit juice attack the surface of marble and can damage the polish.

Important note: Do not lift your stone table by its protruding edges. The table-top might be damaged.

Properties
Brass is a copper alloy, which is not sealed on purpose, resulting in a natural patina that turns every item into an object which is unique.

Care and cleaning
Use a soft and dry cloth for the regular cleaning of brass surfaces. Avoid contact with dampness, acetic acid or organic acids like lemon or fruit juice as these can cause a rapid darkening of the brass. Never use scouring agents or abrasive sponges. The untreated brass surface will oxidize over time and turn into patina. This process can be stopped with special cleaning products. Avoid any contact of these products with other surfaces under all circumstances.

Properties
Colour pigments are baked into the powder-coated surface at a high temperature, so that the products are especially resistant and easy to maintain.

Care and cleaning
Clean the powder-coated surfaces regularly with soft cloth moistened with clear water and rub them dry with another soft cloth afterwards. If necessary remove any tenacious dirt, e.g. grease marks with mild soap solution or standard solvent-free window-cleaner. If stains or steaks appear, use only cleaning additives in water. Never use detergents containing solvents, scouring agents or abrasive sponges as these will attack the powder-coated surfaces. Micro-fibre cloths are not suitable either.