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  • Published In : Jun 2024
  • Code : CMI7038
  • Pages :138
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  • Industry : Consumer Goods

Market Size and Trends

The leather chair market is estimated to be valued at USD 5,678.9 Mn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 7,373.0 Mn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% from 2024 to 2031.

Leather Chair Market Key Factors

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The leather chair market is experiencing positive growth trends driven by the increasing demand for premium and luxury furniture across commercial and residential applications. Rising disposable income and growing popularity of ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing furniture have been fueling the demand for leather chairs significantly over the past few years. Furthermore, increased expenditure on office décor and changing preference towards high-quality leather materials amongst consumers are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. However, high costs associated with leather chairs and growing environmental concerns related to leather production may hamper the market growth to some extent over the next few years.

Changing Design and Styles

The leather chair market is witnessing changing design trends owing to innovative styles being introduced by manufacturers. There is a constant effort by brands to come up with new designs that match modern interior themes and also cater to the evolving tastes of consumers. Leather chairs are no longer just simple recliners but seen as statement furniture pieces within living areas. Manufacturers are investing heavily in research and development to design ergonomic and stylish leather chairs that can be used for long durations without causing back discomfort. The designer leather chair segment has grown significantly with options available in diverse fabrics, unique shapes, and vibrant colors incorporated alongside basic black and brown leather. Customization has also become a big factor where consumers want the flexibility to choose different leather finishes, wooden accents, and stitching patterns. This has encouraged manufacturers to offer custom and bespoke leather chair services online through their websites. New age customers are willing to spend more on attractive and long-lasting leather chairs that can reflect their style and personality. The focus on aesthetics and design led innovation will continue to attract more consumers towards high quality leather chairs.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Leather Chair Market Concentration By Players

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Sustainability and Eco-friendly Materials

The growing environmental awareness among people has led to an increased demand for leather chairs manufactured using responsible production processes and eco-friendly materials. There is a strong preference for brands that can prove that the leather is sourced ethically without harming animals. Even for the frame and other components, customers look for certifications confirming it was created sustainably without polluting the earth. Manufacturers recognize this shift in attitudes and have started marketing their leather chair lines highlighting aspects like the use of renewable energy in factories and zero waste policies. Some brands have introduced entire collections made of vegetable tanned leather that causes less water pollution during processing compared to chromium tanned leather. Even the wooden segments are from carefully managed forests or recycled wood. Tax credits and subsidies by governments have further encouraged leather furniture companies to adopt green techniques and reduce their carbon footprint. The emphasis on sustainability allows conscious customers to buy leather chairs without guilt feelings of damaging the planet. This driver will become more important over time for continued growth of the leather chair market.

Key Takeaways from Analyst:

The leather chair market is expected to experience steady growth in the coming years. The increasing demand for luxury furniture from high rise offices and homes is a major driver for the leather chair segment. Additionally, the rising affordability and willingness to spend on premium seating solutions will support the sales of leather chairs.

Environmental concerns around the usage of leather could act as a restraint. Growing preference for vegan and cruelty-free alternatives may limit the demand to some extent. Fluctuating costs of raw materials is another factor that poses uncertainty. The market also faces challenges due to the presence of cheap plastic substitutes.

North America accounts for the largest share of the global leather chair market currently due to high consumer spending on luxury furniture. Within North America, the U.S. leads the demand. Meanwhile, Asia Pacific is predicted to emerge as the fastest growing market. Increasing investments in commercial infrastructure and rising disposable incomes in nations such as China and India will likely boost the APAC leather chair market.

Market Challenges: Volatility in raw material prices

The fluctuating prices of raw materials are significantly hampering the expansion of the global leather chair market. Leather chairs require a substantial quantity of high-quality leather which is prone to considerable price swings due to various factors in the international commodities market. Unlike synthetic materials, natural leather is sourced from livestock and its production involves an elaborate agricultural process. This makes leather highly susceptible to supply shortages and disruptions caused by adverse weather conditions, crop diseases, or geopolitical tensions among key trading nations.

 Market Opportunities: Growth of e-commerce sector

The steady rise of e-commerce across the world represents a major opportunity for the global leather chair market. As more consumers conduct furniture shopping online, leather chair companies now have direct access to a vast global customer base without being restricted by geographical barriers. E-commerce allows chair brands to showcase their entire product lines and design collections through virtual catalogues and 3D/360-degree imaging. This helps capture demand from consumers who prefer browsing a wide variety of chairs online before making a purchase decision.

Leather Chair Market By Product Type

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Insights, by Product Type: Comfort and Professionalism Drive the Demand for Executive Office Chairs

The executive office chair segment is expected to contribute 38.7% of the market share in 2024 due to a strong demand from corporate offices. These leather chairs are designed to provide optimal comfort and support for senior executives who spend long hours seated at their desks. The luxurious and executive look of leather upholstery matches the professionality and sophistication expected in C-suite offices. Executive leather chairs feature high-quality padding and ergonomic designs that are scientifically proven to reduce fatigue even after prolonged use. The cushioning molds perfectly to each user's body contours to alleviate pressure points. Adjustable levers allow customizing the backrest, armrests, and seat height as per individual preferences to maintain an ideal sitting posture. Lumbar and headrests also support the spine in its natural curves. Given the responsibilities and long workdays of top executives, these chairs are worth the investment in enhancing productivity and reducing absenteeism caused by back or posture issues. Many firms consider exclusive leather executive chairs as status symbols that create a distinguished impression on clients and visitors. High-end designs from premium brands have become desirable interior décor pieces as well in personal offices of CEOs and business owners.  Additionally, innovative features integrated in modern executive chairs keep pace with technological advancements. Some combine the classic leather appearance with intelligent mechanisms like built-in massagers or powered leg rests for enhanced relaxation during breaks. Such innovations will likely further stimulate the executive leather segment growth.

Insights, by Price Range: Medium-priced Seating Dominates the Residential Market Share

Within the leather chair price segments, the medium segment is expected to account for 34.5% of the market share in 2024. While premium luxury brands attract status-oriented homeowners, most budget-conscious families look for affordable yet good quality seating. Medium leather chairs strike the right balance between form and function at moderate cost. These moderately-priced leather recliners, loveseats, and sofa sets offer universal appeal through versatile designs suited to diverse living spaces like family rooms and entertainment areas. Neutral color and material selections like distressed brown or charcoal leather withstand daily wear-and-tear better than light or vivid shades. Moderate sizes also accommodate average-sized nuclear families without occupying excessive floor area. Furthermore, medium-priced leather is obtainable for average middle-income households remodeling or furnishing their living spaces. Financing and installment payment options offered by retailers also improve leather chairs’ accessibility in this price tier. Many casual dining chairs, recliners, and small sofas suitable for apartments and condominiums are available below USD 1,000 price points.

Regional Insights

Leather Chair Market Regional Insights

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North America has been dominating the leather chair market for many years due to a strong presence of leading furniture manufacturers in the region. Countries like the U.S. and Canada have a robust furniture industry contributing significantly to the regional market. North America is expected to account for around 35.7% of the marker share in 2024. This can be attributed to the growing demand for luxury and premium furnishings from upper-middle and high-income households. Also, changing lifestyles and rising consumer preference for comfortable yet stylish leather furniture has boosted market growth. From a supply standpoint, North America has emerged as top exporter of leather chairs worldwide. Many American furniture brands such as La-Z-Boy, Hooker Furniture, and Ashley Furniture dominate the global trade owing to their large scale manufacturing capabilities and comprehensive distribution networks across major international markets. In addition, sophisticated production technologies and skilled workforce have enabled manufacturers to consistently deliver high quality leather chairs at competitive prices. This makes U.S.-based leather chairs highly popular among importers globally.

Among growing regions, the Asia Pacific leather chair market has showcased promising growth trajectory over the past decade. Rapid urbanization, rising disposable incomes, and expansion of middle-class population are primary factors driving demand across developing Asian countries. China alone makes for over 20% of global supply currently. Speedy infrastructure growth and mass production abilities have established China as dominant exporter catering to international buyers. Domestic consumption has accelerated concurrently with changing customer preferences towards luxury interior offerings in residential and commercial segments. Other Asia Pacific nations including India and Indonesia have emerged as key exporting hubs as well, on the back of their cost advantage and capability to produce a wide variety of styles and designs. With ongoing economic development, the Asia Pacific region is expected to outpace the global market growth rate over the coming years. Strong presence of international brands and local manufacturers will continue promoting the APAC leather chair market.

Market Report Scope

Leather Chair Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 5,678.9 Mn
Historical Data for: 2019 To 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 To 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 3.8% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 7,373.0 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: South Africa, GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Executive Office Chairs, Conference Room Chairs, Lounge/Living Room Chairs, and Others
  • By Price Range: Premium, High, Medium, and Low 
Companies covered:

Kingsgate Furniture, Sunrise International, Jodhpur Trends, Sree Balaji Modular Furniture, Bharat seating systems, Purewood, Simplex Furniture, Vaibhavi Engineers, Ovion Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., Vintage Leather Furniture, Mayuri Leather Furniture, Akku Art Exports, SUREN SPACE, LeatherCraft Canada, and Leather Creations

Growth Drivers:
  • Changing design and styles
  • Sustainability and eco-friendly materials 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Volatility in raw material prices
  • Risk of counterfeiting and availability of substitutes

Key Developments

  • In 2023, Pelican unveiled an Italian Leather Sofa Collection, revolutionizing affordable luxury in the Indian furniture market
  • In 2023, Ashley Furniture launched a new leather collection
  • In 2023, Three Sixty launched the House of Glenfiddich
  • In 2020, Idus launched a luxurious leather furniture collection

*Definition: The leather chair market comprises companies that manufacture and sell comfortable chairs made from leather. These include recliners, office chairs, dining chairs, and lounge chairs designed for living rooms. Leather chairs are luxurious and durable, providing years of use. They are a popular choice for homes, offices, and other commercial spaces seeking elegant and high-quality seating options made from premium materials like top-grain leather those ages beautifully over time.

Market Segmentation

  • Product Type Insights (Revenue, USD Mn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Executive Office Chairs
    • Conference Room Chairs
    • Lounge/Living Room Chairs
    • Others
  •  Price Range Insights (Revenue, USD Mn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Premium
    • High
    • Medium
    • Low
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Mn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • Kingsgate Furniture
    • Sunrise International
    • Jodhpur Trends
    • Sree Balaji Modular Furniture
    • Bharat seating systems
    • Purewood
    • Simplex Furniture
    • Vaibhavi Engineers
    • Ovion Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.
    • Vintage Leather Furniture
    • Mayuri Leather Furniture
    • Akku Art Exports
    • LeatherCraft Canada
    • Leather Creations

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of the global leather chair market is projected to be 3.8% from 2024 to 2031.

Changing design and styles and sustainability and eco-friendly materials are the major factors driving the growth of the global leather chair market.

Volatility in raw material prices and risk of counterfeiting and availability of substitutes are the major factor hampering the growth of the global leather chair market.

In terms of product type, executive office chairs is estimated to dominate the market revenue share in 2024.

Kingsgate Furniture, Sunrise International, Jodhpur Trends, Sree Balaji Modular Furniture, Bharat seating systems, Purewood, Simplex Furniture, Vaibhavi Engineers, Ovion Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., Vintage Leather Furniture, Mayuri Leather Furniture, Akku Art Exports, SUREN SPACE, LeatherCraft Canada, and Leather Creations are the major players.

North America is expected to lead the global leather chair market.

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