our furniture

All of Häti-Häti's handcrafted products are ethically-made by incredible artisans in Bali, combining cultural originality with a modern twist. Alongside the integrity of the design, we highly value the artistry behind the products, and love that we have the opportunity to bring socially-conscious products into the homes of so many. We hope you fall in love with our products as much as we have, and bring one home! 

The artisanal spirit of our furniture means that each piece will have slight imperfections that come with any handmade product. We love the imperfections because they are a sign of the handmade nature of our product and the craftsmanship of our artisans. This is not catalog furniture. Below you'll find descriptions of our key materials and how to love them best.

LEATHER
We use genuine top (full) grain leather sourced from within Indonesia. As with any top grain leather, the leather will have scars, scratches and discolorations. We have a variety of finishes:

Natural: The natural finish is our naked or “raw” leather. It’s uncolored and finished with a natural wax product which gives it beautiful pink tones. Over time the leather will darken slightly as it picks up bronze hues depending on the direct sunlight and humidity it receives from your space. It will stain when it comes in contact with colorants.

Natural Care: The natural finish is very sensitive to spills, especially liquids, so they should be removed from the surface as soon as possible to keep them from soaking in and forming a hard-to-remove stain. Blot the substance as quickly as possible with a clean, dry white cloth to absorb it. We do not recommend using a saddle soap as it can discolor the leather even further. If you’d like to try cleaning the stain, we recommend trying with a beeswax leather conditioner. It will help with certain stains. Keep in mind that stains tend to lighten over time, so sometimes it’s best to wait before applying a chemical or natural cleaner.

Whiskey: The whiskey finish is processed the same way as the natural finish, except that it receives a whiskey-colored stain before the wax coat is applied. This finish is great for high-use kitchens and bars and for houses with young children.

Whiskey Care: The whiskey finish is less sensitive to spills but still will require immediate attention. See care instructions for the natural finish.

Ink: The Balinese paint their black leather rather than dye it. It’s finished with acrylic leather paint that seals the leather, making it highly resistant to stains and very easy to clean. The downside of painted leather is that will scratch and/or scuff over time, but is easily repairable with a black leather acrylic paint and paper towel. We like this one best.

Ink Care: Clean any spills by gently wiping the surface with a white cloth dampened with distilled water. For major stains or scratches, apply acrylic leather paint using a paper towel or foam brush.

General Leather Care: Clean your leather pieces regularly with a dry microfiber cloth or soft-bristled vacuum attachment. If there is any residue buildup, we recommend gently wiping the surface with a cloth slightly dampened with distilled water. In dry climates, a high-grade specialty leather conditioner can be applied 1-2 times per year to keep the leather supple. We recommend you test any conditioner you purchase in an inconspicuous part of the furniture before applying to ensure there is no discoloration. Our customers have had positive feedback for the following brands:
  • Dr. Jackson’s Hide Rejuvenator
  • Leather Honey
  • Chamberlain’s Leather Milk

TEAK
Our artisans source the high-grade teak from government warehouses to ensure that the wood is harvested in line with the government regulations and sustainability goals. The teak frames are full of the knots and color variations that give the furniture that one-of-a-kind feel. The teak is finished with high-grade wood wax, which gives it a velvety hand.

Teak Care: While wax products generally don’t protect the wood as well as other finishes, it’s definitely the best finish for bringing out the true color and texture of the wood. Given its vulnerabilities, we recommend treating the teak with a furniture wax or beeswax 3-4 times a year or as needed. Our favorite is Bri-Wax. Apply the wax using a clean cloth, always working with the grain of the wood. The wax will have a dull finish upon application. Allow the wax to dry (10 minutes), then buff it off with a dry white cloth. You’ll be left with a lovely sheen finish.
    The same wax product can be used to clean up any water damage, food stains, or discolorations due to sunlight. Simply apply the wax with clean cloth (fine steel wool for deeper stains), using a light pressure to work out the stained areas. Make sure to work the wax in along the grain of the wood rather than in a circular motion. Once the wax is dry, you can buff it off with a dry white cloth.

    RATTAN
    Rattan is a climbing palm variety that naturally grows in Bali and Java. Our artisans source local rattan to make the beautiful and unique furniture you’ll find on our site. Similar to bamboo, rattan is full of naturally occurring color and texture variances. These are signs of it’s authentic nature. Our rattan comes finished with an acrylic sealant that provides a barrier to moisture and sunlight. However rattan is not waterproof and therefore rattan furniture should be used in covered settings away from rain and direct sunlight.

  • Rattan Care: We recommend cleaning rattan with a wet cloth saturated in distilled water. Take care to follow with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. If the rattan appears to crack or dry, it’s likely a result of it being to exposed to the elements. You can apply a coconut or eucalyptus oil to these areas.
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