Care Guide

We believe in handmade…we believe in quality…we believe in simplicity…and we also believe its cool to care.
We care about our product and we hope you will too as you welcome each piece into your home or workplace.
Follow these simple steps so you can enjoy your studio JAR product for years to come.


(with a lacquer or Porter’s Clearcote finish)
Timber is a natural material with grain detail, colour and finishes subject to variation. It is a natural quality of timber for movement to occur – especially in warmer climates and in environments where temperatures change frequently from hot to cold ie. in front of air conditioning. In light of this, we ask that you choose carefully the location for the product and be aware that environmental factors will have an effect on your furniture.

For longevity of the piece we recommend keeping out of direct/reflective sunlight as well as in contact with moisture/liquid. Furniture should be placed where it is protected from outdoor elements (unless advertised as outdoor furniture).

• Regularly wipe down with a soft, dry cloth (preferably microfibre) to remove dust and dirt.
• Do not wet down or leave spills to sit on the timber surface.
• Take care when placing unglazed ceramics as they may scratch the surface.
• If a spill occurs – wipe up immediately with a damp cloth, followed by a dry cloth to remove any excess moisture.
• Do not place hot and cold items directly on the surface. We recommend using coasters and trivets to avoid any permanent marks on the surface.
• Do not use any other cleaners or polishes as they may cause permanent damage.
• Please note: liquids containing alcohol (e.g. nail polish) cannot be removed.

• Regularly wipe down the metal surface with a polishing cloth to keep the surface looking fresh.
• Only use soft polishing cloths to clean and maintain. Harsh cloths will scratch and dull the surface. Additionally, when wiping down the surface use straight back and forth movements, rather than circles, to help maintain a uniform appearance.
• Keep metal dry to prevent tarnishing which can dull or destroy the surface.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners.
• Over time the surface will naturally age. If you wish to revitalise the surface to its original shine you can apply the appropriate metal cleaner following the instructions as the product has outlined.

• Regularly remove dust and dirt from leather and fabric-covered furniture.
• Vacuum fabric upholstered items frequently. Make sure to use the soft brush vacuum nozzle when cleaning. Occasional use of a lint remover is recommended on any fabric covered upholstery to remove fuzz that may develop with use.
• The hides for our leather products are sourced from one of NZ’s finest tanneries. Each hide is unique, and reveals its history in its texture, grain, and its scars, nicks and rubs. The finish on the leather is a waxy type and any light scratches can be minimised by gently working the area with your fingers. Overtime the surrounding waxes will blend and cover the spots, developing a ‘worn’ in appearance which is a natural and beautiful feature of the leather.
• Always protect the leather from direct sunlight and never place near heat sources such as fireplaces and radiators.

Our cushion covers are made locally with the finest of linen and leather. Both materials get better with age as long as they are cared for correctly. We recommend regularly rotating cushions to maintain their shape, however it is only natural that overtime the cushion inserts will soften for a more relaxed look and feel. Our cushion covers are not machine washable. If spills take place on the leather, wipe down immediately with a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth to remove any excess moisture. On the linen side, spills can be spot-cleaned with a damp cloth (or warm soapy water if required) and left to dry flat in the shade. If using lots of water we recommend placing a towel on the inside of the cushion to avoid the leather side getting wet.