Concord, Georgia
2.3K views 5 comments
Not resolved

I purchased a Southern Motion sectional Fusion in 2010.After the first year it started peeling.

To see it now it looks like I have had it twenty years. When you sit on it you have leather peeling that sticks to your head, clothes and ends up on floor. We gave no small kids or animals. I will never buy from this company again.

The first couch I bought (from different company) last me 15 years and then this one looks bad after one. I was so excited when we purchased this beautiful couch.

But now I am embarrassed for family or friends to come over.We work hard for our money and like nice things but this is by far the worst purchase ever.

Review about: Peeling Leather.

Review #513134 is a subjective opinion of a user.

Reason of Review / Monetary Loss Not specified / $2404
Preferred solution Not specified

Had an Experience with Southern Motion Furniture?

Write a review


Comment as anonymous or
Terms of Service
Post Comment
Pickerington, Ohio, United States #935178

Mine is the same way we were not offered any selection of materials only whether we wanted the couch to be a left or right sided recliner.The electric recliner stopped working a few days after purchase.

The wire was stripped and separated in two places due to the wire being secured to the frame by pinching the wire under the bolts that hold the motor and slide bar in place. Simply operating the chair damaged the wire due to faulty manufacturing methods.

This damage not covered by the limited warranty.I agree this will be my last purchase of this brand or any other couch piece that resembles this set.


Do you remember what grade leather you selected?There are multiple ones.

Bonded leather is cheap, but is only about 15-20% leather, that is ground up and mixed with plastic and vinyl.

It's notorious for flaking and pealing in humid climates.Real leather doesn't do that.

to Anonymous #1019195

I keep seeing "Anonymous" comment on every post about the selection of cheap leather.I have the same problem with my reclining sofa and even though I wasn't given an option of leather type, it doesn't matter.

I, like all of these other people spent my hard earned money on furniture that my husband was thrilled to buy because it was made in the USA, only to have it start peeling after two years. We bought the warranty only to be told that "peeling" was not covered, so apparently we are stuck with a crappy sofa that we are ashamed of.

How profoundly disappointed we are in the quality.I will be calling Southern Motion tomorrow to discuss this and I trust they will make this right.

Boomerful 54
to Anonymous Glendale, Arizona, United States #1064814

Hello, I am having issues with terrible OFF-GASSING (Google it) coming from a brand new recliner built by Souther Motion and sold by Design Source Furniture here in AZ.Right now we actually have this recliner segregated into a den with three (3) fans blowing on it with the door shut and towels crammed under the bottom while the exterior window from this room is wide open!!

Hoping to get this throat burning, eye burning STENCH off this furniture. Sadly, it's already been two days of doing this, and the toxins just keep on coming...

Also, there is some shoddy stitching in the center console on this recliner - which I WILL NOT accept and wonder how in the H*** this crummy workmanship passed quality control. Or does Southern Motion even HAVE quality control?

I strongly suspect SM uses cheap, non EPA approved, wood, fabric, and stuffing imported from China with illegal Mexicans as the workers.

(Disclaimer: This is MY personal opinion only)

I hope you will contact Southern Motion in Pontotoc, Mississippi, and get some satisfaction.

The two owners names' are: Guy Lipscomb and Larry Todd.You could also contact the Mississippi Attorney General and file a complaint.


Mine is doing the exact same's only about 3 yrs old

You May Also Like

Southern Motion Furniture - Sofa shedding its leather on the pillow Southern Motion Furniture "Purchased this furniture from Badcocks in Dunnellon Fl.We bought it on 11-23-2012. Was told it was very good quality, to find out not very good at all. We are only..." Read more Southern Motion Furniture - Manual Reclining Problem Southern Motion Furniture "My wife and I spent a lot of time researching before we bought our leather Southern Motion sofa and love seat about 6 mo ago. The Sofa is electric and..." Read more Southern Motion Furniture Furniture Set Review Southern Motion Furniture "Purchased a double recliner sofa and recliner from Furniture 4 Less in Indianapolis, Indiana in March. We waited 8 weeks for the delivery. Once delivered it was the wrong fabric..." Read more Southern Motion Furniture - Bonded leather problem Southern Motion Furniture "Bought a bonded leather sofa/loveseat combo 2 recliners on each.At 2.5 years old the bonded leather is starting to crumble.Purchased fro Gavigans and highly reccomended by the sales person.When brought..." Read more Keystone Rv - Leaking basement Keystone Rv "When it rains, we get a puddle of water on the right hand side of the basement. We replaced the weather stripping around the door, but it is still leaking...." Read more Gearbest take my money and not Giving me refund or product Gearbest "I ordered one quadcopter from gearbest on 23 may 2017 then automatically it selected on ship via unregistered mail and then i didnt able to see that i want to..." Read more Cooking Club Of America - Where did it go? Cooking Club Of America "I loved my monthly magazine and the products I purchased from them and when you pay for a lifetime membership, you expect to continue getting what you paid in advance...." Read more Gearbest - The best service Gearbest "The photo is from the most recent purchase, but I have already made more than 30 orders with many products. All products are quality, and even if you have a..." Read more