The Duresta Story...
Skilled craftsmanship, combined with both traditional and modern techniques, means that Duresta can proudly offer you a bespoke service with several unique benefits. At Barker and Stonehouse, we are proud to stock some of the best Duresta furniture that this prestigious company has to offer.
We are one of the North East's largest stockist of Duresta furniture and our sales staff are often invited to their factories to learn about new developments in design and construction.
Duresta has been making high quality upholstery for 70 years. Their factory is in Long Eaton, a Nottinghamshire town renowned for the skill of its people in all aspects of furniture making, from the traditional joinery of frame makers through to all kinds of fabric cutting and sewing expertise and, of course, an unrivalled understanding of upholstery. You will find that their furniture making combines these skills with the best materials available to produce long lasting sumptuously
comfortable upholstery. Frames are made from selected hardwoods, each dowelled, glued and screwed for trouble free long life.
Duresta always bear in mind that sofas and chairs are not merely functional objects for seating. They also play an important part in establishing the character of the room they are set in. Although their designs naturally respond to changing tastes, at the heart of each lies Classic English Style, which throughout the world is generally considered to have a flavour of understatement, subtlety and fine proportion.
They offer a very large range of fabrics which they source internationally to ensure the widest choice of styles and colours. These are individually hand cut and expertly sewn with separate valances applied by hand slipstitching. All undergo rigorous quality testing to reduce the incidence of premature wear and tear and to guide you as to suitability.
For many years Duresta has held a unique licence which enables them to study closely the myriad design details and original pieces of furniture found in the collections of The National Trust.
They have recently introduced a small collection of fabrics, this time inspired by the beautiful parks and woodlands in the care of The National Trust.