Duresta Sofas

Duresta are renowned for their ‘Pure English Luxury’. Based in Nottinghamshire, their team of high skilled crafts-people have been hand assembling sumptuous sofas and chairs since 1938. At the heart of every Duresta item of furniture is an inspirational and iconic element of classic English design. Combining grandeur and comfort, each Duresta sofa and chair is given a unique twist using beautiful fabrics and trimmings from around the world. The result is a truly exciting upholstery collection with an unique look that is at the very forefront of interior style.

Sofas

Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson's collaboration with Duresta is his first bespoke furniture collection. It comprises five upholstery ranges and an eclectic selection of occasional pieces to add individuality and quirky charm to your home.

About Duresta

Duresta has been making high quality upholstery since 1938. Our 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 our 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. The standard specification for most models includes coil sprung seating for durability and comfort.

Alongside the reassurance of a strong technical specification, a major part of the joy of owning high quality hand made furniture resides in the knowledge that the people who made the pieces have brought years of experience, good judgement and, most importantly, great care to their work. These subtle but enchanting ingredients are only found in true craftsmanship and give the furniture that special 'Something'. It is a curious capability of the truly interested eye, that this characteristic continues to be recognised and appreciated today, when hand craftsmanship is so rarely encountered.

We 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 our designs naturally respond to changing tastes, at the heart of each lies an unmistakeable English Style, which throughout the world is generally considered to have a flavour of understatement, subtlety and fine proportion.

Duresta offers a very large range of fabrics which we 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 us to study closely the myriad design details and original pieces of furniture found in the collections of The National Trust. Where you see it's symbol as you view our collections it indicates that a design has been based on such studies. We have recently introduced some new colours to our collection of fabrics inspired by the beautiful parks and woodlands in the care of The National Trust.

Our 75 year history has meant that we have been able to build up strong relationships with the most experienced and knowledgeable retailers and furnishers in Britain and throughout the world. We all know the difference that good service makes when considering a major purchase. Duresta is careful to work with the very best people; those able to offer advice, high standards and the personal touch.

All here at Duresta thank you for considering our furniture for your home and we hope you can find something of interest from our collection.

Duresta and The National Trust

At the heart of Duresta is the 'English Country House' style.

This style is universally appreciated for its essentially 'Comfortable' character, one where the formal and very grand can sit beautifully alongside the casual, plain and simple. An ingredient which must be present in each element however is high quality.

For many years Duresta has held a unique licence which enables us to study closely the myriad design details and original pieces of furniture found in the collections of The National Trust. Where you find its symbol as you review our collections it indicates that a design has been based on such studies. In addition, we have recently introduced a small collection of fabrics, this time inspired by the beautiful parks and woodlands in the care of The National Trust.

The National Trust
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