At Barker and Stonehouse we’re proud to stock a range of internationally acclaimed furniture brands and we’ve continued to champion the work of the very best designers, makers and bespoke manufacturers.
One such brand is Natuzzi – Italy’s premiere furniture manufacturer. We have been the UK’s largest stockist of Natuzzi for over 20 years and are proud to have the brand’s displays in all of our nine stores.
Founded by Pasquale Natuzzi – current chairman, CEO and stylist – the company has a history that can be traced back to 1956, when a 16-year-old Natuzzi began an apprenticeship with a local furniture maker.
By the end of the decade he was manufacturing competitively-priced, fabric-upholstered furniture on his own and learning the principles of furniture design and quality craftsmanship.
Fast forward 55 years and the company has established itself as the world’s leading producer of fine leather sofas and is one of the largest investors in research and development in the furniture industry.
Pasquale Natuzzi continues to personally oversee this activity through the Style Centre located in Santeramo in Colle, Italy, and manages a group of professionals who are dedicated to the study of worldwide trends, design and the selection of materials.
While each Natuzzi item from Barker and Stonehouse varies in design and materials, they are all instantly recognisable as a result of the craftsmanship that has gone into their creation.
It’s this skill and technique that results in high quality pieces that are revered around the world.