Welcome To Chesterfield Sofa Manufacture Company
... A world of Elegance, Style and Unrivalled Craftsmanship
Here you will find the very best Hand made furniture constructed in the U.K. today. We pride ourselves on the comfort style and elegance of our truly English furniture. Every distinctive sofa and chair is made by Chesterfield Couture and by hand.
'Haute Couture' (French for "high sewing”) refers to the creation of exclusive custom made items. Haute Couture items are made to order for a specific customer, are usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and are sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. "Couture" is a common abbreviation of Haute Couture, which refers to the same thing in spirit.
We at Chesterfield Couture apply the same techniques, care and attention when sourcing, manufacturing and finishing our distinctive chesterfield sofas, chairs and footstools. We invite you to view the movie....
A Prestigious History - The distinctive Chesterfield and the 'iconic' Chesterfield Couture
Of all the makes of classical English furniture, few names resonate with the same historical authenticity as the Chesterfield sofa. Amongst the plethora of truly outstanding, sophisticated and world-renowned antiques crafted by proud local tradesmen that comprise the English furniture heritage, the Chesterfield occupies a unique place within the furniture-lover's consciousness.
So where did the real story of this much respected brand begin? This is, perhaps surprisingly, an area of much conjecture within the furniture world. There is no official record of where the name "Chesterfield" derives from, although there are a number of ideas surrounding the possible origins. Some believe that the name may have come from an original commission by the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope. The story goes that the Earl was saddened by the decline of the youth of his day. Young gentleman and ladies were spending too much time hunting, dancing and enjoying ‘frivolous’ activities to properly attend to their studies and ‘matters’ of an educational kind. He therefore commissioned a couch that whilst offering comfort and elegance would also lend itself to more serious matters and would help the user to sit well, sit comfortably and concentrate on academical matters in hand. And that is how the most popular conception story goes,…and it has been embellished many times by some manufacturers. (Some, even claim to be the forbears of this 'uncertain' story and claim to remember back to 1780?). However, no one really knows where this distinctive sofa originated, it is simply the case that it has evolved to become a truly iconic piece of hand made furniture.
Moreover, we focus on contemporary requirements and on providing the best hand-crafted Chesterfield furniture for today's discerning customers. We pride ourselves on being a traditional company that is firmly rooted in the present not the past.
A tradition of manufacturing classical and distinctive Chesterfields in the North of England has sprung up over time and continues to thrive today. This fertile creative ground remains the heartland of production for this delightful, famously deep-buttoned seating with its arms and a back that are of the same height.
The original Chesterfield tradition, has been bolstered by great advances in comfort, further supported by the famous legacy of quality and durability. Chesterfields have come to represent the best of British craftsmanship and continue to be seen in the most well-appointed drawing rooms, formal lounges and gentleman's clubs throughout the land. Many officiados of modern design now incorporate Chesterfields in to their current design projects and this allows us to work with new leathers, fabrics, and many varied finishes. These in turn add a new dimension to the traditional look. It now seems that the Chesterfield has once again become a ‘must have’ for the discerning customer of taste and an iconic item in any lounge or drawing room.
Because we at Chesterfield Couture have never compromised on quality, components or craftsmanship, it is our company that is first ‘port of call’ for many of the world’s top Interior designers. We relish the challenge of working on many projects and utilize our growing expertise for our own collections. We have worked with Royalty, Blue chip companies, and with many of the big iconic brand names to further enhance commercial, historical, home and office locations. (However we're far too discreet and modest to brandish our client names around). Client discretion is our watchword.
Little wonder that the name of "Chesterfield" remains synonymous with seating of genuine class, with an excellent pedigree and crafted to the highest possible standards. Little wonder that Chesterfield Couture sofas and chairs are becoming known as the 'best of brand'.
We are proud to be one of the very few to produce Chesterfields right here in the heart of the city Manchester, within the Castlefield basin. We share a lot of the city's heritage and are delighted to make suchoutstanding English furniture by hand, using traditional craftspeople. Our showroom is very close to the iconic Betham Tower – Hilton in the city centre and amongst the sights of Manchester's heritage trail. We are always happy to receive tourists and other visitors who come to explore this popular and exciting city. It gives us great to pleasure to show and explain how these beautiful sofas come to life.
So Please browse and enjoy this website, contact us by telephone or email to discuss any matters relating to our elegantly produced sofas and chairs and enjoy your time here at Chesterfield Couture!read less