Introduction

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.