The beautiful English Chesterfield Sofas and upholstery from Inadam Furniture are traditionally handmade in England by experienced craftsmen who mastered their skills from the generations of traditional deep button upholsterers before them. Individually they are masters of their trade and as a team, they are unrivalled in their ability to consistently craft some of the finest furniture found anywhere in the world.
Unlike many mass produced sofa products, these craftsmen and women handcraft all the Chesterfield furniture to order, adopting the same traditional skills and processes as you would have seen on display in an 18th Century upholsterer’s workshop. Although some hand skills remain unchanged certain aspects of the classic Chesterfield design have been improved such as the comfort and fire retardence.
It’s said that a true masterpiece cannot be rushed and the same can be said of our Chesterfields. Each product is subject to stringent quality control throughout its journey and it is only allowed to leave the workshop when we are completely satisfied with the end result.
Why is the Chesterfield so popular?
The Chesterfield remains as much of an icon of British furniture today as it has throughout it’s history. It’s roots are shrouded in mystery but many believe the style owes it’s name and design to the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Phillip Stanhope, who was said to have commissioned the first Chesterfield sofa to be made in the 1800s. In those days the Chesterfield, renowned for having arms and back at the same height, would have been upholstered in fabric or leather and filled with horse hair to create the curved padding effect which is synonymous with the style. The famous deep buttoning or tufting was a technique designed to keep the filling in place.
Chesterfields were expensive items of furniture and revered by the upper class and gentry of 18th Century Britain. It’s perception as the Rolls-Royce of sofas has earned a desirability that has never waned throughout the centuries and is arguably, even more popular now than it has ever been. Seen as a status symbol to some and the essence of cool to the young, the Chesterfield is a British design that has proven it’s ability to transcend fashions in décor and is no longer seen as furniture only reserved for gentleman’s clubs and stately homes.
10 reasons why you should choose Inadam Furniture
1. Completely handmade in the UK to order
2. Traditional British Craftsmanship
3. Decades of experience and knowledge
4. Network of trusted partners overseas
5. Track record of shipping overseas
6. Ability to deal with large and small orders
7. Beech hardwood frames
8. Premium quality leather
9. Stringent quality control
10. Bespoke options available