Duresta has been making high quality upholstery since 1938. Their 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.
Duresta's 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. 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.