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Duresta have been manufacturing fine upholstery since 1938. Over the years they have secured their place as one of the worlds best producers of handmade sofas and chairs. Their fabric work is renowned across the globe, as so are their quintessential English designs.

Duresta have a level of respect and dedication to the art of traditional furniture making that is entirely unparallelled throughout the industry. Their skills are passed down from generation to generation with an excellent apprenticeship scheme, and through this process they ensure knowledge is cultivated carefully and allowed to evolve with modern style. The result is a culmination of time tested craftmanship and beautiful contemporary fashion.

Quality permeates into every aspect of Duresta's production line. Their frames are made from solid beech and tulip wood, each joint is carefully glued, dowelled and screwed to ensure absolutely no warping or deviation, and their seats are coil sprung to allow for long lasting comfort. Finally Duresta's upholstery and fabric matching is second to none, with each piece of furniture being measured and planned to perfection so that patterns blend seemlessly throughout.

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Inspired Furniture

To keep their design team fuelled Duresta have struck up an unlikely but charming relationship with the National Trust. For a look that is quintessentially English where else can you draw inspiration other than it's stately homes, country manors and castles?

Periodically visiting the finest homes throughout the National Trust, Duresta's design team study the furniture and fabrics that adorned British homes through the ages. Using this exposure Duresta can recreate classic looks, develop colour pallettes and pattern work, and design the ideal blend of old and new.

Duresta at Lenleys

At Lenleys we have a large studio space dedicated just to Duresta, where we feature different shapes, models and looks to help inform your choice. Our staff are highly trained in all things Duresta, and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't visited Duresta's furniture facility first hand, and seen the quality craftmanship in action. We have an array of fabric swatches and examples of all bespoke options you may wish to see.

If you are interested in a particular range, please contact the store for further details on: 01227 766655 or click here to use our contact form.

Sofa Ranges


Duresta Amelia Range

Sleek stylish lines and beautiful curves set the Amelia range apart. Available in a range of sofa and chair sizes including reading chair, the Amelia feels right at home in a modern boutique space.


Duresta Coco Range

The Coco is characterised by a beautifully robust roundness, with a perfect blend of style and comfort. Available in a range of sofa and chair sizes including a luxurious large reading chair.


Duresta Hornblower Range

Part of the quintessentially British, National Trust collection the Hornblower, with it's beautiful drop-arm Knole style, is inspired by pieces of classic British furniture found throughout the Isles.


Duresta Lansdowne Range

The signature club design styled from the London Gentlemen's clubs of St James. Available in smart club chairs and sofas of all sizes. Would fit seemlessly within even the smartest, most refined of spaces.


Duresta Portsmouth Range

Only the finest frame, components and finishings go into making Duresta's fabulously nautical themed Portsmouth range. A perfect piece of English craftmanship and design heritage, available in sofas and chairs.


Duresta Trafalgar Range

Another fine range from the National Trust collection the Trafalgar eminates the heart and soul of English country house style. Truly a timeless design, that matches modern or traditional with cool ease.

Strong, Durable Furniture

All of Duresta's sofa and chair frames are made from seasoned, quality hardwood, and their structure is engineered and tested thoroughly to ensure longevity and support. To complete the robust frames, they are glued, dowelled and screwed to ensure they can withstand sustained daily use for years to come.

Today's market is flooded with poor quality furniture, made with low cost composite materials and soft woods. On the surface furniture may look sturdy and durable, however with time, prolonged use and alterations in temperature these poor quality materials will begin to warp and compromise the shape and comfort of your furniture. At Lenleys we take care that we only offer the finest range of products, and not just beautifully stylish furniture, but furniture that will offer lasting support and comfort through it's lifetime.

When it comes to comfort Duresta's dedication to quality furniture doesn't falter. They use only the highest quality fillings and paddings to provide excellent long lasting comfort. At Lenleys our furniture experts can talk you through the different levels of support on offer from Duresta furniture, and help you choose the comfort you require. Duresta use different combinations of coil-sprung and serpentine sprung seating, feather and down filled cushions or you can choose a combination of feather wrapped foam seating.

Duresta Production Process

Premium Upholstery

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Duresta Coco Chair

Expert Pattern Matching

Duresta are world renowned for their expert fabric work and pattern matching. When looking for fabrics, Duresta will either choose exclusive fabrics from fine prestigious British mills, or commission these same mills with original patterns designed in house. The level to which they complete pattern matching is unrivalled and takes some a lifetime to learn. Matching mutliple upholstered components of a single piece of furniture, keeping the intricate pattern continuous and sewing precision seams is a great source of pride for the Duresta team, and each item is treated like it's own work of art.

To complete the most complicated designs, the fabric must first be analysed by the design team and from here they can create a detailed fabric template. This template acts like a grid, showing the upholstery team exactly where to cut and seam. The team must then take into account the direction of the pile in the fabric and any intersections in the design in order to get a seamless finish.

You can choose your own selection of fabrics, contrast piping and sections, and even in some instances supply your own fabric, or a fabric you would like Duresta to match. Speak to one of our furniture experts in store to further explore these options.

Furniture Craftmanship

Duresta Wing Chairs

Maintaining Quality

Duresta helps to pass on their decades of knowledge via their fantastic apprenticeship scheme. In fact a large portion of their workforce are past Duresta apprentices who have now stayed on with the company, some for 30-40 years.

This level of committment to their workforce ensures the quality of their furniture for years to come, and maintains their standards throughout.

Most high volume furniture manufacturers will use seasonal workers, some of whom are placed on the assembly line after a few days training. When you compare the level of quality with what Duresta can achieve, it's clear to see the benefit of investing in training and quality.

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Choice of Fabrics

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A Small Glimpse at the Vast Fabrics Available

Over 500 Designs and Fabrics

Duresta Lansdowne Chair

Once you've decided on shape and the comfort, then it's time to choose your fabric. Duresta offer a vast array of quality fabrics and leathers. There are almost countless ways in which you can create an original look, tailored just to your home. You can add extra elements such as piping, cords, tassells, valances, scatter cushions, feet and much more, and each of these elements can be personalised in style and colour.

When shopping for a Duresta sofa or chair, you can use Duresta's incredible new digitial conifgurator to build your ideal furniture. You can select from their entire range, including Duresta Domus, and customise the fabric, piping, scatter cushions and much more. If you then print out your design, or email it to your smartphone, and bring it the Lenleys showroom, one of our furniture experts can talk you through the remaining options and help you place an order. To use the configurator click here and get started.

Duresta Delivery

Duresta furniture is meticulously packaged for delivery, ensuring it arrives in perfect condition. Your new furniture will be placed on transit castors to ensure no damage occurs to the feet and the item can be moved freely. Our highly trained delivery team will unpackage your new furniture, remove the castors and attach the feet so they are ready to use. All packaging will be removed and we will leave your home in pristine shape, with your new purchase ready for use.