Making the Harlequin Chesterfield Sofa we decide to use only traditional methods to manufacture our fine leather furniture, passing throughout the manufacturing process supervised by time served tradesmen with specialised knowledge of the individual skills.
Upholstering a piece of traditional furniture involves a craftsman taking a good quality beech frame and then attaching and shaping suspension, filling and covering in a staged process.
All our frames are constructed from hardwood, we use either English beech or English ash, which has been carefully dried, milled and processed to remove defects, which could cause structural weakness.
Each spring is hand inserted into the seats and backs of our furniture with each spring working independently of the others. Serpentine steel spring system with interwoven webbing belts on the seat, springs on the back and arms. We use either the interwoven elastabelt system, metal serpentine springs or coil sprung units dependent upon the individual furniture shape and the sitting posture required.
Our new design for the Harleqin Sofa requires four different leathers rubbed lightly by a professional leather worker with a special solution to reveal the lighter colour below. Only the finest quality leathers are used in the making of our furniture. All leather pieces are covered exclusively in select top grain leather procured from the finest tanneries without using PU, splits or Bi-cast leather.
We decided to use the rub-off Antique italian Leathers in the classic hides of Oxblood Red, Antique Green, Antique Tan and Antique Avion Blue to give the appearance of an old vintage sofa but with the benefit of being a brand new piece.
These leathers are then sewn together and hide in the way that the seams are not visible.
The result is Harleq, a new vintage patchwork look for a classic Chesterfield sofa.