The Chesterfield sofa is one of the most well-known sofas in design history, boasting an elegant and graceful poise unrivaled by most other styles. This is down to the distinctive markers of its architecture and the exquisite craftsmanship needed to create a high-quality Chesterfield Sofa. These sofas were produced in England between the 18th and 19th centuries and got their name from the Earl of Chesterfield who reportedly had the first ever Chesterfield piece commissioned for himself, thus birthing the style we know today. Chesterfield sofas are distinguished by features such as buttoning or tufting, rolled arms, and upright structure, giving them a real feeling of opulence and grandeur.
Although a design staple maintaining popularity for centuries, the Chesterfield sofa offers much more than simple elegance. In recent years manufacturers and designers have given their collections a revamp, demonstrating the classic Chesterfield silhouette alongside contemporary models which combine classic and timeless with cool modernity.
So, how versatile are Chesterfields?
In short, quite. The vast selections of styles, builds, sizes and fabrics on offer from a modern Chesterfield mean that they can be used as a statement in any space, guaranteeing to have the desired results in abundance. Whether traditional and timeless or cool and contemporary there is sure to be a style for you.
A three-seater Chesterfield model reflects the polished nostalgia of a classic piece, ideal for building and antique or retro lounge space with their size, build and appearance. The exterior boastshand-buffered leather that is treated to deliver a variety of color shades, making it truly unique and versatile. The construction of a Chesterfieldremains vastly unchanged in 3-seater models, sticking to the traditional manufacturing method, further bolstered with a few modern adaptations to ensure lasting quality. These are best suited to larger areas in which space and maximizing this is less of a factor.
2- Seater Chesterfield Sofas
Two-seater models are vastly popular as they allow families, couples or homes that require the extra seating room the opportunity to invest in their dream sofa without compromising on the space needed to make this practical. Combining style and substance these sofas are ideal for smaller rooms, in apartments, smaller houses and even reception rooms or conservatories. They bring both style and quality with them when built by a trusted and expert manufacturer and squeeze the Chetserfield character into a smaller model perfectly.
Chesterfield loveseats are a perfect middle ground between a two-seater and an arm-chair. Giving you super snuggly room without taking up valuable floor space. While there might not be room for the whole family, there’s certainly ample room to put your feet up and get cosy with a film night or escape with a book. A more modern variation on the traditional sofa, loveseats have a certain quirkiness to them that brightens up a room and while we don’t recommend these for busy family rooms they’re perfect for creating a cosy corner for reading or relaxing or for adding a homely touch to a smaller space such as studios or small apartments.
Leather Chesterfields embody the elegance and class of the traditional models made popular during the late 19th centuries where alternative fabrics were yet to be considered. Leather’s robust longevity made it the perfect choice for hard wearing, long lasting, luxury furniture, a statement that still rings true today. Fast forward some centuries, and leather provides more options than ever before. The modern processes of leather manufacturing means that there are far more colours, tones and even finishes to leathers, making it easy to find the perfect one for your dream sofa. The nature of leather and its ability to withstand the test of time assure that your piece will hold its value, growing more in character year on year.
Velvet is often incorrectly judged by its soft touch, with many believing this delicate fabric isn’t robust. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Velvet and its popularity in recent years has led to massive improvements and advancements in the way this fabric is made and the characteristics it possesses. Not only does it cater to an entire spectrum of colours, interiors and schemes but all high-quality velvets must prove their quality through a number of quality control measures and tests. A rub test indicates the point at which wearing begins to occur in velvet and the higher this number the more robust the fabric is going to be. Velvets are also often manufactured with stain resistant capabilities, meaning that they’re the perfect choice for any home, no matter how busy. Velvet Chesterfields also serve as the perfect way to combine new and old, bringing the Chesterfield poise to life with vibrant, pigmented colours that really bring a burst of modernity to a space.
If you’re looking for a robust, high-quality sofa that’s going to complete your space and evolve with the changes that occur in your home, ageing beautifully; a Chesterfield Sofa might be the perfect choice. With a choice of fabric, velvets and leathers all at the highest level of quality you’ll be sure to find the ultimate choice for your space and create a sofa you can’t wait to snuggle up on, whatever the size, style and vision for your space.