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Duresta Sofas: Made to Last a Lifetime

With a history of sofa-making in Nottinghamshire since 1938, Duresta has been making fine premium sofas for over 75 years. They are proud of their heritage and the way their talented design team continue to produce fresh and evolving designs that nevertheless embody classic English style. Masters of traditional techniques and craftsmanship, Duresta use the finest materials to produce sofas that are rightly considered an investment that will last a lifetime.

Duresta Furniture

Unsurprisingly for a sofa-manufacturer that has a long-standing arrangement with the National Trust to access Britain’s finest historic properties to study and gain inspiration from their furniture, Duresta has a reputation for making furniture that is quintessentially English and unfailingly beautiful. Valuing detail, precision, and quality, Duresta craftsman painstakingly hand-assemble each piece from high-quality materials and custom-commissioned, exclusive fabrics. The result is furniture that is subtle, elegant and yet unmistakeable.

DOMUS HAYWOOD RANGE Duresta Domus Haywood Range

The Duresta Trafalgar

The Trafalgar sofa is a quintessentially English Country House sofa, inspired by pieces found in National Trust properties such as Knole, home of the Sackville-Wests. A large, comfortable sofa with a deep seat and a high back, it also takes inspiration from a sofa found on HMS Victory, the flagship of Lord Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar. Like Nelson’s sofa, and like many classic country house sofas, the arms of the Trafalgar hinge down to form a day bed.

blue armchair and sofa with coffee table in damask fabric Duresta Trafalgar Sofa and Chair

The Duresta Waldorf

A true classic, the elegant and sumptuous Waldorf is one of Duresta’s most popular sofas. With traditional features like the wide, sweeping scrolled arm rests and the choice between visible wood bun feet or an optional hand-sewn valance, it is the very definition of understated luxury. Of course it doesn’t just look great, its deep seats and well-cushioned back also make it incredibly comfortable and inviting and, being available in numerous sizes from an armchair up to the enormous grand sofa size, there’s a version to suit every room. A Duresta Waldorf sofa bed is even available, blending classic style with a practical space-saving solution.

beige sofa with damask print fabric Duresta Waldorf Sofa

The Duresta Connaught

The quintessential club sofa, the Connaught is a Chesterfield sofa with a deeply buttoned back and arms, comfortable seat cushions a generous 124 cm deep, and elegant scrolled arms. Available in leather or fabric and a wide variety of patterns, the Connaught stands out from the crowd even by the already stylish standard of Chesterfield sofas, with distinctive subtle curves and beautiful carved wooden legs. The Connaught comes in a number of different sizes including a wonderful grand reading chair that is perfect for curling up in with a book.

purple chesterfield sofa Duresta Connaught Sofa

The Duresta Belvedere

A fine, delicate sofa with subtle classic features like the raised castor legs and narrow scrolled arms, the Belvedere is available in both lady’s and gent’s armchairs as well as 2, 2;5 and 3 seater sofas. The optional valance gives it a more formal look, and the wide variety of colours and fabrics available for it mean it can be suited to any room and any style of interior design.

beige damask sofa with castors Duresta Belvedere Sofa