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Preserving the Past and the Importance of Manufacturing Goods that Will Last for Generations

If we look back through history, the UK has a glorious history of exceptional manufacture and craftsmanship. Indeed, we still rank around 8th on the world stage for manufacturing (excluding the Eurozone as a whole) but we are eclipsed by more productive manufacturing countries including Germany who have outputs around three times that of the UK. However............... The UK has a history of fine crafting which is difficult to rival. The world over people understand and recognise British made as that of excellence. Lets take Rolls Royce and Bentley as great and of course obvious examples. Both of these companies set out and continue to craft motor vehicles without compromise.  Both offer various models and ranges that suit a varied client base but...

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Are we experiencing a flight to Quality after decades of low cost imports?

It's a good question and I'm confident that the answer is definitely yes. Consumers are becoming so much more aware and well educated on all aspects of their lives because of the internet and what they choose to spend their money on. From houses and cars to furniture, clothes and watches.   No matter what a potential client is interested in there is a wealth of information for them to learn from and understand exactly what they are buying or investing their money in. However, there is also a great deal of mis-information as well and it is very important to know exactly what it is you are going to be purchasing.  It's important to ask questions.........many many questions.  Remember,...

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The Worlds 8 Most Finely Crafted Products - that you'll have to hunt to find!

  Robinson of England Here at Robinson of England, exceptional quality and craftsmanship are what define our pieces. We strive to create the most beautiful and perfectly crafted furniture in existence! From our Luxury hand carved Solid Beech wood Frames to our master hand tacking and Hand dyed leathers.      Our Manner 1 pieces begin their life as a tenon jointed Beech wood frame.  We then craft the piece using loose coil springs, which are 8-point hand tied to create the most comfortable pieces possible.  This is then upholstered in Loose horse hair and coconut hair; Which does not corrode and is hollow which allows the air to pass through the piece adding even more longevity to the piece....

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What is a Chesterfield Sofa & What is the History of the Chesterfield Sofa?

This is a great question and one that has many many versions, some accurate and some, well, not so accurate. The simple fact is that a “Chesterfield sofa” is denoted quite simply by it very timeless and elegant straight arms and back.  More often than not they are buttoned but some of the most striking pieces I have ever had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with have no buttoning at all.  They are the most simple and elegant of pieces. The gravitas that a Chesterfield sofa brings to any room or environment is unquestionable and is testament to its enduring appeal. It is after all, quite possibly the most iconic and well known style of furniture the world over. One...

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