How It's Made


In offering no less than six crafting options, the Robinson of England concept gives our clients the greatest understanding and insight into how Chesterfield sofas and indeed and sofas and chairs are made.


There are varying techniques and materials involved in the crafting process.  For us there are two fundamental elements to creating a piece of furniture: aesthetic and crafting.  Both will ensure timelessness and outstanding quality.

Manner One

Our Manner 1 is identical to those of the 19th Century. The seat, back and arms are completely loose coil sprung, with 8 point hand tied loose coil steel springs to help the build stay strong and never loose it’s shape. Only using natural materials, the fillings consist of horse tail and coconut fibre before being lined with organic lambswool. Each and every fixing is hand tacked and the solid beechwood Mortise and Tenon frame sits on our gorgeous hand turned walnut feet. Our Manner 1 also comes with the finest hand dyed British leather or an alternative pre dyed leather/fabric of your choice.

Our Manner 1 is the amongst the finest crafted furniture in the world and takes up to a month to craft.

Manner Two

Our Manner 2 option is a blend between the traditionally crafted 19th century pieces, and an ever so slightly modern approach. Just like our Manner 1, the seat, back and arms are completely loose coil sprung with 8 point hand tied loose coil steel springs. The key difference between our Manner 1 and 2 is that we use a rubberised bristle and loose horse hair to fill. We will also staple the fixings in place of the hand tacked technique. This allows us to cut the production time down by around 96hours. The beechwood frame is also dowelled, glues and screwed and sits upon hand turned beechwood feet. This option comes with a hand dyed Italian/Scandinavian leather or a pre dyed leather/fabric of your choice.

Our Manner 2 option remains one of the finest crafted pieces of furniture available today.

Manner Three

Our Manner 3 option is the modern approach to traditional craftsmanship. The seat is fully loose coil sprung, however the back and arms are not. Instead of using natural fillings we use a medium density foam and line the inside with pure cotton felt. The beechwood frame is also dowelled, glued and screwed and sits upon hand turned beechwood feet. This option comes with a hand dyed Italian/Scandinavian leather or a pre dyed leather/fabric of your choice.

Manner 3 is our modern approach to crafting yet still un-paralleled in terms of the high street or specialists.

CRAFTING THE EXCEPTIONAL