Robinson of England Reviews

LAPADA antique chesterfield sofa specialist
We have decided to have our own review page so that we aren’t mixed up with any other company.
It is so important in todays online market place to have transparency and I realised that when potential clients may be looking for reviews on ourselves, that we could be mistaken for other companies.  I therefore decided to try and make it clear who we are and what we stand for.
Here you will see positive reviews of course and also the negative review that was left by a client.
Any questions you may have as a potential client, please feel free to ask.  I’m always here.
David R. Robinson
Dear David,

When I was younger I liked an expression that, in some way, guided me in life: HEAVEN CAN WAIT.

After 84 emails, 3 meetings with you and after 7 months, Alexandra and I received your superb production. It's a unique piece. It's heaven, what we can wait.

We thank you so much for everything you did to make us so happy.

A big hug,
Luis & Alexandra (Lisbon)
Hi david
Thanks so much - I am conscious that I haven’t fully expressed my and clients delight with the sofas - a real triumph - thank you
Paula Breslin O’Connor - Designer
Dear David - you’ve totally nailed it! This is officially the best chair I’ve ever sat in. It is perfect in every way and I’m completely bowled over to own such an object of beauty and craftsmanship. All things considered, I am a very fortunate woman.
Thank you more than I can express for making this incredible chair for me. Xxx
S - Richmond-on-Thames
Hi David just wanted to say how lovely the sofas are and sending a big thank you for getting them here before Xmas! Wishing you and your family a Christmas filled with warmth, happiness and well being! Best wishes for 2024 🥂🎉
Mark & Rachel
Morning David!
It might be raining, cold and dark outside but the sun is definitely shining in my flat, your guys delivered the sofas and chairs this morning and they did a fantastic job for what was a Herculean task! The furniture looks absolutely stunning, it’s like new again!  Thank you so much for squeezing this into what I’m sure is a really busy time for you. Drinks on me in the new year!
Hi David,
I have been meaning for a while to write to thank you for your efforts with this purchase.  I couldn't be more happy with it.  
I watched it on your website for a long time in its undyed state and was initially disappointed when the listing was updated to its new blue condition.  Never in a million years would I have chosen a blue, however in person it is spectacular and I count myself lucky having not been given the opportunity to squander that choice on something more pedestrian.
Thankyou for being so responsive throughout the process.  It felt like a bit of a gamble sending that kind of money offshore so there was some nerves involved.
If you will permit me one final query, is it usual for the LAPADA certificate to reach the purchaser?  I would quite like a copy if there is the possibility, mostly for my own interest.
Thanks again,
It has been a real pleasure shopping with you - really, thank you. It’s been a blast!
Hi David,
Extremely impressed with the overall visual impact and quality of workmanship.
Hello David,

Just to let you know that we received the lovely chesterfield chair this morning.

We are absolutely delighted with it, see Photo
I know it will enjoy being here in the sunny Dordogne
So a really big thank you to yourself and your team for the excellent service you provided you will be highly recommended
Graham & Angie 
Morning David. I haven't seen the sofa/stool yet, but Caroline has and she's very happy indeed. Many thanks to you and your team for an excellent job and for the perfect match in particular. We are now officially a two Robinson sofa family! 🛋
Hi David 
Just had to drop you a message. We’ve have just taken delivery of our two sofas & oh my goodness they are beautiful. We are delighted & they go perfectly in our grade two listed  farm cottage.  To be honest we took a gamble never having seen them before we bought them but we just couldn’t find what we were looking for & to add they are so comfy too.
Really looking forward to Christmas now with the family home all gathered around the fire with our beautiful new sofas. 😂
Thank you so much. I hope you have a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year. 🎅🏻

I asked for Mercedes and you gave me Bentley, or Rolls Royce.  I’m not sure which one is better :)
I just want to say a big thank you to David and the team for creating such a wonderful piece for me. Your attention to detail, skill and sheer craftsmanship is second to non. Thrilled is an understatement. Thank you once again for your care, consideration and world class customer service
Thank you David, we received and absolutely loved the sofas. Here's wishing you a wonderful festive season🥰 Cheers,
Hi David received the settee and chair wife is really pleased with them like new as promised also the driver and his mate very polite and friendly thanks
David & Pat
David.  Wow!  There are some treats from Berry Bros. making their way to you by way of a thank you.  
I can say these are the Mose beautiful pieces of useable art ever.  Adrianna 
Hi David, just wanted to thank you so much for the new sofa. It is absolutely stunning and makes a perfect pair with the existing one. I’m completely thrilled with it and will take some proper photos of it for you when I get some time.
Hope all’s well with you and thanks again.
Hi David.  We are thrilled with the sofa.  Even the Queen herself doesn’t have furniture as beautiful as this.  It’s been lovely dealing with you.  
Hi David, our Peel chair arrived yesterday and we spent the evening test driving it.  The verdict……wonderful!  As my wife said, it isn’t like having another chair in the room, it’s like having another person in the room.  what I think was he is trying to express is that the chair has its own personality.  It’s a work of art and beautiful to look at.  That is what you get with hand made.  The personality of the person that crafted it.  Thank you for a lovely item to add to our household!
I have bought several sofas from David, and have always found them to be top quality, and with fantastic customer service. I have also hired some of his Chesterfields for an upcoming wedding, which were delivered on time & as described.

I couldn't recommend him highly enough - he is also a lovely gent in general and nothing is too much trouble!
John Brown
Recently purchased 3 Chesterfields from these guys and couldn’t be happier. Great customer service, the sofas are amazing - beautiful to look at and really comfortable. They were also happy to customise the legs on one of the sofas for me. Nothing was too much trouble. Very happy to recommend and will definitely use them again.  
Matt wills
Brilliant service. Was very helpful in helping us choose colours and style. Very patient and understanding when we changed our colours and sizes a few times. Outstanding quality even better than expected. No issues with delivery. Overall a very good experience and no doubt will be using again.
This is the world's greatest when it comes to Chesterfields. David is extremely attentive when it comes to guiding you through the impressive collections - Manner 1 being something that I believe it unrivalled anywhere else when it comes to handmade leather furniture.

David has just about everything to suit most budgets but for me, my recommendation, go with Signature. You will not regret it!  
The quality and service is second to none, I can’t thank David and his team enough. The attention to detail and quality of product has far passed what I expected. Amazing!  
I just bought a beautiful piece from David! Great customer service throughout and fast shipping!  
Over the years I've had 4 sofas and 2 chairs from Robinsons. David really knows his stuff and provided us with exactly what we wanted for a very reasonable price, given the quality of the goods. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again.
Robinson of England have provided me with some outstanding pieces for both home and abroad. They are made to an absolutely amazing standard and look great in either a contemporary English home or (in our case) a traditional French living space!! David's team have an incredible eye for detail that cannot be under estimated. Anybody looking for a piece that will give the finish touch any decerning home owner is looking for....look no further!!!  
Five stars!  
David………100/100!  Great pieces and we’ve had amazing feedback on the space.
Now for our negative review
At first very friendly quick comms. Until we paid. Then pretty much ignored us for the most part despite sofa being weeks late. Eventually turned up, NOT fully restored as promised. Something splattered over parts of it, dirty under cushions patch of previous colour, scuffed. Picked up and refunded no problem, but not impressed with overall service or product.
Our response
Hi guys

I hope you’re having a super day!

So sorry you feel this way.

I do always aim to respond to every client message as quickly as possible. Of course I don’t have an administrative team, it is only me, so sometimes it can take a little while. Looking back I’m sure that I did respond to every email question, text from your husband and call (approximately 20 messages in total) and hopefully you found those responses polite and professional. We did work as speedily as possible.

It can of course be difficult when such and old piece (approximately 40 years old) doesn’t meet expectations but as you said, I did refund you very quickly and before our courier had recollected the piece.

Good luck in the search for you new piece.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

With kindest regards

David Robinson

If any reader of this review would like to chat prior to any orders please feel free to call me directly and please note that none of our Twice Loved sofas for £1085 including UK delivery will be completely and fully restored.  They will have the original leathers restored to be super super pieces! :)