Comfort as standard

creating a truly comfortable chesterfield

Here at S.W. James, infusing luxurious comfort into our Chesterfields and sofas has always been our most important goal. You’ll be pleased to know we’ve succeeded in creating the most comfortable and sumptuous Chesterfields you will find.

In fact, we’re proud to say we are Home of the Comfortable Chesterfield TM'.

The S.W. James difference:

The beginnings of the British Chesterfield can be traced all the way back to the 18th century. Today, it is without a doubt a truly classic piece of British furniture. However, throughout a lifespan stretching over three centuries, it appears comfort hasn’t always been a priority factor of the British Chesterfield design.

Luckily, that’s where the S.W. James team changed things, In the modern era of Smart TVs, Netflix, video games, and virtual reality headsets, home entertainment is a huge part of family culture, and quality time is often spent on the sofa. That’s why, when the S.W. James team set out to create our Chesterfield sofa collection, we did so with the contemporary home in mind. Throughout all aspects of our design process, creating the most comfortable Chesterfield sofa was crucial. Today, we’re proud to be The Home of the Comfortable Chesterfield™.

Our journey to supreme comfort:

We saw no reason a handmade, modern Chesterfield created by a reputable maker couldn’t boast supreme comfort as well as timeless elegance, so we teamed up with the best in the business to make the most comfortable in the business. The end result is something truly special – you’d be surprised just how far a dream, dedication, and a whole lot of foam and springs can take you! Now, our team takes pride in infusing our unique, special blend of comfort into each and every S.W. James Chesterfield and sofa that leaves our workshop.

All of our S.W. James products are made perfect with our signature blend of soft, squidgy foam cushioning as standard – in addition to plenty of intricate, no-sag springs that promise premium relaxation. Over the years, we’ve taken the time to perfect our exclusive filling to create a plush, ample seat – carefully blended to last a lifetime.

Making it comfortable

So, how do we infuse the comfort?

Comfort starts with the framework

Comfort to the core

It’s no secret that strength and great character call for strong foundations, and it’s the same for Chesterfield sofas. For a first-rate piece of furniture that will seat your family through generations, it’s important to know that your Chesterfield is quality to the core.

In addition to a solid oak, kiln-dried frame that’s been dowelled and stapled for maximum strength, each one of our Chesterfields is bolstered with a sprung base. Working together with the frame, the sprung base provides supreme comfort as well as support. Elsewhere in the industry, these are often charged as an optional extra, but the S.W. James team doesn’t believe in doing things by halves, so you can trust all our sofas boast a customary sprung base.

Comfy Cushioning

Plush, padded cushions

As we mentioned above, we’ve worked alongside our expert design team to create a unique comfort cushion blend that’s exclusive to S.W. James. Throughout our process of creating the perfect cushioning, we chose to emphasise two factors – comfort and durability. The result? Our signature S.W. James comfort blend cushions have three separate layers of comfort. While this careful balance of firmness and flexibility is a closely guarded company secret, we promise our unique combination of springs and multilevel cushioning work together to provide supreme relaxation.

Over one hundred individual springs are hand-stitched into the frames of each S.W. James Chesterfield – as soon as you drop into an S.W. James, you’ll know you’re sitting in something truly special. In fact, you’ll know you’re sitting in the most comfortable Chesterfield you’ll find – that’s why we’re renowned as The Home of the Comfortable Chesterfield™.

A little extra

Packing a punch

Sometimes more truly is well… more. At S.W. James, we add a little extra to all of our sofas for maximum quality. From each individual arm, right across the length of the back, each handmade S.W. James Chesterfield and sofa has been imbued with generous amounts of foam for premium comfort and increased support. The finished product isn’t just lovely and comfortable to relax on – it’s also a much more grand addition to your interiors, with a solid, regal stature.

Not convinced?

Need to feel it to believe it?
Come and take a seat to experience how comfortable our Chesterfields and sofas really are

We appreciate comfort can subjective, and everyone’s take on it is different.

That’s why we’re always happy to invite you to our shop to come and try out our handmade Chesterfields and sofas before you buy.

Please contact Warren on 0161 359 5462 to arrange your appointment, and be sure to ask after Huxley – our most relaxed, sumptuous Chesterfield.

The S.W. James Team

We're here to help

We appreciate ordering your handmade Chesterfield or vintage sofa is a very personal decision, and we know you’ll have questions before you decide on an S.W. James of your very own. We’re here to help at every step – working closely with you throughout each part of the production process to ensure you’re 100% happy with your new S.W. James when it arrives in your home.

We’re a passionate team, and we love to talk about our Chesterfields and vintage sofas; so, if you have questions prior to placing your order, or at any point during production, just ask. You’ll always talk directly with Warren or the other business founders.

Call Warren and the team today for a friendly chat.
(If the office is closed, please leave a short message – including your name and contact details – and we’ll return your call as soon as possible)

0161 359 5462

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