English Craftsmanship

a heritage that is british to the core

The Chesterfield is a piece of British furniture that has become a worldwide style icon, just like The Queen, Mods and Rockers, Spitfires, and the Bay City Rollers, it’s what makes us British! At S.W. James we truly love our Chesterfields and every Chesterfield in our range is immediately recognisable for its opulent, British aesthetic.

A British Tradition

British To The Core

We are proud to boast every S.W. James Chesterfield we create is designed and manufactured by hand in our Manchester, UK based production studio.

Every element used to produce an S.W. James Chesterfield is sourced in Great Britain. The exception to that rule being our beautiful leathers which are sourced from the finest Italian based tanneries. This decision has allowed S.W. James to provide the very finest, bovine hides for all our Chesterfields.

The result is a collection of hand designed and hand built British Chesterfields, leather sofas and chairs that wear the S.W. James brand name with pride.

English Craftsmanship

Made In England

At S.W. James we are proud to still be creating handmade, British furniture in the time honoured fashion. If, like us, you are less than enamoured with the direction modern furniture production is heading in the 21st century with its cheap, poorly and mass-produced products which are mainly imported, you will be happy to hear we are maintaining the standards of the master craftsmen. Our production team is now handing down the closely guarded traditional finishing techniques of Chesterfield production to the next generation of apprentice.

We are very proud to be associated with 'Make it British'. They share our passion for preserving and encouraging the highest standards in British manufacturing.

A Brand Born To Travel

International Shipping

We will always find a way to reach you.

From a loft in Kensington to a beachfront in Malibu, we are exceptionally grateful that people all over the world love what we are doing and trust in our quality and heritage.
Although we may be thousands of miles away, you can be sure that when our beautifully hand crafted British made Chesterfields land at your door, they will be as beautiful as when they left the factory.

English Craftsmanship

Tailored Design

At S.W. James we have a passion for design and precision. We handcraft every Chesterfield we create. Nothing is mass produced or machined. As a result we have spent countless hours perfecting every element of the Chesterfield sofas & chairs in our range.

The S.W. James Team

We're here to help

We know ordering your own handmade Chesterfield or vintage sofa is a very personal decision and we know you will have questions before you decide to choose an S.W. James of your own. We are here to help, and we work closely with you throughout every step of the production process to ensure you are 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. As a result, if you have questions before you order, or at any point during production, just ask. You will always talk directly with Warren and the other business founders.

Call Warren and the team today for a friendly chat.
(If the office is closed just leave a short message and we will call you back as soon as possible.)

0161 359 5462

Or email Warren and the team by clicking here

Visit our new shop -

Come and experience how comfortable our Chesterfields really are. If you would like to visit us our new shop in Bollington, Cheshire please contact Warren to book an appointment.