The Chesterfield sofa, equally classic and innovative
The Chesterfield sofa is a special piece of furniture. Beyond being the undisputed symbol of the classic English style, it is a piece of art in itself that brings sophistication, elegance and good taste to any room. It is a timeless piece of furniture, which, as with any classic, never goes out of style.
Its history dates back to the eighteenth century when the Earl of Chesterfield commissioned its development to a famous English cabinetmaker with the intention of devising a seat in which the elegant gentlemen of the time and also the servants could sit without crushing the clothes. By the constitution of the chair, whoever sits on it would have to maintain an always upright posture.
From its birth, the Chesterfield sofa caused admiration in the high society and soon it became the indispensable piece in the exclusive English clubs and the halls of each house of wealthy family. From there, it spread to North American land and since then it has been a sofa that knows no borders. Its worldwide popularity is today indisputable and remains the favorite of those who have a classic taste but also like the most modern.
A Chesterfield sofa is made with a robust and large frame, with short wooden legs and a backrest and armrests at the same level. His personal stamp is his capitoné upholstery that covers the entire length of the chair. Traditionally they were made of leather and currently is still the material chosen by those who want to enjoy the true essence of a Chesterfield. This sofa is considered so special that it is highly coveted by collectors.
Although the original sofa was not exactly a comfortable seat, its modern version invites rest because they are very well padded, so it is possible to have elegance and comfort in a single piece of furniture. Also, you can find Chaise Longue type to rest your legs or sofa bed type in Manchester. Also, some are combined with a few additional seats to raise the feet that come upholstered in tufted, in harmony with the sofa.
In some current designs, the solid wooden legs have been replaced by wheels made in acrylic, which facilitate the task of moving it from one side to another, very useful especially at the time of cleaning.
The Chesterfield sofa is a piece that reinvents itself with the passage of time and its different variations adapt equally well to classic, vintage, industrial, modern, Nordic or very colorful spaces. It can be found in the most diverse types of upholstery and colors, but always respecting the personality of the first.
Those who opt for the skin, for its durability and recognized quality, do not have to resign themselves with the brown color but can choose attractive green tones, red wine, yellow and white, the latter much appreciated in minimalist decorations.
As real leather can be expensive, the leatherette versions are a more affordable option, equally aesthetic and low maintenance. For its part, cotton, canvas, chenille, microfiber, and velvet tend to be popular fabrics.