19 Jun. 2019 - General
It’s really no secret that, here at Timothy Oulton, we love leather. Whilst we’ve long since used hide to create our high quality leather sofas and pleasingly retro armchairs, we also know there’s more to leather than seating
Take a pinch of club lounge, add in a generous sprinkle of history, and garnish with just the right amount of slouch; a Chesterfield-style sofa more than earns its place in the design hall of fame.
Taking its name from the fourth Earl of Chesterfield Philip Stanhope, whose graceful, low-slung 18th-century design endures to this day, a classic Chesterfield sofa continues to be the epitome of everyday refinement. So pour a drink, grab a book and settle in for an elegant evening – this buttoned-up style never felt so good.
The very essence of a classic Chesterfield sofa, the Westminster Button is equally at home in a rural English country home as it is in a stripped-back New York loft. But don’t be deceived; beneath Westminster’s traditional lines, you’ll find that this sofa is designed for comfort, not just style.
Handcrafted by our team of experts, we use traditional construction methods to ensure our sofa is a faithful tribute to a timeless design. Each button – around 135 per three-seater sofa – is hand-tufted. Every stud on our leather sofas is individually fastened, and fabric piping checked and double-checked to ensure both aesthetic and functional excellence. With an impressive choice of 36 distressed-finish leathers that lend a distinctly vintage air or 24 soft fabrics that come in a variety of attractive colourways, Westminster Button is available in sizes from one- to four-seater, plus both medium and large footstools that work double-duty as handsome occasional seating. If you value style and substance, it’s time to commit to a classic.
As though our timeless Westminster sofa wasn’t smart enough, we’ve decided to give this close cousin a very modern upgrade, taking a stone-cold classic design to contemporary levels of comfort.
The hidden element behind this next-level statement piece? Plump feather cushions that cradle and support, envelop and rebound, and cosset and uplift, leaving you to lounge in the lap of luxury to your heart’s content. As with the original Westminster, the Westminster Feather is available in a kaleidoscope of finishes to suit every home, decorative quirk and taste. Choose durable leather in a rainbow of hues, or reimagine the Westminster as a fabric Chesterfield sofa, giving a distinctly modern twist to this ageless piece of furniture. Whichever you go for, this hand-finished, feather-filled sofa will have you and your guests perched on cloud nine.
A statement sofa with an avant-garde edge, Serpentine’s positively sinuous shape make it an attention-grabbing centrepiece that sits just on the right side of outright flamboyance.
This classic three-seater Chesterfield couch is hand-tufted, and finished either with classic wheeled feet, or, if you opt for Siren velvet upholstery, with matching velvet-wrapped feet. Speaking of which, although curvaceous Serpentine is available in a range of classic leathers and eye-catching fabrics, we love her best as a velvet Chesterfield sofa. Choose from a curated range of jewel-toned velvets; this is a lavishly soft and unabashedly luxurious pairing. Feminine, inviting and attention grabbing in all the right ways, let Serpentine’s alluring curves bring their distinctive richness to your living space.
A distinctly modern Chesterfield sofa, Tribeca’s metropolitan good looks and stacked size offer an unconventional alternative to this classic sofa shape. Modish and masculine, Tribeca is the perfect complement to a minimalist interior.
Choose from compact one- to lavish four-seater sizes to fit your space – the high arms, low-slung seat and extra-plush cushions invite an evening of lounging with friends. With extensive tufting across Tribeca’s surface, you’ll be left in no doubt as to its Chesterfield provenance, while its selection of decadent fabric and hide finishes (we love the high-shine Old Saddle Black Leather) show off its positively muscular proportions to their best advantage.
A sharp-as-a-tack design that harks back to the Roaring Twenties without ever feeling dated, we think our Gatsby Sofa is every bit as great as its namesake. Refined, cultured and always ready to socialise, this Art Deco-inspired design adds polish and panache to your lounge.
While Gatsby’s Chesterfield heritage is clear to see, we’ve switched out the traditional button tufting for a quilted Art Deco pattern, with geometric shapes and sharp lines creating an interesting 3D effect that brings a little extra panache to your perch. We’ve also shelved the traditional studs in favour of a polished brass inlay, while the archetypal rounded arms are levelled off for an elegant 1920s twist. While the great literary anti-hero loved his tuxedos and his tweeds, we prefer our Gatsby clad in timeless leather. Dim the lights and turn up the music – it’s cocktail hour.