Chesterfield is the world’s best-known iconic British design when it comes to upholstered furniture.
A highly distinctive visual design, the essential characteristics of Chesterfield furniture have been preserved since its origins in 1780.
Fleming & Howland own and regulate the Chesterfields 1780™ trademark ensuring the design, craft quality and materials meet their high industry standards.
A trusted marque of assurance for an authentic British made piece of furniture.
Accept nothing less.
The tools of the trade.
Worn yet valued, simple yet beautiful.
The upholsterers’ apron, the mallet, the measure and, above all, the hands.
All play a part in the crafting of a piece of upholstery.
If the price is low, corners have been cut.
Without the right skills and genuine tools of the trade, there is no substance, there is no value.
The Fleming & Howland Apprenticeship Scheme invests in the training and preservation of the original Chesterfield techniques.
It is restricted to within the UK only ensuring the skills and techniques are always preserved.
Protect our heritage, protect your investment.
‘The Anatomy Of A Stuffed And Stitched Chair’ by Fleming & Howland
‘The Anatomy Of A Stuffed And Stitched Chair’ by Fleming & Howland is a book designed to offer a behind the scenes artistic view of traditional upholstery. An endorsement of British manufacturing, the book captures, in step by step format, how an object of beauty and great design is lovingly crafted. An image led book, it depicts how labour intensive and time consuming the process is with each chair taking 258 hours to create from start to finish. Click here to purchase online.