Duresta has made luxurious upholstery in Nottinghamshire since 1938. They provide handmade furniture created by highly skilled craftspeople, using the best materials and offering the highest levels of customer service. The designs are constantly evolving and are considered to be the embodiment of classic English style, with a unique and individual touch. They have mastered and refined traditional furniture-making methods to ensure every piece of upholstery we produce is perfect in every detail; They're very proud of their history and dedicated to preserving the Duresta legacy.


Their furniture is created from hardwood frames that are hand-assembled by their highly experienced craftspeople and guaranteed for 25 years. The hardwood frames are dowelled, glued and screwed providing a stable and robust foundation upon which we create their designs. They only choose and commission fabric designs from the most prestigious and innovative mills and all are exclusive to Duresta.   

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The Beaminster from Duresta is an AIS exlusive, meaning that you will not find it in any national companies. Understated in style with an emphasis on comfort and longevity the models within the Beaminster range look good in almost every kind of fabric, from patterns and stripes, to plains, damasks and velvets. They all feature turned legs with solid brass castors in a choice of Standard Antique Wood...
The Southsea by Duresta is an AIS exlusive, so it will not be found in any national companies. Only available in independent retailers. Supreme comfort, additional lumbar support and high back design combine with the best in quality and craftsmanship to make the Southsea a favourite model. The wonderful range of fabrics means the Southsea looks the part in any living area. Please come in store to...

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The Waldorf by Duresta is the centre-piece of any living area, with large scrolled arms and soft cushions interiors, the Waldorf is a very welcoming sofa, and once you relax into it, time will fly by. Elegance and sophisticated style inform this most popular of classic Duresta models. With beautiful sweeping scroll arm detail and supreme comfort, the Waldorf range conveys the feeling of understated...
Sophisticated elegance is paired with exceptional comfort in the Beresford range. The tasteful scrolled arms provide a touch of grace while the high back option provides a supremely supportive sit.

Grafton Chair
Grafton Chair
At the end of the day, sink into a luxurious Duresta wing chair and relax in style. Our beautifully crafted traditional wing chairs make a timeless addition to any living space.