Now there’s no disputing that the range of sofas on offer is probably greater and wider than it’s ever been, but there comes a point where you can have too much choice. Do we really need so many sofa designs and configurations, when at the end of the day all we really want is something comfortable and practical to sit on? Do you really need a sofa that can synch to your music playlist? Wouldn’t you rather own an iconic and historic piece of furniture like a chesterfield sofa? We know we would, though we’d have to admit if someone could design a sofa that could make a cup of tea we’d definitely be interested. Some will probably argue that the appeal of the modern sofa is that it is fashionable and of the era. We’d accept that times and fashions do change, but we’d also point out that fashions are temporary. If you think back to the 1960s PVC- covered sofas were all the rage. In the 70s we had inflatable sofas. Where are they now? Well, fortunately they’ve been rightly confined to Room 101, because fashions have changed. We no longer want PVC: we want real quality leather. We don’t want inflatable: we want sofas that won’t spring a leak. Think about the classic furniture designs like the Eames chair, the Barcelona chair and the traditional chesterfield sofa, and ask yourself this question: why are they still selling as strongly today as they did when they were first created? The answer is quality, longevity and history. Fashions are temporary, but class is permanent. If you want proof of that you need look no further than the leather chesterfield settee. It’s an iconic design that has stood the test of time. In fact we think you’ll find that there are more of them on the TV than there are sofa adverts, and that’s saying something. So the next time you’re considering buying a new family sofa, ask yourself this one simple question. Do I want a fashionable sofa complete with all the latest gizmos, or do I want a classic sofa made by craftsmen that will look fabulous, be comfortable, and will last a lifetime? We know the answer to that, and we’re pretty sure that deep down you know the answer too. If you’re looking for class and pedigree, then you have to choose the iconic chesterfield sofa. You know it makes sense.]]>