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

We have been champions of England’s artisan furniture-making heritage for over 75 years and will continue to produce finely crafted, subtly elegant pieces that will become future family heirlooms. We’re also extremely proud of our long-standing relationship with the National Trust, which allows our design teams to study and be inspired by unique pieces of furniture held in the National Trust collections.


Our furniture is created from hardwood frames that are hand-assembled by our 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 our designs.


We only choose and commission fabric designs from the most prestigious and innovative mills and all are exclusive to Duresta.

Our pattern-matching skills are unrivalled, and our team takes an enormous pride in being able to sew precision seams when matching complex and large-scale patterns across separate upholstery components.

Expert Advice

Of course, what’s beneath the fabric is important too, we only use top quality fillings and paddings that will provide long-lasting comfort. When it comes to choosing the required level of support, there are a range of options. Our experts will help you make your choices … from tight-covered sprung backs with serpentine springs to coil-sprung seats, feather and down filled cushions or a combination of foam and feather-wrapped seats.

We choose and use the best, and have partnerships with companies and individuals who understand our brand and our aim to create and maintain an outstanding level of quality, creativity and craftsmanship. Our furniture is built with pride and passion.