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Paul & Ali Bailey
1st December 2018
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A real family business, giving a friendly, personal service where nothing is too much trouble. We decided that our old suite needed replacing but our living room is small and we needed something petite to fit in. A bespoke 3 piece was required. We chose our preferred suite and The Designer Sofa were most helpful offering to adjust the width, depth and height to suit as part of the service. We are delighted with the result and have already fallen asleep on our new furniture in front of the fire on a number of occasions due to its comfort. I visited the showroom recently and was welcomed like an old friend, such is the service. I cannot recommend them highly enough !
Ian Stewart
27th November 2018
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Excellent customer service. 4 years after the purchase of our sofa, we decided to alter the height of it. Ian gave us spare legs to try at home to make sure we got it right and then did the alterations for free. He also took the time to talk through different cushion types and made sure we didn’t make any hasty, expensive decisions.

Response from The Designer Sofa
At The Designer Sofa we think After Sales Service is really important as we want all our loyal customers to be happy for years to come. The alteration Mr Stewart wanted was not covered under the guarantee as it was not a fault but an alteration he wanted making after 4 years of having the sofas. I thought it was more important to help Mr Stewart than make a few pounds so I did not charge him for the alterations. We also take the same view when we first meet you and work out you requirements and need for your new sofa or corner unit, we don't use the fact we are bespoke to put the price up, when we know what you want we will always do as many of the bespoke alteration at no extra charge as we can, we don't want bespoke to be expensive. The reason we get get so many recommends and good reviews is we put customers first and keep the quality of or furniture high at a price you will like if you want quality furniture. Ian & the Team
Kate
24th November 2018
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Thank you all so much. Our sofas look wonderful. I can't believe they are the same ones that left here looking so sad and old a couple of weeks ago. You have all done a wonderful job, and everyone has been so friendly and helpful too. I will be highly recommending you to my friends and family. Congratulations on a job very well done. Best wishes, Kate
Emma & Graeme Mascall
23rd October 2018
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We cannot thank you enough for our gorgeous new sofas. After 15 years we decided to change to our dream sofa, a chesterfield. With your expert advice we were able to work out what we wanted from fabric and colour to size. Even better you carried out a measuring service which was for us invaluable. It took all the stress out of the process for us. It was even not too much trouble to hold the sofas for us for a couple of weeks because of a delay with a new floor. Delivery was a breeze and at no time did we have to worry about any little detail because of the quality of both the service and workmanship. We have and continue to recommend you and will certainly be back again for other rooms. A special mention to Ian who went above and beyond and was very patient answering all our questions.

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank you for giving your opinion on The Designer Sofa. I must admit I did enjoy coming over to Royal Leamington Spa to do the home service you required. After we had done all the measuring and looked at fabric samples, I went to have a look around Leamington and fell in love with it and have been back with the family four times since, if it were not for you I would not have found out how beautiful it was around your hometown. We always put customers first, and of cause quality, many companies don't bother about quality and the customer when things go wrong. As you know, we have balances and check throughout the design process and when your work is finished, we invite you to the factory to examine your work before you pay the balance. Nothing ever leaves the factory unless
JUSTINE LEAPER
10th October 2018
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Our sofa, chair and footstools where purchased 7years ago and apart from a few dog hairs I haven't brushed off today they still look as good today and are just as comfortable as when we had them. Furniture that's made to to your own requirements whether its extra support needed for a bad back or preference for a slightly taller chair back Is not a problem. The service, knowledge, quality and craftsmanship from all at The Design Sofa can not be beaten.

Response from The Designer Sofa
It`s nice to get feedback from a customer who has had our furniture for a few years and have had a chance to see how good it is. We can make furniture to fit you and your room, and if you have a bad back or some other medical condition we can make a sofa to help you. Our furniture is not mass produced very quickly like the sofa on the high street, each one is handmade especially for you. When your frame is made your name is put on it at the beginning and our craftsman will then turn it into your sofa or chair. Thank You from all the Team
Mr & Mrs Moon
28th September 2018
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We enjoyed the friendly and helpful approach to the process of reupholstering our 20+ year old suite which has been transformed and looks very much as if it will last us yet another 20 years. The care taken at every stage from quote to delivery was exemplary and we'd most certainly recommend the Designer Sofa team to anyone looking to revive a tired sofa or chair.

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank very much for your feedback, and it is reviews like this that make it all worthwhile. We are a family firm that treats people how we would like to be treated, from walking through the door for the first time, to coming to see your finished work before we deliver it to you. We ask all or customer to visit us when their work is compleated, whether is new or re-upholstery, to have a look and to make sure the work has been carried out to a high standard and they are happy before the balance is paid. Nothing is ever delivered to you unless it is 100%, we want you to be happy with the finished work. From all the team.
John and Gilly
4th September 2018
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Taz, Ian and now Zak represent the very best in the business. We have nothing but praise for their craftsmanship, care and attention to the detail you want in your sofa. Their customer service is second to none. The very best of British - two new settees and third refurbished over a fair few years - we can speak from a very satisfied and longstanding point of view. Thanks guys. Gilly and John

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank you Gilly & John I much appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. when people buy furniture the just ask the price and never look at the specifications if you don't ask questions like what is the seat spring guarantee you could end up with a sofa with a 1 year and not a 20-year guarantee like the one we provide. You came back to use after a couple of years for more work because you know and trust us, this is the case with many of our customer that return and recommend us to their family and friends. Thank you from all the team
Ann Fred Hussey
5th May 2018
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Dear Taz and Ian Many thanks for the exceptional customer service we have had since having our suite reupholstered with your company. We have been very pleased with the finished result and the high standard of workmanship involved. All of your team have done a great job. Even returning our suite the boys managed to manoeuvre the suite back into position with no mishaps. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to other people. Once again many thanks yours sincerely. Ann & Fred Hussy

Response from The Designer Sofa
Hi Anne and Fred Thank you very much for your feedback much appreciated. We are very proud of our customer services and the quality we produce for every customer. We think there is only one way to do a job and that is the right way, much of the work we do on re-upholstery it's better when we have finished it than the job was originally when first purchased. You can be reassured we are going to do with the first class job for you because when the work is finished we invite you down to have a look at it, and examine it before you pay your balance and we deliver it back out to you. Ian & the Team
Nicola Clarke
11th April 2018
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We have the most sumptuous settee, chair and footstool all made to our specific requirements. It all looks spectacular in our lounge, we are absolutely delighted with the effect. The customer service from all of the team has been second to none, a most friendly service. We will be returning in the future for other pieces. Thank you so much everyone at The Designer Sofa.

Response from The Designer Sofa
Not only do we make the best furniture in the country we also pride ourselves on customer service, we genuinely want our customers to be happy and do our best all the way through the process to ensure this. When your bespoke furniture is finished we invite you to the factory to inspect your work before you pay your balance that way you know you are going to be happy with the finished item. From all the team
Pam Young
25th January 2018
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Thanks for restoring areas of our ten year old Tetrad sofas destroyed by our cats! They now look like new. The cats have also had their claws clipped! We are very pleased with your work.

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank you Pam, for the feedback, yes good idea to have the cat's claws clipped as your sofas look so good now. Ian & the Team
Matthew Dennison
18th January 2018
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I would highly recommend this company. Bought Knowles 15 years ago and just had recovered. Excellent job. The really good thing about this company is that they really do care about customer satisfaction and will go to almost any lengths to ensure that you are happy. I would not buy a sofa from anywhere else. They are great value, especially when taking into consideration the quality and service that I received..

Response from The Designer Sofa
Whether you have a new bespoke sofa or your sofa re-upholstered we always want to make you happy and we go that little further to ensure this happens. Quality and our customers are our number one priority, and I think it shows in the reviews we receive. Thank You from all the team.
Pat & David Burton
12th January 2018
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Dear Taz and the workshop team, We write to say thanks again to you and the team for the wonderful job you did for us on our two sofas and armchair and for your advice on choice and mixing fabrics which really was so helpful. As you know when we paid our pre delivery visit to you we were over the moon with the result, the transformation was amazing and everything you promised from quality to craftsmanship was delivered. We have a brand new suite and it has to be said we like it even more than the original and at a very reasonable cost considering what it would have been to replace. We would highly recommend the company to anyone who wants the reassurance of a truly professional job, the whole experience was a pleasure. Best Regards Pat & David Burton Mansfield

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank you, Pat & David. You are saying what a lot of people say about our re-upholstery work, we always deliver what we promise, and your furniture will look as good if not better than the day you first bought it. We are a professional team, that takes our work very seriously, and our motto is to treat people like you would like to be treated yourself. Best Wishes All the Team
Mr & Mrs Reddish
11th January 2018
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We are extremely pleased with our sofa, chair, footstools and cushions delivered last week. The standard of service from Designer Sofa was excellent from start to finish. From discussing style and fabric choices to placing the furniture in our house, everything was easy to discuss and agree. Delivery was on time to original estimate when order placed, and to suit us. Extremely high standard of workmanship, and so comfortable.

Response from The Designer Sofa
I do like all the feedback I get from customers, as the whole team put a lot of work into each and every piece made for every customer. We have a saying at The Designer Sofa that is, treat everyone as you would like to be treated yourself. We have been making handmade sofas & chairs now for over 20 years we still get a buzz out of doing things the right way. Thank you, from all the team
Sarah Garner
2nd January 2018
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We were recommended to The Designer Sofa by a friend and was absolutely delighted with the service and help provided from start to finish. It was fantastic that we were able to have a bespoke sofa that met all our requirements where we could choose the exact size required and there was so much choice of fabric. Ian and the team have so much knowledge of upholstery and can also advise on certain aspects of the design to ensure it is exactly what you need. The quality and comfort of our new sofa is excellent! I would never buy a sofa now from anywhere else and recommend them to all my family and friends. Thank you to all the team.

Response from The Designer Sofa
We always aim to please we are so glad you like the work we produced for you. All our sofas are made especially for each customer and we are very proud of the quality we produce which comes through in the reviews and feedback we get from our customers. You just don't get the attention to detail and quality that we produce in the High Street shops. Thank You From all the Team.
Peter & Sheila Roughton
11th December 2017
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Uninspired by lack of choice, quality and value for money from high street retailers and department stores, the Internet persuaded us a trip to Long Eaton might be worthwhile. So pleased we did as the service afforded by Taz and his team was first class. From a picture we provided from a magazine, we had made a snuggler and a sofa in matching fabrics. At a cost no higher than we could have paid on the high street, we have two beautiful and unique pieces of furniture that we are absolutely delighted with. We would recommend anyone looking for quality and service and unable to find it on the high street, make the trip to The Designer Sofa at Long Eaton.

Response from The Designer Sofa
A lot of people cannot find what they want on the high street and when they do the quality is not high enough. Smart shoppers like you think outside the box and think there must be more than the High Street and brands you see on the TV. This is where the designer sofa comes in, we can cater for your every need whether you want a really large sofa or small sofa, it's no problem for us. The looks of your sofa are important too, you can design your own sofa round the looks and quality that suits you. Thank You Ian
Mr & Mrs Roach
5th December 2017
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We thank the team of the designer sofa in Long Eaton for the excellent service. They carried out a home visit to check the sizes of the three-piece suite, from the initial visit to the to the delivery the team were always quick to answer any questions and make sure the specifications were exactly what we wanted. We have now had the three piece suite for several weeks and we can only give the highest recommendations for the quality and service thank you to the team at the designer sofa, thank you. John

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank you for calling us a team because that's what we are, we believe a team can work a lot better than a collection of individuals, everybody has to do their part from start to finish to make a good experience for you. I really wanted to make you happy, because you told me the last two suites you have had you have been unhappy with them and this is your third attempt, that's why you have waited to do this review you because you wanted to try the furniture for a few week first to make sure he was happy. This means a lot to me Ian
John and Liz
15th November 2017
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Our beautiful sofas arrived today and a special word of thanks to you all. Your attention to detail in every respect, good advice, friendly service and efficiency were much appreciated. You all have such enthusiasm for your fine sofas using only the best products available and a look into your factory whilst they are being produced confirms the lengths you go to ensure they are top quality. Many thanks ... and kind regards.

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank you so much, we are so pleased that you are happy with your furniture and the service you got from us all here at The Designer Sofa, Unfortunately, there are not many companies left like us in the marketplace now, it is all mass produced furniture sold by a salesman. Chain stores do not offer the level of service we give and they do not use coil springs with hardwood frames with a guaranteed of 20 years. Thank you From all the Team
V Sanders
4th November 2017
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We were led through the daunting process by a knowledgable and friendly team. The final product is beyond our expectations. The quality and craftsmanship are excellent. I am sure the suite will give us years of service and pleasure. Thank you. We will recommend you with total confidence.

Response from The Designer Sofa
Thank you for taking the time to send me the photos of your furniture and write a review on here. Unfortunately, there is no way of putting on here with the review, I will have to get that changed if its possible. Yes, your new sofa and chairs will give you many years of comfort and service. And in 15 or so years you can have it re-upholstered and carry on enjoying it for another 15years and longer. We build the best quality sofas in Long Eaton and we are also bespoke, combine this with our helpful non-pushy service this is how it should be. Thank You From all the Team
Ann & Fred
7th September 2017
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Many thanks for the exceptional customer service we have had since having our suite re-upholstered with your company. We have been very pleased with the finished result and high standard of workmanship involved. All of your team have done a great job, even returning our suite, the boys managed to manoeuvre the suite back into position with no mishaps. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company to other people.

Response from The Designer Sofa
We supply quality and service you don't get in the big chain stores anymore, you are just a number to them. We are a family firm based in Long Eaton for many years now, we get to know many of our customs as they have been returning to us for over 20 years. We will help you if you want a bespoke sofa or your treasured old sofas reupholstered. That is why like you our customers would not hesitate to recommend us to friends and family. Thank You From all at The Designer Sofa
Ray Walsh
17th July 2017
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We looked for a local business where work is carried out in house. We set out to by new but following an inspection by Ian the salesman, we had our own furniture reupholstered. Thanks go to Tas, Ian and the whole team for a great job.

Response from The Designer Sofa
We have been making sofas in Long Eaton now for many years and we are very proud of our quality, service and advice. We always give the best advice tailored to each customer. In your case, you had spent some time looking for new, with no luck. I listened carefully to you and advised you had your existing furniture restored to its former glory. You didn't realize it at the time but you already had a well-made sofa that ticked all your boxes, why look for new. Thank You From all the team at The Designer Sofa
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35 year Construction guarantee as standard

At the Designer Sofa, we are proud of our craftsmanship and confident in our products longevity. We design and build from start to finish and with this in mind, we are confident that the end result is furniture that will last for years to come.

Such is our confidence in our build quality, we are happy to provide a 35-year construction guarantee on all our sofas and chairs. Buying from us gives you the confidence and peace of mind that your furniture is built to last.

Quality Materials Sourced From the UK

Handmade in Long Eaton


The difference between us and many companies is that we don’t use modern mass produced manufacturing techniques. We combine modern technology with the old tried and tested ways of making furniture that date back over half a century.

We put all our efforts into great designs and comfort, all our sofas are made with Wade Coil springs and hardwood frames. Each piece of our handmade furniture that leaves our factory is made individually for you.

We source as many components from local and sustainable sources as possible. The wood for the frames is from the UK (from sustainable sources). The fillings for the cushions are made in Long Eaton. The Coil seat springs are made in Long Eaton. Most of the parts are made or supplied by British companies, which are good for the planet and good for the economy. We are a UK sofa manufacture your sofa will be made in Long Eaton recognised as a centre of excellence in the furniture industry. If you want to support the British economy and get a quality corner unit, sofa or chair The Designer Sofa of Long Eaton is the place to visit.

We are proud to be a British furniture manufacturer
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Leather or Fabric?

Your sofa or chair can be upholstered in any fabric and made to any design you wish. We have a fabulous range of the latest fabrics and we are confident that you will find the fabric you are looking for.

Our team here at The Designer Sofa are always on hand to offer their expertise to help you choose your fabric, we can also provide samples.


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