Exhibitor Spotlight: Duresta Upholstery


Name: Clive Kenyon-Brown

Role: Chief Executive

Time at Decorex: This is the first time in 15 years that Duresta will showcase at Decorex.

Connaught Grand and Minor sofas

Brief Brand Bio:

Since 1938, Duresta Upholstery has hand crafted and upholstered furniture in its Long Eaton factory. Duresta employs master crafts men and women, who make over 150 different models. From the traditional joinery of frame makers through to fabric cutting and upholstery, its team spends hours to create one piece of furniture. Quintessentially British, Duresta is a premium luxury brand offering classic styling and comfort through impressive statement pieces, including the Domus, Classic and International Collections.

The new Elgar sofa and chair

If you could sum up your brand in 3 words, what would they be?

Quality - at Duresta we pride ourselves with offering the highest quality of product to our customers.

Creativity - we endeavour to keep this at the heart of all our models.

Craftsmanship - we are proud of our brand heritage and this is reflected in the traditional methods that we use.

Opera Amadeus Chairs

Who or what is your biggest inspiration and why? 

Duresta’s designers find inspiration down many different avenues, and it would be nigh on impossible to pinpoint just one. From the architecture which surrounds us all to the shapes and textures of the natural world. Each model’s shape stems from an idea, it is then developed to combine functionality and style to reflect the true nature of the collection.

Pimpernel and Mulholland

What brings you to Decorex this year?

Duresta historically has had a good relationship with interior designers and architects. Decorex is therefore a great place for us to showcase everything that Duresta has to offer.

Can you tell us about your plans for the show?

At Decorex, we will be launching a new collection of Duresta sofa and chairs. There is a fantastic story behind these products, which will capture the imaginations of everyone who hears it. We will be also showcase a collection from our main range, as well as some highlights from our contemporary Domus Collection.

The Trafalgar range

What are you most looking forward to at Decorex 2014?

The show itself is an exciting new venture for Duresta. We cannot wait to see the response from all of the visitors and we look forward to telling Duresta’s story.  


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