The chesterfield sofa is not just a piece of furniture but a piece of history.
There are many opinions on the origin of the word "chesterfield" as a description of the item we now know as such. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the use of the word chesterfield was already used in England in the 1800's to describe a leather couch. What was once a status symbol of the elite is now a much sought-after addition to the modern home or business. History notwithstanding, Chesterfield sofas will remain forever the epitome of luxury, class and style. Nowhere will you find a more recognized, timeless example of furniture. Chesterfields have been popping up in home decor blogs and magazines for the last decades, some genuinely classic and others re-imagined in mid-century or more modern styles. What was old is new again. Adopted by antiques enthusiasts looking for a retro look but also by rock and pop groups, the vintage icon is reborn in a wide range of editions: classic, limited, reviewed, customised… featuring leather in a variety of traditional and modern colours. Whatever the future of this harmonious courtship of refined structure and luxurious comfort, the chesterfield sofa is sure to remain in demand for centuries to come.