The process of hand-building our furniture uses traditional methods passed down
through the generations alongside the best of modern techniques.
We begin simply
with prime, seasoned Beech or Birch to build the custom-made frames, each is hand-jointed
to exacting standards. Next heavy steel coiled springs are tied into wide bands
of interwoven jute webbing, this provides balanced weight distribution for maximum
We use Boar bristle as the primary stuffing material, enveloping and cushioning
the coil springs, followed by a cotton-feather mixture to provide thick padding
and comfort. We hand sew a muslin pad in place to provide a smooth and seamless
base for upholstery and then seat cushions are hand stuffed with a mixture of duck
down and duck feathers.
The last detail is a final cover in fabric, leather or Kilim,
cut to the correct pattern and hand stitched into position.
As we build each piece from the frame up we can offer a great amount of customisation
and special detailing. Our commitment to quality and traditional techniques creates
a look and feel individual to George Smith.