craftsmanship

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 responsibly sourced kiln-dried hardwood 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 comfort.

We use horse hair as the primary stuffing material, enveloping and cushioning the coil springs, followed by a layer of cotton felt to provide thick padding and comfort. 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.