Cornwall LivingIssue #72
The finest of furniture
Furnish your home with timeless pieces from Richard Cook Furnishers.
Comfortable, well-made furniture is at the very heart of every home, which makes buying a new sofa an important decision for any homeowner. As the old adage goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover, and the same applies to upholstery. While looks and style are important, especially when it comes to matching your home décor, comfort and performance have surely got to be the priority. According to the experts at Richard Cook, there is simply no substitute for English upholstery skills, using the finest materials with time honoured methods. Introducing the Tetrad upholstery collection.
Craftsmanship is evident in every single Tetrad piece, and it all starts in the frame, which is made from FSC hardwood that’s screwed, glued and dowelled, before supporting a proper coil sprung base. As usual, it’s often the things you don’t see in the finished product that are really important when it comes to maintaining your sofa’s shape and comfort, and feathers are a great example. The traditional seat filling of fine furniture, according to Richard Cook, there’s no alternative to duck feathers when it comes to achieving that delightful wrap around feeling.
“Tetrad’s pieces are made using the best, most traditional English upholstery skills and for this reason, they’re destined to become family heirlooms, promising to provide style and comfort for your family for years to come.”
Take the Long Island collection, for instance. The result of a collaboration with Ralph Lauren’s signature fabrics, this collection explores a fusion of classic British design and the epitome of the American dream, as represented by Ralph Lauren. Rich fabric finishes are hand upholstered across this classic design, signifying the essence of the collection and offering a flexible portrayal of co-ordinated fabric choices that are suitable for a variety of homes. Sophisticated, sumptuous and stylish is very much the essence of the Long Island collection.
After months of design consultation, Tetrad’s creative team has selected a variety of co-ordinated and glamorous fabrics in order to truly represent Ralph Lauren, offering great value while ensuring the values of British craftsmanship are retained.
Richard Cook appreciates that individuals want choice, yet the team is confident that the fantastic array of fabrics in the Ralph Lauren swatch books will satisfy even the most discerning of customers. And, given that each piece is made bespoke to order by Tetrad’s talented team of craftspeople in Lancashire, it’s worth taking time to settle on your perfect combination.
"Tetrad’s pieces are made using the best, most traditional English upholstery skills and for this reason, they’re destined to become family heirlooms, promising to provide style and comfort for your family for years to come."