We take a look at the luxury bespoke furniture makers Parker & Farr and their recent
collaboration with esteemed tailors Norton & Sons on Savile Row.
Preserving the same traditional manufacturing methods to those used 60 years ago, the focus of the skilled craftsmen and upholsterers at Parker & Farr is to create fine ‘works of art’, which are an echo of the past and a legacy for the future.
Each Parker & Farr model is completely hand finished to the highest standards in Long Eaton. Available in a range of stunning and exclusive fabrics sourced from the world’s most prestigious mills, each piece can be made to any specified length or width. Parker & Farr have the means to create luxury bespoke pieces and see numerous exciting and unique projects through the factory every week.
Parker & Farr’s team of skilled craftsmen and women have over 100 years of experience between them; they have an impeccable knowledge and understanding of the product and the customer and continue to manufacture beautiful upholstered pieces using the same methods and mastery from 1950.
Advocates of British design and its heritage, Parker & Farr have always valued Britain’s design heritage and have used it as a key source of inspiration.
In the past year Parker & Farr have not only been involved in leading design exhibitions around the world, created some beautiful furniture for high end hotels and partnered with a diverse range of companies but have also opened a new showroom in London.
Tony Crinion, Managing Director of Parker & Farr Furniture says:
“We believe we have got something really special to offer our customers. Opening a showroom in London has given Parker & Farr a great opportunity to showcase the quality and craftsmanship of our unique range of products and to build relationships with the design community.”
Most recently Parker & Farr proved that the line between interiors and fashion is constantly blurring and teamed up with esteemed tailor Norton & Sons to create a sofa for the tailors’ elegant showroom on Savile Row.
This project was initially started to highlight Wool Week, a promotion ran by Campaign for Wool, who are supported by Parker & Farr. The Designers at the sofa brand created an eye-catching window display at the showroom in London which showcased the similarities between tailoring wool suits and upholstering sofas. Tools of the upholstery trade, springs and wadding were on display as well as large fabric patterns used when cutting material ready for upholstering.
This project celebrated the partnership between the two British craft brands and Parker & Farr’s new showroom was the perfect place to showcase the display.
Crinion says "we're thrilled to have teamed up with Norton & Sons and that they've chosen to have our sofas in their showroom. Wool is such a fantastic, versatile material to work with and nothing showcases this better than our Norton & Sons sofas."
Going in to 2015 with plenty of bespoke projects, exhibitions and their popular monthly window displays it is looking like it will be another exciting year for Parker & Farr.