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Our Story

Furniture that will last a lifetime

It all started when we were approached by long standing customer Marco Pierre White, to help furnish a luxury hotel. Marco’s passion for traditional Howard and Sons furniture led to Lorfords designing and manufacturing bespoke copies of one of England’s most sought after makers. Our small collection of traditionally constructed and upholstered luxury furniture, known as Lorfords Created, was very well received.

The business has gone from strength to strength with a reputation founded on unsurpassed quality, comfort and durability combined with the timeless style and impeccable taste you would expect from Lorfords.

In light of our rapidly changing world we have adapted and adjusted the way we work, and in 2021 changed our name to reflect this: Lorfords Created became Lorfords Contemporary.

This doesn’t mean that we only produce contemporary furniture; in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The new name shows that we have embraced contemporary thinking and priorities, with an absolute focus on sustainability. We believe that sustainable, handcrafted, luxury furniture is what we, our customers and the planet need right now. In our book nothing could be more contemporary than sustainable luxury.

We’re adapting our designs to more sustainable processes and materials, but there will only be minor changes to our much loved sofas and chairs. Our quality and customer service will remain the same.

Our new Vintage Cloth option featuring salvaged English and European hemps and linens is the ultimate in sustainable luxury. These wonderful textured fabrics are hand-dyed in small batches using entirely natural materials, resulting in intense earthy colours.

We recognise that there’s still a long way to go on our journey towards producing some of the most responsible chairs and sofas on the planet and we’d love you to join us.