Spink & Edgar Upholstery - the new range of handcrafted sofas from Yorkshire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 20 January 2015
Bed-making technology is used to launch a new range of luxury sofas down on a Yorkshire farm
A Yorkshire farm is an unlikely setting for what has been described as a revolution in sofa manufacturing. Goodbye foam and fibre hello award-winning pocket sprung core technology. The new range of handcrafted sofas has been developed by Spink & Edgar Upholstery which is owned by leading Yorkshire bed manufacturers Harrison Spinks. Technology which has won awards for its use in bed making has now been applied to a new range of luxury sofas. ‘I was blown away when I first heard about this,’ said Jo Moore, commercial director who together with operations manager Jay Hibbert have worked on the project almost constantly. They talked enthusiastically as they displayed the new furniture for the first time at Hornington Manor Farm, Bolton Percy, near York. They believe what the company has achieved is revolutionary in sofa manufacturing and are now able to offer customers a much higher standard of durability and comfort. ‘We wanted to push the boundaries and go where no other furniture manufacturer has gone before,’ said Jo. ‘We have created a beautiful sofa range with unrivalled comfort that will stand the test of time. There no longer has to be a compromise between comfort and style. ‘The sofa is an integral part of any home and should not only look good but be comfortable too, yet over time it loses its shape and comfort. We are so confident in the quality of our furniture that we are offering customers a lifetime guarantee on the frame and springs.’
The new technology means they have been able to remove 60 per cent of foam and other manmade materials within the seat cushions and throughout the frame.
‘Our ultimate goal is to eventually remove all the foam and replace it with completely natural products,’ added Jo. There are five different models in the new range, all named after Yorkshire places, offering different levels of comfort and cost and are available in contemporary as well as traditional styles.
Each sofa is handcrafted and everything is manufactured on site with the natural fillings including wool from the company’s own flock of sheep, flax and hempure produced on the 300-acre Bolton Percy farm. ‘This means the fillings are sustainable, recyclable and bio-degradable and their quality consistent and environmentally friendly,’ said Jo.
Spink & Edgar Upholstery
Factory Award-winning spring technology means enduring quality
Hornington Manor Farm, Bolton Percy, near York where sheep are reared and crops grown to produce natural cushion fillings
Hornington Manor Farm, Bolton Percy, near York
Jo Moore, commercial director and Jay Hibbert, operations manager
The upholstery company also has a bespoke service which tailors a Spink & Edgar sofa to any size with any fabric. This service is offered by appointment only at their showroom on the company farm.
Harrison Spinks, the parent company, established in 1840, is a luxury bed and mattress manufacturer based in Leeds. It also makes and sells innovative, unique spring components into other markets including nursery, automotive, footwear and furniture.
It remains a family-owned business which employs over 300 people and sells its range of beds under the Somnus, Spink & Edgar and Harrison brands and also manufactures ‘own label’ mattresses for major high street department stores.