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Lounge furniture is a big investment, so it pays to choose wisely. Prestons Furniture is a boutique manufacturer putting an emphasis on quality
Everyone wants lounge furniture that looks good and suits the style of their home. But there are other aspects to consider that are equally important in the long term – notably comfort and durability.
Prestons Furniture is a small, local company that specialises in the manufacture of high-end lounge furniture designed for New Zealand conditions. Director Brian Preston says the company uses only quality raw materials, such as New Zealand-made leathers and textiles from renowned suppliers, such as Warwick Fabrics.
"Clients need to know that the fabric on their furniture has been tested for its suitability for use in this climate," he says. "All our textiles have been tested to meet the highest standards for UV resistance."
Brian Preston says individuality is a key to creating a successful home interior. Consequently, the company encourages clients to customise their furniture, choosing their own fabrics from an extensive range of swatches. Prestons also specialises in interesting textile combinations, contrasting smooth suedes with textured fabrics, for example.
Brian Preston says the furniture can be manufactured to any size. Many pieces are made specifically for home theatre rooms – a fast-growing market. While most settees are available in large 3-seater, 2½-seater and 2-seater options, the company can make settees longer or shorter according to the space.
"Most people have very individual needs when it comes to furniture, so it makes sense to order items that will be a perfect fit for a room," he says. "Clients can also specify preferred cushion fillings – such as soft, firm or featherdown."
Brian Preston says the small size of the company is an advantage when it comes to quality control and after-sales service. All the furniture comes with a lifetime manufacturing warranty.
For details of your nearest stockist, contact Prestons Furniture, 108A Harris Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland, phone (09) 271 0560, fax (09) 271 0570.
First published date: 23 August 2004