Carlton Furniture has been part of our collection of designer furniture brands since late 2018. At first, we simply started by offering a selection of their handmade sofas and chairs. Since then, the brand has proved extremely popular with you - our customers - and today, we offer almost 100 of their products on our online catalogue! Carlton Furniture has firmly established itself as one of our best-selling brands. For this reason, we thought we'd take the opportunity to tell you a little more about it.
Handcrafted British Furniture
Established in 1999, Carlton Furniture is a British furniture brand based in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire. If you think this location sounds familiar, then it likely is! Considered the UK's Centre of Excellence for Upholstery, Long Eaton is also where designer sofa brands Duresta and Parker Knoll are based. Taking great pride in beautifully-made designs, Carlton make and hand-upholster a wide range of furniture pieces suited to classic and contemporary styles of living.
Vintage Sofa Company
Harris Tweed & Leather: A Classic Combination
We couldn't talk about Carlton Furniture without mentioning Vintage Sofa Company. As it's name suggests, Vintage takes a more traditional approach to furniture design. So while Carlton styles contemporary forms and industrial accents, you can expect classic wing chairs, buttoned details, aniline Italian leathers and Harris Tweed upholstery from Vintage. Think of Vintage Sofa Company as a sister to Carlton Furniture. But with it's distinctly classic presence, Vintage Sofa Company establishes itself as a brand in itself. You can shop Vintage Sofa Company here.
The Aviator Collection
Industrial Aircraft Style Inspired by the Spitfire
Aviator furniture is characterised by sleek metallic finishes and iconic riveted details. These unique designs are inspired by Spitfire planes of the early 20th century. Carlton's Aviator Collection takes this industrial aircraft style and translates it into beautifully-made furniture including airplane wing desks, egg armchairs, dining tables and sideboards. Designed to add statement to home offices and dining rooms, the Aviator range comes in three metallic colours to suit a range of home styles. Jet silver could be used to complement the hardware of a contemporary space. Meanwhile, the copper and brass finishes will add a rich depth to interiors. View the collection here.
Our Carlton Furniture Best-sellers...
The Kensington Chair
When it comes to tweed, nothing compares to genuine Harris Tweed, bred, spun and woven in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. The Kensington Chair is hand-uplostered in Moreland Harris Tweed and accented with Cerato brown leather across the arms and top of the back. It has a number of classic features - deep-set leather buttoning, arm silhouette studding and matching leather piping across the seat cushion - that are characteristic of this style of wing chair, with attention down to the finest of details. It's quality craftsmanship makes it an heirloom that can be passed down the generations for years to come.
Windermere Dining Table
The Windermere is a dining table of beauty and function. It's oval shape will add a softness to contemporary spaces, while the iconic x-leg adds a statement country feel. Without extension, it measures 2 metres in length - plenty of room for families of 6 to 8. For entertaining, 2 extension leaves can be added, transforming the Windermere into a generous 10 seater dining table! Get a similar look by styling with the velvet Atlanta Dining Chairs.
Elston & Ellis Chairs
Meet Elston and Ellis. We love these chairs for their elegant proportions and beautiful curves. The Ellis catches our eye with it's castors and sweeping design, highlighted with Cerato brown leather and studding. Meanwhile, the Elston features a more classic shape, the back upholstered in leather with piping throughout to match. Their petite size and charming designs make them perfect for use as a hallway, living room or bedroom occasional seat. Both chairs are upholstered in Hunting Lodge Harris Tweed.
Billy Sheep Wool Chair
Introducing the definition of reclining luxury. The Billy Chair is supremely soft and comfortable. The metal frame is covered with a black sheep wool seat that not only feels sumo, but looks beautiful too. It's the perfect accent to your contemporary bedroom or chic living room scheme. Especially if you're looking to add some natural materials or a hygge feel.
Root Dining Table
It's easy to see why the Root Dining Table is so popular. This rustic and organic style is created using natural teak wood, each with it's own unique shape and markings. No 2 tables are the same. It is beautifully finished and will add an eye-catching statement to the centre of dining spaces. The glass top makes the table functional, without drawing attention away from the natural beauty of the base.