Chesterfield Sofa: a timeless classic suitable for all environments

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The Chesterfield is a timeless classic Capitonnè sofa. It's extremely versatile and suitable for all environments, modern and classic.

Chesterfield Sofa: a timeless classic
Arch. Loredana Ruggieri
Arch. Loredana Ruggieri

The History of the Chesterfield Sofa


The Chesterfield Sofa originated in Europe in the 17th century and became popular during the reign of Queen Victoria, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.


Bertos Chesterfield cover

Bertos Chesterfield cover

Bertos Chesterfield cover
Bertos chester sofa detail

Bertos chester sofa detail

Bertos chester sofa detail
Bertos sofa detail

Bertos sofa detail

Bertos sofa detail
Bertos handmade sofas

Bertos handmade sofas

Bertos handmade sofas
Bertos armchair

Bertos armchair

Bertos armchair
Bertos capitonne Sofas

Bertos capitonne Sofas

Bertos capitonne Sofas
Bertos chesterfield sofas

Bertos chesterfield sofas

Bertos chesterfield sofas
Bertos Boston sofa

Bertos Boston sofa

Bertos Boston sofa
Bertos cherstefiel sofa a classic

Bertos cherstefiel sofa a classic

Bertos cherstefiel sofa a classic

In 1855 Lawford started selling a vast series of capitonnè models, the first ones without wooden structures on sight and entirely padded.

With an height of just under 20 inches, 50.8 cm, the classic Chesterfield sofa is shorter than a medium sofa and, despite its weight and bulky padding, it has a very elegant and refined design: a genuine icon in the world of furniture.

Chesterfield BertO's Capitonné Sofa

The chester sofa owes its unmistakable identity to the capitonnè decorative pattern that characterizes it. This technique has been handed down from one workshop to another and today inside each of these shops, aside from manufacturing all kinds of padding, we also learn the history of tapestry.

Handmade Chesterfield Sofas


The Chesterfield collection of armchairs and sofas by BertO Fine Upholstery Tailoring is crafted by hand according to an ancient tradition, tailored by tapestry masters from Brianza with over 40 years of experience.

Structural details of chester BertO's sofas

The frame of every Chesterfield sofa is made of solid poplar or beech wood, the seat cushion is padded in goose down with a foam insert, the spring system is made of traditional handmade biconic steel springs with intertwined elastic belts.


Chesterfield Armchairs and Sofas


BertO's tailored Chesterfield sofas consist of two-seaters and three-seater sofas, corner sofas, chaise longue sofas, armchairs or sofa-bed models. BertO Fine Upholstery Tailoring also produces beds and headboards.
The chester products adapt to any kind of furnishing, from a classic one to a more modern one in which sofas and armchairs stand out like works of art in the essential lines of modern furnishings.


Capitonné work has been recently revisited in a modern way with Vanessa and Emilia Capitonné armchairs, covered with leather, and Vanessa4newcraft armchair, co-created by 150 people at the New Craft exhibition of the Triennale Design Museum in Milano.


Chesterfield Sofas Models


The armchair Vanessa with Capitonné backrest: padding in polyurethane foam with different densities, structure in poplar and beech wood with horizontal and vertical elastic straps and backrest made of Masonite, support on the ground through BertO's steel legs, with chromium-plated golden or black finishing and not removable cover.

BertO's Vanessa Capitonné Armchair
The Chester 3 Seater Sofa: solid wood structure, spring system obtained with handmade steel springs, goose down cushions with a polyurethane insert, not removable leather cover (only the seat cushion is removable) and wooden legs.
Authentic, handmade Capitonné work.

BertO's 3 seater sofa
Boston Sofa
, a contemporary chesterfield. It has the same structure and work techniques, with a solid wood frame and traditional spring system. Its size makes it an absolutely contemporary Sofa: deep seat and capitonnè finishing with a special soft-feel effect.

BertO's Boston Sofa
The seat cushion is unique, filled with expanded polyurethane and memory, wooden legs with collection finishing, the cover is available in leather or fabric.


Vintage Chesterfield Sofas and Armchairs


Chesterfield BertO's sofas collection widens with the Richmond sofa, a revisitation of the classic capitonné, a timeless model characterized by finely crafted details, antiqued brass tacks that go around the armrests and quilted sides.

The seat cushion is made out of soft goose down and the handmade antique effect is obtained by tapping the leather and removing color. Work done the hard way, by application and craftsmanship.

BertO's Richmond Sofa
You can request a two-seaters or a three-seater sofa, the armchair model or the fabric ottoman with a seat height of 43 cm. You can fully customize any desired model by changing sizes and details.
The structure is made of solid poplar or beech wood with a spring system made of bionic steel springs and elastic straps, 20-year warranty; the cover can be in leather, faux leather, not removable with the exception of the cushions.
The Chesterfield Kingdom Armchair is very unique, English-styled, with engraved legs and capitonné finishings inside the backrest. A Vintage furnishing of great personality perfect for both classic and modern surroundings.

BertO's Chesterfield Kingdom Armchair
The armchair is 105 cm wide, 110 cm deep and it has an height of 132 cm, you can also request the ottoman 60 x 60 x 44 cm. Each product is strictly hand-made.

The structure is the same: solid poplar or beech wood with bionic steel springs and elastic straps, the seat cushion is filled with goose feathers.


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Where to buy chester sofas


BertOIf you are looking for a modern chester sofa, you can turn to BertO
The company produces several models of Chesters, capitonné sofas, following the traditional method: with a rare and beautiful poplar and beech frame, 20-year warranty, handmade seat with steel springs, capitonné style backrest and traditionally pleated armrests.

BertO is staffed by highly qualified personnel that continuously strive to select excellent raw materials, in order to offer the best service to satisfy your requirements, and to customize to the centimeter every detail and finishing.

Production starts after a customer consultation, each service of fine upholstery-tailoring is available all over the globe thanks to the internet, Made in Italy is promoted throughout the world.

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