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What is the difference between a couch and a sofa

Saturday, 23 August 2014 19:58:44 Europe/London

One of the most frequent questions we get while showing visitors around the showroom is what exactly is the difference between a couch and a sofa. Some people think that couch is a lower class term and sofa is used by upper class people, but we havent found that to be true. Well, the answer is right now they mean the same thing. Originally though, couch was used to mean furniture that one lay on coming from the word coucher in French which means lying down. Over time that has developed into the same meaning as sofa and can now be interchanged at will.Read More
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About Newman & Bright

Friday, 28 February 2014 12:26:00 Europe/London


Newman & Bright is now one of the very few upholstery factories in the UK offering a bespoke service to both its domestic and commercial clients. We pride ourselves on offering a very personal service to our customers.

Newman & Bright sources European hides from its sister company, Neumann Leathers who have acquired an unmatched level of expertise in the leather industry.

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Each of our home produced models can be adjusted to meet your needs. Frame, seat, hide and colour can all be tailored to your requirements. Or we can help you design your own. Our In-house Production Facilities Every aspect of leather furniture production is undertaken in-house to make sofas to the highest specification from components of the best quality. Built to Perfection from Components of the Highest Quality.

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Hides are selected and finished by leather experts. Each is hand picked from English and European stock, considered the best in the world. Wooden frames are of solid Birch, Beech or Ash hardwood, and seats are either steel sprung or layered with high tension webbing. Each stage of the production process is quality controlled to strict guidelines. Once a model has reached our large showroom you can be assured it has been built with care, precision and attention to detail. To further reduce the price on some models we complement our own ranges with products from carefully selected suppliers overseas. And since we are not burdened with the operational overheads of the large retail chains, we can afford to pass on these substantial savings to you. There are no hidden costs.

Leather Sofa Price Match Guarantee

We will guarantee to match the price of any leather sofa on our site to the same or its equivalent model found anywhere in the UK, whether in a shop or online. Simply contact us by email with the product information.

We welcome all enquiries. Please call 0800 195 0710. Open every day, 9.00am to 9.00pm. For all delivery enquiries ring 0800 195 0711, Mon-Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm. See our customer testimonials about our 3 Piece Suites. You may wish to bookmark this page and return later. 

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