Worth Furnishing are pleased to announce these new additions to our dining ranges. Working closely with our factories on the continent, we have developed these new dining chairs, benches and bar stools to broaden our range and add a new depth of style and quality. We will have prices for these chairs soon and they will be available to order in the near future.
Castello Bench and Chair
Simpson Bench and Chair
Eriksson Chair and Eriksson Carver
Winged Bar Stool
Worth Furnishing are proud to announce the arrival of our brand new and exclusive Harris Tweed selection. Choose from a range of ten new Harris Tweeds to cover your furniture, for exactly the same price as you would for our beautiful vintage Italian leathers and Moon wools.
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January Furniture Show 2016
Worth Furnishing will once again be bringing new models to the January Furniture Show 2016. The flagship furniture show, hosted by the NEC from Sunday 24th to Wednesday 27th January, has long been a firm feature in our calendar, and this years event will be no less special on our stand.
We will be proud to launch not one, not two, but a staggering 12 new models to our range, all covered in our sumptuous Italian vintage leathers, classic wool blends from Abraham Moon's and our brand new exclusive range of Harris Tweeds, sourced directly from the Outer Hebrides.
We have enclosed a few sneak peaks at our new range below, and we'll look forward to seeing you at the show! Look out for us in Hall 4, Stand C80!
Worth Furnishing are pleased to announce the official opening of our new facility at Boundary Bank Business Park on the outskirts of Kendal. The project has been managed by Worth Furnishing Owner/Director Stefan Butterworth and has provided 3 times the warehouse capacity with a dedicated low-level loading bay, as well as offices and meeting facilities. In time, a showroom will be added to allow us to showcase our products to new and existing customers.
History of Leather
Historical evidence shows that tanning is one of the oldest professions on this earth, and it's origins can be traced back to stone-age man.
According to the Bible Simon the Tanner was plying his trade as long ago as 2000 years ago. But before this, the first leather was created almost by accident by Neanderthal man. As the early hunter gatherers prepared their prey, the first part of the preparation was to skin the animal.
They soon discarded the skin and not long after noticed that skins left in moist areas when combined with the foliage from leaves had exhibited certain characteristics. They lasted longer before they began to decay and retained their features longer than other skins. The plant extracts eventually became known as vegetable tanning and is still practiced today in a similar form.
Leather making advanced slowly over the ages, with more modern refinement of chemicals slowly improving the quality of the leather produced by the early tanners.
But it wasn’t until the 19th century that more dramatic changes were introduced. In the mid 1850’s, Frederick Knapp presented his ideas on tanning with chromium sulfate. Chromium sulfate with its higher hydrothermal stability soon became a favourite of leather makers across the globe and is today the most popular product used in the tanning process.
Today, the advances in organic chemistry utliised in the chemical industry has seen much more rapid advances in the technology used in the leather making process, leading to much more advanced leather products.