The Chaise Longue Co
Bespoke design at your fingertips. Here at The Chaise Longue Company we can offer you the freedom to choose any piece of furniture with any fabric enabling the Interior Designer in you to really take control of the decor in your home. Browse our exclusive collection ranging from chaise longues and sofas, to chairs and ottomans.
The Chaise Longue Company has over 20 years collective experience in hand-crafting furniture, supplying individual pieces to customers' homes and creating bespoke ranges for the hotel and television industries.
Our products are not just special because of their design and your fabric choices; they are thoroughly British. With this pedigree comes the promise of excellent craftsmanship including the use of both modern and traditional upholstery techniques, sustainable materials such as FSC marked wood and exceptional customer service. We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers such a wide range of materials from some of the world's leading fabric houses, providing countless options for any interior.
The Chaise Longue Company use 21st century design and manufacturing techniques to give their clients an infinite choice when they create one-off piece of furniture, whilst ensuring they receive the highest level of customer service.
A bit of history.....
The unfamiliar-looking spellinɡ of chaise longue (‘long chair’ in French) has led many people to interpret it as the more English chaise lounge. This is regarded as an error in British English but is a common and accepted variant in US English.
The characteristic blend of chair and day bed originated in Ancient Egypt in the days of the Pharaohs, providing a model for later designs. Ancient Greek art depicts gods and goddesses lounging in this type of chair, and ancient Mexico and Africa have also had their own versions of the chaise.
The French chaise longue appeared in the 16th century with a design that featured four legs and a back rest for reclining on the back rather than the side. These early chaise longues were often made of curved wood, wooden caning or rattan. In England the chaise longue was found in wealthy households, used by women to rest during the day without having to go to their bedrooms.