Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
15-01-2021, 12:37   #1
dpham178
Registered User
 
dpham178's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 19
Leather sofa - where to buy advice

Hi!

We are moving to our new house soon and looking at furnishing it, starting with a good sofa and a good bed.

I'm particularly interested in getting a good leather sofa. Natuzzi seems to be a well promoted brand with great designs but I have checked reviews and it looks like the quality doesn't live up to expectations.

Have you any experience with Natuzzi? Do you recommend any other brands/companies?

Many thanks!

Last edited by dpham178; 15-01-2021 at 12:49.
dpham178 is offline  
Advertisement
15-01-2021, 20:39   #2
Wyldwood
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,117
My tuppence worth.. I spent a lot of money on a Natuzzi leather suite a number of years ago and within a very short space of time the reclining mechanism went on one side of a sofa. They did repair it but had to take it away and it took a while to do. The leather on the couches (dark red) started to show wear after about two years. All adults in the house at that stage so no reason for the wear. Natuzzi didn't want to know. By the time it was 5 years old it was ready to be dumped.

I would never buy Natuzzi again and just as an aside, I wouldn't buy leather either. It can be very cold to sit on and not as comfy as a nice upholstered suite. If you're worried about stains then pay a few euro extra to get Scotchgard and you'll have no issues.

Best of luck with the new house, exciting times.
Wyldwood is offline  
Thanks from:
17-01-2021, 13:38   #3
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 332
Actually Natuzzi are a top brand, however most if not all the "versions" sold in Ireland are their budget versions. Still they should not wear as bad as the poster has said. I think their good stuff starts fro. Circa 8k and beyond
deathbomber is offline  
Thanks from:
18-01-2021, 19:34   #4
dpham178
Registered User
 
dpham178's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wyldwood View Post
My tuppence worth.. I spent a lot of money on a Natuzzi leather suite a number of years ago and within a very short space of time the reclining mechanism went on one side of a sofa. They did repair it but had to take it away and it took a while to do. The leather on the couches (dark red) started to show wear after about two years. All adults in the house at that stage so no reason for the wear. Natuzzi didn't want to know. By the time it was 5 years old it was ready to be dumped.

I would never buy Natuzzi again and just as an aside, I wouldn't buy leather either. It can be very cold to sit on and not as comfy as a nice upholstered suite. If you're worried about stains then pay a few euro extra to get Scotchgard and you'll have no issues.

Best of luck with the new house, exciting times.
Thanks for sharing your experience. They are really handsome pieces of furniture but as you said 3 year of shelf life doesn't sound great. Price paid is one thing but the annoyance from having a poor quality looking furniture in your living room after 2 years is what matters.
dpham178 is offline  
18-01-2021, 19:38   #5
dpham178
Registered User
 
dpham178's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by deathbomber View Post
Actually Natuzzi are a top brand, however most if not all the "versions" sold in Ireland are their budget versions. Still they should not wear as bad as the poster has said. I think their good stuff starts fro. Circa 8k and beyond
The good Natuzzi stuff you said can only get from stores in Italy and get shipped to Ireland I think. I read that info somewhere too... Unfortunately I can extend my budget to 5k at most.

Do you recommend any Irish sofa stockers?
dpham178 is offline  
Advertisement
18-01-2021, 19:39   #6
jippo nolan
Registered User
 
jippo nolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by dpham178 View Post
Thanks for sharing your experience. They are really handsome pieces of furniture but as you said 3 year of shelf life doesn't sound great. Price paid is one thing but the annoyance from having a poor quality looking furniture in your living room after 2 years is what matters.
Nattuzi leather ==== genuine Italian/Chinese!
jippo nolan is offline  
18-01-2021, 19:39   #7
fits
Registered User
 
fits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 10,397
We got a second hand finline suite for free on adverts and I could not fault it. And it gets dogs abuse here with twin boys in the house that live to jump on it. It’s Probably close to 15 years old. It still looks good too. I’d definitely recommend them based on our experience. Ours is cloth but I think we will invest in leather with them in next couple of years.

https://www.finlinefurniture.ie/

Last edited by fits; 18-01-2021 at 19:43.
fits is offline  
Thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet