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Fabrics - Our fabric selection is made carefully with everyday use in mind.
We select for longevity & style with an emphasis on durability.
We use a combination of natural and synthetic materials with particular attention on the performance.
Sourcing from mills worldwide our fabrics & leathers are made in Italy, Turkey, Holland, China, Belgium & the UK. Our fabrics are commercial grade quality & tested to withstand the Martindale rub test. The Martindale method is a universally accepted textile test used to measure durability.
Framing - Our frames are built to last.
How long your sofa will last largely depends on the frame. A high-quality piece of furniture will be made with sturdiness & durability in mind.
When you buy your new furniture, we understand guarantees are an important part of making your decision. Our lifetime frame guarantee is our promise to stand by our product so you can purchase with piece of mind.
Our framing is made from solid NZ hardwood & solidly built. All of our custom pieces are made by hand using the best possible materials to uphold our exacting standards.
Our Makers - Building long-standing relationships with our makers is part of our DNA.
It’s essential to us that we work with like-minded companies who value their team, have extraordinary skills and can work with us to create pieces that are made to last. We use the same European family-run furniture makers as other luxury well-known brands who manufacture in South East Asia.
Everyone’s hard work is respected - the team that crafts your furniture has experience that reaches back through generations.
Our materials are sourced ethically ensuring our imprint is minimal, using non-toxic materials.
Hardware - Completing your sofa design from top to toe.
Our streamlined aesthetic looks smart with a modern raised leg. Elevating your furniture from the floor can create the illusion of extra space.
Select from our black powder-coated steel or brass effect legs in various shapes.
Feeling a little more traditional? Our wooden tapered collection is available in solid natural oak or walnut & suits almost all of our furniture models.
Our leg hardware is available to purchase separately. Order a second set to change the look of your piece through the seasons or over the years.
Cushioning - Using the highest-grade foam ensures a comfortable sit.
We understand the importance of seating support & comfort - that’s why we use highly resilient variable density foam on top of our sturdy frames to ensure maximum comfort.
Fibre-filled back cushions wrapped in non-woven linen reduces sagging. With a regular rotation of the cushions you can keep the casing in the right position & you’ll assist your filling to have a full life.
If you are looking for a softer sit add our free duck feather topper for an extra soft sumptuous sit (custom made only & available on selected models).
Our Leather - Like a fine wine our leathers get better with age.
Leather is a high performing material for upholstery. We use the full hide with a natural patina meaning no two hides are the same.
Buying beautiful leather from Contempa you can rest assured we source only the finest Italian hides which have little to no surface coating. This contributes greatly to the comfort & exclusivity of all our sofas.
Our natural leathers are soft & smooth, full of character, ensuring your only job is to sit back & enjoy watching your leather age gracefully.
Fabric Protection - Looking for that extra reassurance?
Add on our eco-friendly fabric protection service, Microseal. Offering a lifetime of protection against stains & general wear & tear.
In addition to wear & tear protection, Microseal provides substantial sun-fade resistance for fabric.
Designed as a premium fabric & leather treatment, Microseal will not break up, wear or clean off and will continue to protect the fibres from permanent stains and sun-fading for many years.