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Descartes three seat in Claret 5 5 20 21
The E-type sofa. . . . I bought this along with a Sark armchair and footstool in the same fabric, for a small sitting/TV room. Space was limited, and nothing came close to the Descaretes' seating capacity in such compact dimensions. In addition, it has a unique old-world charm that suits the room. The icing on the cake was being able to cover it in 'cinema-seat' red velvet to add to the cosy viewing experience! It is higher than expected to sit on, and needs a few cushions to lounge completely, but quality and comfort are first class. Expensive? Yes, but so's an E-type Jag, and I'd have one of those too if I could afford it. 25 February 2014
Great sofa, love the colour and the style and super comfortable great company to deal with, hassle free and very quick delivery when ordereing. 25 November 2014
These armchairs make a real statement The Descartes armchairs are stunning, in a beautiful, luxurious fabric, and very comfy. They make a real impact in our office, and are of a great quality. 09 July 2014
Stunning Great efficient service. The result is a pair of stunning sofas that look generous and feel luxurious. 28 May 2014
Elegant Stylish Sofa I absolutely adore our new sofa! The material is beautiful and chic, the comfort level is high. The style is just what we have been looking for... The quality is much better than most other sofa's that we have seen/tested/tried. The delivery men were excellent, if only all delivery employees were like this...! The only niggle that I have and it is something that made us want to walk out of their showroom is the lady that "helped us" to purchase the sofa...If I was not 100% sure of this sofa at the time I would have! We were greeted at the door by a lovely chap who offered us tea/coffee ..great start we thought! After browsing both floors we found the sofa we had chosen and approached the closest sales person to us. I greeted them and said I would like to order the Descartes sofa, can you help? "Yes sure" was the answer "Can you wait over there (pointing#?" We looked around and saw a sofa she had pointed at. Both of us were quite surprised at this as there was not a soul in the building apart from us and the sales person was not on a phone call...she seemed to be smiling at the computer screen as if chatting online#?# for the duration of the #nearly# 15 minute wait. We thought it was a bit odd but thought we want the sofa bad enough that we will just put up with it...nearly 15 minutes later she came over to us #whilst pulling up her jeans#..."what did you want?" We were taken aback at her approach to customers to say the least! We repeated what was said 15 minutes ago. "Oh" she said. Then walked over to her desk without another word, #we assumed that we should follow#... We then sat down and started the process of ordering the sofa and paying for it. To cut this short: this situation did not get any better....the conversation was peppered with various swear words from her side and toilet visits...I felt like I was on an episode of Faulty Towers! We did have a laugh later at this especially when she started picking off her false green fingernails and flicking them! All in all though I wish I had chosen another sales person as this is what ruined the whole experience. I received excellent service on the phone #we had to call back to ask about our free cushions as the sales rep did not offer them even though the promotion was being highly promoted at the time.) The delivery men were excellent, helpful and polite and the website was also excellent. I suggest more thorough screening of your sales staff and quality control. Sales staff should be presentable, polite, very helpful and charming...after all they are the ones representing you. 22 May 2014
The sofa's are just as we expected them to be The service was brilliant from start to finish, the sofa's look amazing 01 May 2014
Excellent from start to finish. Cannot fault the service or the product, so happy with the actual sofa & everyone who visits comments on it. It's so deep & comfy. Would definately buy from again, thank-you. 16 April 2014
Can be dismantled to get through doorways. Love the design and material. However, the material did give off an unpleasant smell for a couple of weeks. 19 March 2014
This sofa is so comfortable Delighted with my purchase. Was a bit nervous (despite the refund guarantee) about ordering a sofa in a material combination I'd not seen. But this is perfect - I'm very fussy and it exceeds my expectations. It was even delivered ahead of schedule pre Christmas despite my only ordering the day before the ultimate deadline for receipt! Great. So much so that I've decided to order more sofas for another room - the experience was so easy. The only fly in the ointment is the restricted range of materials available which means a further visit to the showroom (which is out of the way and although one taxi fare is paid, you still have to return to civilisation and pay the second fare) to see in one place a selection of fabrics/sofas and select from there. 08 January 2014
Beautifully made stunningly comfortable. Sofa arrived carefully wrapped and protected. Once installed in our kitchen the sofa looks fabulous - it is well designed, comfortable and very well made. We need a new sofa for our sitting room and there is no doubt that we will order another model from 05 December 2013
This is the statement sofa we were looking for! The customer service in store was fab. And this was matched by the delivery guys who weren't at all perplexed by the fact that they had to take the sofa apart to get it through our hallway. 18 June 2013
Beautifully made and taken apart and put back together! Every stage of communication was so easy and effortless. is one of the most delightful and effective companies I have ever dealt with where everyone knows what's going on each step of the way. Great products, great staff (all of them), great systems of communication in place - and, if you can get there, a superb showroom too. Top marks all round. I've bought from you before. I am buying from you now. I have another order from you in the pipeline. 29 April 2013
beautiful and comfortable Well-made and good looking, I really was not expecting the sofa to be so soft and comfortable. The Descartes is a perfect blend of contemporary and cozy. 11 April 2013
Excellent product and service! We've recently received our new sofa and we're more than happy with it. It is all that we expected. The whole process from selecting the sofa, the welcome and help we received in the showroom, the ordering and the delivery was perfect. The delivery men even turned up at the right time and they were also very friendly and warm. Many thanks! 11 April 2013
Comfy & very stylish! Overall, a great experience. The sales team were helpful and courteous and kept us updated with information at regular intervals. The sofa is fantastic - we're thrilled to bits with it! Thank you 08 April 2013
Great sofa, great service Really pleased with the sofa - it certainly makes a statement!! The straight back means that some scatter cushions will definitely be needed to make it better for slouching on but that just means more fun things to buy;-)The delivery guys were quick and polite, as was everyone I spoke to at HQ 08 April 2013
A stylish sofa and armchair I am the proud owner of a Descartes armchair and sofa in Elephant. Descartes style gives a contempory twist on a traditional theme. It will complement both interior design themes. The quality of both is excellent.The service I received from was veryefficient from the time of placing my order to delivery by two happy and helpful guys. Thank you 27 February 2013
Love it! Surprisingly comfy, really is a three man and as swish as it looks 13 February 2013
modern twist on a classic style Lovely sofa, we had a bespoke material put on and it's definitely a statement piece in the room! 07 February 2013
Excellent value We also ordered your saturday sofa, which we would rate excellent throughout. Both very good value 01 February 2013
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just £2,000 from £1,470 from

Oh so sophisticated, with deep tufting and smart buttons

This three seat in claret could be delivered to your door in:
4-6 weeks.  

* Delivery is FREE within approximately 50 miles or 90 minutes of London, and within 40 miles of Bath

** We deliver as quickly as we can - some deliveries take a little longer for more remote (beautiful) parts of Britain.

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