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Article: What's behind your sofa?

What's behind your sofa?

What's behind your sofa?


December 18th 2023

Anatomy is concerned with the structure of organisms and how they bind together to create a living, breathing miracle. For us at Superba we follow the same basic principles and take various branches of anatomy to produce. the best-looking, most attractive sofa. When we do this, we maintain the focus on comfort and abide by our mantra of only using ethically sourced materials. The first thing we look at is the sofa frame or skeleton. As with living things, this is unseen but is crucial to the finished product. Hewn from solid wood the construction is forensically monitored to create perfect balance from beams and rails. It is strong, solid, and durable. The emphasis is on using our carefully designed industrialised production process, so we are able to offer a lifetime guarantee without using extraneous wood and wasting money and vital environmental resources. The next step is the padding. Our seat cushions are made from different combinations of materials to suit style and comfort choices, with our mainstream system using pocket coils and foam.

This is used on most Superba sofas. We also use feathers, but only the softest kind selected by our expert Italian supplier, so that you do not encounter unwanted quills or small, low-grade feathers. Our fibre produces a softer look than many sofas and makes the back cushions deliciously inviting. And the padding is completed by foam. We wrap our frames in this and use it in back cushions to provide trademark slick definition. It’s not one foam for all, though, and we select the precise kind best suited for the density and posture of each model. The outer surface is the eye-catching part. Our Italian leather sofas are crafted using leather sourced exclusively from certified and officially audited Italian tanneries. It is then manually cut by craftspeople, and we never use seams on our back cushions and seats. We use genuine aniline, nubuck, or suede leathers. These are the ins-and-outs of how we make our economic, anatomic, and ergonomic sofas.

Materials sourcing

Our commitment to sourcing the right materials is highlighted by our Sustainability Manifesto. We know our industry depends on the planet’s natural resources, but our approach is to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. This ethos runs through every stage of our supply chain. We want to make furniture that enriches the lives of our customers and their homes but without costing the earth. Literally. Unnecessary waste is simply unacceptable to us, and our manifesto pledge is to reduce it wherever feasibly possible. By doing so we are committed to a circular economy. It is why we guarantee our frames for life. If, on the rarest of occasions, our furniture breaks or becomes damaged, we take it away, repair it and return it. Our overarching aim is to create furniture to last a lifetime. We are building for the future.

Sofa heritage

Where you come from matters. People and places help make you who you are. We are proud that Superba comes from Southern Italy and is built upon family trees, traditions, and authenticity, with every piece the end of a long line of generational care and expertise. Superba was born from a passion to bring Italian style and sophistication to the UK, and that led to a super-strong family bond between two cultures. That cross-fertilisation has helped us create a timeless elegance to suit all of our customers’ tastes. But like they say, it’s not only where you’re from, it’s also where you’re at. And we feel that our history and willingness to grow has put us at the cutting edge of Anglo-Italian culture.