DFS, one of the UK’s leading retailers and manufacturers of upholstered furniture, has announced a new partnership with Curtis Furniture, a specialist manufacturer and installer of quality contract furniture. The new venture, DFS Contract – which is now fully operational – provides a complete furniture solution for independent and large hotel groups.

Ian Filby, CEO at DFS, comments: “This mutually-beneficial partnership provided a clear opportunity to combine the skills and experience of two industry leaders in cabinetry and seating, who also share the same approach, values and commitment to quality.

“As a result we can offer hoteliers the widest range of contract furniture in the UK for an end-to-end service of design, manufacture and installation.”

DFS’ design team worked in collaboration with Curtis to develop an exclusive range of contract-grade sofas, sofa-beds and chairs, as well as footstools, ottomans and headboards.

All the upholstered furniture is built to high contract standards and comes with industry-leading five-year guarantees. The majority of seating is modular to maximise space and any fabric can be applied to any shape within the range.

Andrew Reynolds, MD at Curtis, adds: “As the largest manufacturer of upholstered furniture in Europe, DFS was able to guarantee that all the furniture supplied as part of the partnership was made here in the UK, and that was extremely important to us from a sustainability perspective.

“For clients, this also means they deal direct with the manufacturers which naturally leads to high levels of efficiency and great value. For us as suppliers, it means we can assure quality, faster lead times and a more responsive project team.”