Although chesterfield sofas enjoy a reputation for class and sophistication, they are relatively hard to find in the media.
Perhaps the most famous chesterfield sofa is the one supposedly used by Sigmund Freud. Many experts believe that Freud used a chesterfield sofa to sit his patients down during hypnotherapy sessions. During the nineteenth century the chesterfield sofa became synonymous with psychiatry and hypnosis, and became a regular fixture in waiting rooms and treatment rooms of all kinds of doctors and therapists. There are also many different pieces of art, usually depicting nudes, sprawled across a chesterfield sofa, painted to fit in with the Freud reference.
In the book ‘A hitchhikers guide to the galaxy’, the main character Arthur Dent and his acquaintance Ford use a time travelling chesterfield sofa, that drops them off in various locations throughout the space – time continuum. This sofa appears in part of the books, and radio series, although not in all versions.
In one famous scene, Arthur and Ford become sofas and are matching white and brown leather chesterfield sofas that speak using their cushions as mouths. Each is adorned with two small cushions, in the colours that the character was wearing, which give the sofa the shape of a face.
Many people believe that the television series ‘Friends’ features a chesterfield sofa, however this is a myth and the sofa in central perk is a high backed sofa, whilst the ones in Monica’s apartment are also high backed.
Visiting stately homes or taking guided tours of palaces or castles will very often result in seeing a chesterfield sofa in beautiful surroundings.
There is a long specially built chesterfield sofa at Dunster Castle, a national trust property. Other properties will also feature specially constructed pieces, it is just a case of looking.
About Saxon Chesterfield Lyons
One of the largest manufacturers of leather furniture in the UK. With an extensive range of chesterfield sofas, leather sofas and leather armchairs in stock you will be sure to find something to suit your living room.
We have been building high-quality leather furniture here in the UK for over 20 years. One of our most popular choices is the Leather Chesterfield Sofa. This classic style is available in a variety of different colours and finishes.
Our leather furniture is not just popular in the UK, our leather Chesterfield Sofas have even been requested by hotels, offices and embassies from New York to Kuala Lumpur!