When you sit on a chair, rest on a table or move a piece of furniture, what do you need without even thinking about it?
You need it to be strong. You don’t want it to collapse, leaving you in a heap on the floor or taking your delicious plate of buffet food down to a carpet-fluff-covered end. Right? We know that, so we do a whole host of things to keep you sitting pretty…
We get the majority of our products tested independently through FIRA, aka the Furniture Industry Research Association, in order to make sure they comply with industry standards at the highest level. To make sure you stay sitting when you sit on our chairs, each one goes through rigorous testing. Our tables go through this process too, being put through simulated environments and then some, giving you peace of mind that you can sit, or lean, confidently.
A specific blend of alloys
Many of our chairs have been known to last over 40 years and we put that down, in part, to our unique blend of specific alloys. This makes our alluminium super strong without compromising on the weight. Our Turini, for example, can weigh as little as 4.6kg per chair, allowing our customers to easily stack them up to 10 high without strain.
They can take a tonne
Speaking of our Turini, believe it or not, the factory team once forklifted an entire tonne worth of weight onto this little chair. It didn’t even flinch. Small but mighty, that’s for sure! We use toughened glass in our BuffetCube tables, expert welding, rotary table connectors, just to name a few features. All these little details make for an overall Popeye of a product. (Without the need for spinach).
UK, on-site manufacture
Manufacturing here in the UK, in our very own factory, means that we can control every aspect of the production. This allows us to test each part, each process and each design to keep the utmost quality every single time. Our unique AirComfort and Allday™ Comfort seat cushions were developed here to distribute weight evenly over the seat pad, allowing for ergonomic comfort and added strength to the overall frame. Even down to the fabric suppliers we choose to work with, each and every new fabric goes through vigorous testing to make sure it meets the highest strength, durability and safety tests.
Secret in-house treatments
Well, we can’t give away all of our secrets now, can we? Here at Burgess, we’ve developed the perfect recipe for furniture making. We’ve been in the business for 60 years after all, so you can trust us to make you a product that will hold up to even the strongest of critics.
Fancy a test run? Contact us now to book a visit to one of our showrooms.