During 12 successful years in the re-upholstery business in Spain as Sofa Medico, Jayne and David Harris noticed a trend; their expat customers were choosing to re-upholster their furniture rather than replace it, due to an inability to find new furniture to suit their tastes amongst the predominantly ultra-modern styles found locally.
Their extensive experience in the trade, coupled with having managed a large furniture retail store for 15 years in the United Kingdom, allowed them to fill this gap in the market with the launch of a second division to their business in 2016, Pedreguer-based furniture store Harris Furnishings.
Their objective is to supply models which better suit their expat clientele. Having wide-ranging re-upholstery knowledge means that the team know their products inside out —from the raw materials to the end result— ensuring that the customer has complete peace of mind in the knowledge that the advice they are receiving is sound and the products they are buying have been sourced with a professional eye.
The store offers an unmatched selection of both traditional and contemporary options to satisfy all tastes and desires, with an emphasis on sourcing high-quality furniture at a sensible price point. They recognise style is very personal, as how you style your living space makes a statement and is a reflection of who you are and how you live.
Harris Furnishings are exclusive retailers of Parker Knoll in Spain, the well-known luxury British brand which has been making timeless furniture for 150 years and whose collection has evolved through periods of key trends and eras of distinct style. They give a 25-year frame guarantee and offer an extensive collection of fabrics, ensuring your new sofa or chair will delight you for many years to come.
In addition, Harris Furnishings stock various other collections by British manufactures like JH Classics, Regency Recliners, Sofa House, The Libra Company and Furmanac.
They also offer a wide range of furniture by Losbu, a stylish Spanish brand which trades worldwide, but due to its heavy presence in the United Kingdom, leans towards designing their products for the British market – making them the perfect supplier for Harris Furnishings. Losbu specialise in top-grade Italian leather, as well as offering an incredibly vast range of beautiful fabrics. They excel in attention to detail, for instance, allowing the customer to choose the colour of the stitching and type of feet they have on their chosen sofa or chair. For recognition of their standing within the trade, in 2014 Losbu were awarded a Mercurio Business Award by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation.
In addition to their extensive retail range, Jayne and David still offer a full re-upholstery and repair service as Sofa Medico. This makes them very unique as furniture retailers, in that long after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired —should there be any issues with your furniture— they are able to offer an unrivalled continuity of care. Another bonus is that if their customers wish to re-upholster any existing pieces of furniture they have, they can be done to match any new pieces purchased at Harris Furnishings. In addition, they can make antimacassars, arm protectors, etc. to go with your new furniture.
Harris Furnishings believe the secret to their success is in the emphasis they put on their “old-fashioned” approach to customer service and aftersales; seen in their passion to go the extra mile to ensure their customers are happy. Their prioritisation of customer satisfaction over the last 12 years has allowed them to gain and maintain their glowing reputation. For more information you can visit their webpage (www.harrisfurnishings.com) or visit their showroom in Pedreguer.