Who Made the First Furniture?

Furniture can defined as movable items that are used to make a room suitable for living in. People have made furniture since the Neolithic period. Excavations in Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland uncovered a settlement dating to 3215 BC. Each abode had evidence of stone furniture such as cupboards, beds, and seating.

Our Furniture is somewhat more modern from some of the UK's leading and most well known manufacturers.

Who invented the couch?

Some say the Couch was invented in 1895 by a man by the name of Jay Wellingdon Couch. As a young boy Jay always wished he had more out of his chair. Yes, he found it comfy, and the pillows were placed correctly, but he couldn't lie down and sleep on it. And since Jay did not have a bed for he was poor he always had to sleep strapped to the wall. Henceforth, Jay invented the couch, which he first called the "Longer than a Chair, but not quite as big as a bed, but you can still sleep on it in a comfortable manner, yet you can sit up because it has a back" 3 weeks later, Jay passed away while flossing. His family and friends didn't love him anyway. They took all the credit for his invention and didn't feel he was important enough to have a funeral so they just stuffed him and used him as door mat. Later they decided to use his skin as a cover for the couch and sold millions of them. BUT! we are not sure if this is true

A more likely, but less interesting answer is that the name comes from the old French coucher meaning to lie down.  

Who invented the dining chair?

The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first to invent a four-legged seat with a back, better known to most as a chair. The earliest examples have been found in tombs dating as far back as 2680 B.C” It was not until the 16th century that chairs became common. Until then, people sat on chests, benches, and stools, which were the ordinary seats of everyday life. The number of chairs which have survived from an earlier date is exceedingly limited; most examples are of ecclesiastical or seigneurial origin.

 What is the oldest chair?

The Chair of St. Augustine, dating from at least the early thirteenth century is one of the oldest cathedrae is not in use. Another very ancient seat is the so-called "Chair of Dagobert" in the Louvre. 

What are beds all about?

The Neolithic period is thought to be the era when the mattress and bed were invented. Beds were raised off the ground to avoid drafts, dirt, and pests. The first mattress probably consisted of a pile of leaves, grass, or possibly straw, with animal skins over it. 3600 B.C.E.: Beds made of goatskins filled with water were used in Persia.                                             For information about beds today just click this link   https://www.futters.co.uk/bed-information

What are your best furniture brands?

We carry many of the uk's most well known furniture including furniture from G Plan Parker Knoll and Sherborne, beds from Old English and Hypnos and dining furniture from Nathan , Suttcliffe and Ashmore. See links below

For G Plan click here    https://www.futters.co.uk/about-g-plan-suites

For Parker Knoll click here   https://www.futters.co.uk/about-parker-knoll

For Shereborne click here   https://www.futters.co.uk/about-sherborne-furnitur...

For Hypnos click here  https://www.futters.co.uk/hypnos-beds

For Nathan click here  https://www.futters.co.uk/the-nathan-dining-ranges...

What can you tell me about beds?

For an answer to many questions about beds click here https://www.futters.co.uk/beds-faqs

and here https://www.futters.co.uk/bed-information or here https://www.futters.co.uk/bed-sizes

Do you sell electric beds?

Yes we do click here https://www.futters.co.uk/electric-beds

What can you tell me about lift and rise chairs?

For details on lift and rise chairs click here https://www.futters.co.uk/lift-and-rise-chairs-2

Do you sell carpets ?

Yes we sell and fit carpets, we have a comprehensive range of samples for you to choose from for more details click here https://www.futters.co.uk/carpets-for-every-room-i...