Burgess celebrates 60!

Furniture maker Burgess has launched their first bedroom range, naming their new chairs after long-term employees in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

“2019 is set to be an exciting and milestone year for Burgess Furniture as we focus on new areas of hospitality, using our considerable skill and innovation to enhance guest comfort and experience. We are especially proud of the Burgess team, some of whom have been with the company for over 40 years. It’s only fitting that our new chairs are dedicated to their long service and commitment.” – Jeremy Burgess, Managing Director of Burgess Furniture.

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In a major new direction for the company, the latest collection includes four brand new chairs purposely designed for hotel rooms together with side and coffee tables. The four bedroom chairs – named Walsh, Yorath, Viram and Ryall – honour members of its team and mark 60 years of British design and manufacturing.

The new bedroom range chairs

Walsh: Named after Kevin Walsh, Burgess Furniture Machine Shop Manager.

Design Insider Burgess Walsh

“I began my Burgess career as an apprentice back in 1983. It’s such an honour to have a chair named after me, and both my sons, who still work here.” – Kevin Walsh, Burgess Furniture Machine Shop Manager.

The Walsh chair is the epitome of sophisticated feature seating. Available fully upholstered or with a show-wood shell, Walsh offers high or low back options together with a matching Ottoman. Choose from four different base configurations including swivel chrome and wood stained options to match any bedroom interior.

Yorath: Named after the late Adrian Yorath, Burgess Furniture Financial Director from 1976 to 2000.

Design Insider Burgess Yorath

Designed to be the feature chair of any room, Yorath has a singular base and low rounded shape. With an emphasis on simplicity, the polished 4-star aluminium base is a distinguished finishing touch that complements its easy-access, armless design.

Viram: Named after Viram Khunti, Burgess Furniture Paintline Operator.

Design Insider Burgess Viram

“My first memory of working at Burgess is unloading chairs from a lorry on what was a very cold day. It’s a wonderful workplace, I’m so delighted to have my own chair.” – Viram Khunti, Burgess Furniture Paintline Operator.

With five different base options including a castor or swivel base, Viram’s unique rounded show-wood shell is shaped for comfort and style. He is a Paintline Operator for the company, and started his career in the stores department in 1979. 

Ryall: Named after Terry Ryall, Burgess Furniture Works Manager from 1952 to 2002

Design Insider Burgess Ryall

A flexible choice for contemporary bedroom styling, Ryall boasts a wider seat for enhanced comfort. Available with three different base options including a chrome swivel base, Ryall’s open, armless design makes it easily accessible for all guests.

“Burgess Furniture will continue to evolve with the changing trends, with our core focus always on strength, quality, peace of mind and customisation for our clients all over the world. We are looking forward to the next 60 years of hospitality furniture innovation.” – Jeremy Burgess, Managing Director of Burgess Furniture.

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