Blanchetts Fine Furniture is a local business manufacturing fine upholstered furniture that has been operating for almost 20 years.
We supply furniture to both ends of our country and all places in between, even to faraway places overseas. Not bad for a relatively unknown local firm. We now want to be known to you.
Whilst we are still predominately manufacturers of new furniture, we offer restoration and re upholstery for those who like what they already have and are keen to rejuvenate the inside workings and fabric. We support saving furniture from the landfill by giving it a new lease of life. We suggest you consider this.
Blanchetts offer a full design service including window treatments and fitting. We are able to source fabrics from most of the fabric houses. Our factory at 58 Napier Road has a selection of fabrics and a small showroom where you are able to try out the comfort of our lovely furniture and experiment with fabrics. It is an opportunity for you to see what is actually under the fabric of a sofa or chair. In the case of a Blanchetts piece, you will find a solidly constructed frame that will last a very long time. We also custom make to your specific requirements.
This image is of our display at the Earle St Design Centre in Parnell but you don’t have to travel to Auckland to get a look at our beautiful, sustainably made New Zealand furniture.
Visit us at 58 Napier Road, or call on 06 357 1224. If you want a sneak preview of our range first, simply click on www.blanchetts.com We know that you will be impressed at what can be made locally.
3/16/2015 1 Comment
reintroducing the knole sofa
What about this in your Castle?
We have just completed this lovely Knole sofa which will soon be looking for a new home. The Knole sofa originates from the 17th Century when it initially served as a formal throne before becoming a comfortable draught proof seat. The sides are hinged and secured using elaborate cord tie backs. It is comfortable and quite a talking point in any setting.
The original Knole sofa is housed at Knole in Kent, a house owned by the Sackville-Wests family since 1605 and now in the care of the British National Trust, but I digress.
Blanchetts Fine Furniture is proud to continue the making of traditional furniture as well as re-furbishment of fine old pieces. We have been known to rework the original horse hair fill of a French bench sofa that was over two hundred years old. One is left wondering of the history of the furniture whilst sifting through two centuries of dust whilst repairing springs and re strengthening the glorious old timber.
Blanchetts are located at 58 Napier Road, Palmerston North. When you are ready to start the journey of purchasing lovely New Zealand made sofas and chairs, please start with a visit to our web site www.blanchetts.com / www.blanchetts.co.nz where you can peruse all that we make. You are more than welcome to visit the factory, or call Judy and the Team on 06 357 1224 or 021 932693.
Remember as well as making new, and re upholstery, we also make curtains, cushions, offer a full design service and can answer most questions regarding upgrading the comfort of your home. Try us ~ you won’t be disappointed.
Blanchetts Fine Furniture, 58 Napier Road.
Decades ago the thought that our senses could ever be overloaded would have been discounted as nonsense. However one has wonder where the hours in our days go as we rush from this place to that, and never out of communication with anyone. Think about a regular street scene where you are confronted by a confusion of sounds, blurred movement, expressionless people, exhaust fumes and vehicles. Feeling tired?
I think we can safely conclude that our senses are thrashed daily with little respite. But don’t surrender; there is your home which is your place of solitude where you rest those weary senses (and weary bodies).
What better thought at the end of a busy day knowing that you will be going home to the peace of your family and familiar surroundings? This is where Blanchetts Fine Furniture can offer assistance. Regular Guardian readers will know by now that Blanchetts manufacture wonderful handmade sofas and chairs which we make to your requirements, size an choice of fabric.
Why not consider repairing and reupholstering that furniture that has served you well and that you still enjoy the shape of, just not the diminished level of comfort. Blanchetts offer re upholstery services and are able to collect and deliver locally.
Blanchetts offer curtain making and fitting service and Interior Design advice. We have a fabric sampling area and access to further fabric ranges through the Wellington Design Library and Designmade.
To find out more, please visit our factory showroom at 58 Napier Road, or call (06) 357 1224 / (021) 932693. Visit or website at www.balnchetts.com.
What better way to cap off a wonderful summers day than to draw the curtains and sit back in your favourite soft chair, relax and let any sensory overload peel away.
3/4/2015 0 Comments
March 04th, 2015
Our beautiful Golden Summer is still upon us. However, it is now time to start planning for the onset of those cooler nights; a terrible thought I know!
Have you considered the efficiency of your window coverings? Could they better insulate your house? What about cosy pieces of upholstered furniture to compliment your décor, and wrap around as you read your favourite book against the backdrop of a glowing fire.
Blanchetts Fine Furniture of 58 Napier Road can assist you. We make curtains and Roman Blinds. Blanchetts will provide advise and obligation free quotes for window treatments, and for re upholstery should you decide to refurbish that favourite piece of furniture. Many pieces can be given a new lease of life at a reasonable cost. We can assist you with fabric selection and are able to collect and deliver.
If you have set your heart on new upholstered furniture, then we invite you to our 58 Napier Road factory where we have display pieces and you can see the professional approach that we take to making fine furniture. You will see craftspeople at work creating wonderful pieces. There could be a deep buttoned leather Chesterfield on the bench, maybe a Blanchett’s chair or sofa, or any manner of timeless styled furniture.
What all pieces have in common is a solid frame made from New Zealand Pine or sustainably milled New Zealand Beech. They are held firmly by angle blocks and are screwed, doweled and glued. Why do we go to these lengths: quite simply we are making our furniture to last!
Please visit us at 58 Napier Road, and/or check out our website www.blanchetts.com. Talk to Judy, Vicki, Bruce or John at 06 357 1224. Let us assist you to make those cooler nights as great as our ongoing Summer.
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March 04th, 2015
We watch Antiques Road Show and admire fine craftsmanship from a bygone era. We see the longevity, beauty and the quality of pieces now admired by a generation born many years after the original craftspeople. I can’t help wonder how often this will happen in subsequent generations.
As a result of the wasteful actions of our throwaway society will there be those beautiful antiques available for future generations to admire? New Zealand Firms like Blanchetts are certainly ensuring that there is a heritage to carry on that tells our story.
Blanchetts Fine Furniture of 58 Napier Road, Palmerston North are a contrast to the wave of imported furniture. Blanchetts offer an alternative, making hand crafted furniture, using traditional methods. We use New Zealand timbers milled from sustainably managed forests and make every attempt to reduce our waste. Our furniture frames are solidly made, with joints corned blocked, screwed, glued and dowelled. We know that these will survive for future generations to enjoy and we are so proud of this.
If you are presently contemplating buying new furniture, we would ask that you seriously consider New Zealand made. We invite you to come to our factory to inspect what lies beneath the covers of our furniture. You will see solid wooden frames forming the shape of our furniture and traditional coil springs being hand tied into our classic range. You will note top grade components and quality craftsmanship. The initial investment is high but long term value is immense.
Visualise your grandchildren proudly displaying your Blanchetts furniture in a futuristic version of Antiques Road Show. To begin this journey, please visit our website www.blanchetts.com or visit our 58 Napier Road factory. Judy, Vicki, Bruce and John can be contacted on (06) 357 1224.
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