Barrymore – Custom Upholstery
Barrymore has been a Canadian tradition since 1919. Barrymore craftsmen produce outstanding custom-made sofas, chairs, sectionals and beds in their Toronto factory. Welcome to a place where furniture isn’t manufactured. It’s made by hand, made for generations. Barrymore is committed to quality you can see: you can watch cutters, sewers and upholsterers with years of training, experience and dedication at work through the large windows in our factory.
We start with a 100% Canadian kiln-dried hardwood frame – maple, oak, ash or birch. All key joints are double-dowelled as well as glued and screwed. Corner blocks are used to disperse weight equally along the base and side. Try lifting a Barrymore sofa and you’ll see the difference.
Eight-way hand-tied coils are the gold standard for high-quality upholstery, expensive and labour-intensive as they are. Barrymore has replaced the traditional burlap base and hemp twine with ultra-strong polypropylenes — an ideal marriage of tradition and technology.
A layer of cotton felt carefully wrapped over the hardwood frame, then sturdy polyurethane foam for shape, then another layer of cotton felt – all combine to give a luxurious feel.
The Seat Cushions. Barrymore Signature Seating uses convoluted foam with 2.2 lbs density. Each foam core is pre-stressed and covered with a luxurious envelope of high-loft polyester fibre. This seating construction – perfected over several decades – provides an ideal combination of support, durability, and softness.
The Back Cushions. The finest Dacron fiber available is used in a channeled cotton casing to ensure longevity and comfort.