Best of British Brands: Celebrating the Coronation

In honour of King Charles III’s Coronation, we are celebrating the best of British brands at Glasswells and taking the time to commend truly remarkable leading names within the industry. Let’s take a look at how phenomenal they really are…

Parker Knoll

Established for over 150 years, Parker Knoll is well renowned for designing and crafting the best of British upholstery to the ultimate quality possible. Their in-house design team, which is based in their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nottinghamshire, takes pride in designing and crafting the finest furniture that could ever be produced, encompassing superb comfort, stunning detailing and luxury style.

Remaining at the heart of the brands ethos is innovation in design and support, ensuring your comfort and health are a priority, with recliner technology including high backed recliner chairs, as well as lift and rise chairs for when you require that extra helping hand. Every piece has had input from specialist comfort engineers, providing the greatest comfort experience, every time you sit.

The huge array of furniture by Parker Knoll is definitely inspiring; sofas, armchairs, footstools, recliner chairs and more in both classic and contemporary styles. The choices of fine fabric or premium leather are almost-endless and are available in a huge array of beautiful colours, with fabric furnishings made in patterned designs, benefitting from Parker Knolls’ expert hand pattern-matching.

A Parker Knoll sofa is a handcrafted masterpiece, demonstrating strong frames, luxury fibre-back cushions and soft arm rests. Many feature scroll arms, turned wood feet and other classic features that are a perfect match for traditional interiors. Alternatively, the curved, contemporary lines are perfect for a more modern home with stylish décor. There is also the choice of manual and electric recliners for indulgent relaxation and unbeatable comfort, offering the exceptional attention to detail you expect from Parker Knoll.

The countless variety at Glasswells incorporates plenty of best-selling Parker Knoll ranges, boasting elegance and style. Whatever your home décor style, you'll find the perfect match within the selection at Glasswells, both online and in our stores, encompassing the best of British design and manufacturing.

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Parker Knoll Hampton Collection

G Plan

G Plan’s aim is simple: to create stylish sofas and chairs which provide superlative comfort and quality; it’s what they’ve done for generations. Setting the tone for British furniture manufacturing, since 1953, G Plan has been a benchmark for classic British design and have continued to grow, becoming one of the UK’s biggest upholstery manufacturers to this day. Their consistent motivation for design innovation and evolution has enabled them to combine style and function, delivering second-to-none furniture to thousands of British homes.

The brand ensures durability with every sofa and armchair, sourcing high-quality fabrics and premium leathers that are sure to stand the test of time. Each upholstery piece is built to be lived on and enjoyed, providing the centrepiece for years of memories, with a build quality to match. With a heritage spanning generations, you can feel confident you’re making the right choice. The luxurious furniture is handcrafted to order by skilled craftsman in their Wiltshire factory and is designed to provide superb comfort and support, whilst enveloping you every time you sit down.

With a long-standing reputation for quality, G Plan offer a wide range of reassuring guarantees on every sofa and chair. Including a 25 Year Timber Frame Guarantee, a 2 Year Manufacturing Guarantee on all materials and workmanship, as well as a 5 Year Guarantee on all rise and recline motors and electronics, you can relax immediately!

Our huge range of G Plan sofas and chairs at Glasswells offer the best of the brand, with their most popular ranges available to try in our stores. Every home has unique requirements, so it’s important that your furniture meets every expectation. Our sumptuous range at Glasswells not only includes both traditional and contemporary styles in both leather and fabric options, but also offers a wide array of alternative styles, colours and feet options, allowing you to craft your perfect sofa to your desire!

Create a stylish look within your home, whilst your furniture meets all your needs. Remember, choosing a G Plan suite means you are choosing the best in style, quality and comfort.

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G Plan Kingsbury Collection

Harrison Spinks

Harrison Spinks is one of the world’s leading makers of carefully crafted and developed beds and mattresses. This luxury British brand has been within the industry for over 180 years and is the definition of ultimate British manufacturing. Because there’s no such thing as one mattress fits all, each and every Harrison Spinks bed is handmade to order and tailored to each individual customer, with a team of craftsmen and women who skilfully hand sew, hand side-stitch and hand tuft each bed.

Their beds don’t start life in a factory, but instead are born on their 300 acre farm in North Yorkshire. It is here that their sheep are reared on rich untreated pastures and they tend their fertile field of hemp and flax crops. These crops are essential for Harrison as they produce super absorbent fibres, which help absorb any moisture from your mattress while you sleep, helping with temperature regulation. Not only does using their own farm ensure stringent quality controls are adhered to from the very beginning, but it also ensures each bed is produced as sustainably as possible.

Since 2013 Harrison Spinks has been awarded a total of 7 Queen’s and King’s Awards, which is more than any other bed manufacturer. Their most recent award was in April 2023, winning two prestigious King’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and International Trade. Alongside these awards, they also also retain the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

With a range of Harrison products at Glasswells to cater for all needs and budgets, one thing you can be certain of is that you will enjoy the feeling you can only get from sleeping on the finest materials, with every contour of your body blissfully supported by thousands of pocket springs. With every mattress offering optimum comfort and every bed and headboard available in a range of sizes, colours and finishes, there is a Harrison Spinks for you at Glasswells.

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Harrison Gardenia Divan Bed


Hypnos is a British family-run bed and mattress manufacturer, practising and perfecting the production of luxurious pocket sprung mattresses and beds by hand since Edwardian days. With over a century’s worth of bed-making experience and insight into a great night’s sleep, their commitment focuses on durable designs, perfectly executed products and an energising night’s sleep. These beds are renowned for being the most comfortable beds in the world!

As a trusted supplier to some of the finest hotels, palaces and homes in the world, Hypnos combine traditional skills with constant innovation and use the finest natural, sustainable and low carbon materials. 

Hypnos beds are 100% recyclable and completely free of chemical-based foams. The finest, natural and sustainable materials are sourced such as wool from Red Tractor assured farms, providing a superior combination of temperature control and utmost comfort. These fine beds and mattresses have even won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2017 and 2020, which is a respected award only granted to those who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence within their field.

If that wasn’t telling enough, Hypnos is the only mattress and bed manufacturer to actively supply all the Royal Residences. A Royal Warrant from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reinforces Hypnos' reputation for the very best of British quality, reinforcing Hypnos’ reputation for the very best of British quality. This warrant has been held since 1929! This incredibly brand is also the only bed manufacturer to have won the National Bed Federation's "Bed Manufacturer of the Year" three times since 2011.

The varied selection of Hypnos products at Glasswells enables us to provide such a wide assortment of varied beds, mattresses and headboards to all customers. Our stunning options include a range of beautifully crafted divan sets, complete with hidden storage drawers in different configurations, mattresses in a selection of sizes and tensions, and stylish headboards to add the perfect finishing touches to your chosen luxurious bed.

Visit us in store and let our sleep experts help you find the perfect bed for you and your wellbeing, with sizes available from single, all the way through to super king; immerse into a world of supreme quality at brilliant value.

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Hypnos Orthocare Supreme Divan Bed

Laura Ashley

From humble beginnings to becoming a global lifestyle brand, Laura is now celebrating 70 years of design excellence. In 1953, Laura and Bernard Ashley began printing textiles on their kitchen table in Pimlico, London after being inspired by a Women's Institute exhibition at the V&A museum.

From there, an international success story was born, expanding quicker than anybody could’ve ever imagined into the realms of fashion, fabrics and interior design. Today, the brand remains strongly committed to Laura’s values and design ethos, continuing to bring fresh classically-inspired design to homes around the world. Their style is constantly evolving to remain distinctive and inspirational, stimulating the alluring beauty of the British countryside and a timeless mood of peace and serenity.

The Laura Ashley products available at Glasswells provide exquisite furnishings, encompassing everything you could possibly need to bring your home to life. The extensive variety of lighting options enables you to illuminate your space in your own way. From table lamps to floor lamps, dazzling ceiling pendants to stunning wall lights, outdoor lights and everything in between, our tremendous range is sure to have the perfect options for every home and space.

Our stylish variety of bedding sets and readymade curtains combine exquisite quality with tasteful design, in a wide array of alternative colours. Discover elegant bed linen, with gorgeous green, beautiful blue, crisp white and chic grey backgrounds displaying pretty botanical themes, bringing the outside in and offering a stylish ambience to your bedroom.

Meanwhile, explore our extensive range of readymade curtains, made to the highest quality and guaranteed to complete your home perfectly. With a huge array of different standard sizes, and an assortment of styles and designs, including subtle plain options or intricately detailed, patterned options, you can be sure to find your dream window dressings amongst our collection. 

As well as this, we are proud to stock a stunning range of Laura Ashley cane furniture, perfect for adding a luxurious touch of comfort to conservatories and sun rooms. Exclusively designed by Daro, in collaboration with Laura Ashley, this harmonious collection offers superb quality, with infamous fabrics and prints you are sure to love. 

Whatever your interior design within your home, you can be sure to find the perfect home furnishings by Laura Ashley to match and bring a quintessentially British aura to your home.

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Laura Ashley Belvedere Duckegg Readymade Curtains

Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston is a joyful British brand with playful prints that spark memories and products made for real life. Born in a small shop in Notting Hill in 1993, this well-known household name is now a global life and style brand in over 40 countries.

Cath Kidston’s iconic prints are entwined with British culture, taking classic items and reimagining them in their London studio. The prints themselves celebrate British icons, such as London red buses, English garden roses; even their optimism is distinctly British – more dancing in the rain than assuming it won't rain at all. Their use of heritage is formidable and inspires thousands of people around the world.

Cath Kidston’s team of in-house artists spend months dreaming, drawing and designing new stories which spark memories – of happy times, nature-filled afternoons, and the quirks of Britain. Brightening up the lives of customers with unique, colourful and witty prints inspired by stereotypical charming British design, you can find the perfect traditional finishing touches for any living space, with a wide range to shop at Glasswells for every room of your home.

With a huge assortment of bedding setsfabrics, cushions and throws, you can add a quintessentially British ambience to your home with a contemporary take on classic designs. With ditsy, elegant floral prints across their bedding sets to button spot cushions, an iconic Cath Kidston style which is effortlessly on trend, there is something for every home no matter your style, budget or requirements.

Take a look at what we have to offer and add a sumptuous splash of colour to your home through joyful furnishings, full of character.

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Cath Kidston Tea Rose Duvet Cover Set

Appreciate the best of Britain this bank holiday weekend, in celebration of His Majesty the King’s Coronation. Fill your home with exquisitely crafted home furnishings from some leading British brands and give the home you love a fresh new look for less at Glasswells.

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4th May 2023

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