At Davison Highley we want to produce the best quality upholstered furniture, so that’s what we do; manufacture superb quality, British designed, contemporary products where clients can sit confident in the knowledge that they have been crafted under the most sustainable and ethical processes.


From our Clerkenwell showroom we like to make it easy for clients to work with our knowledgeable design team to find contemporary furniture solutions which seamlessly work with design schemes to delight users. Whether clients select from our extensive standard collection of sofas, chairs, work booths, banquette seating, tables and stools or require a tailored or bespoke option they can be reassured that their products have been created with the utmost care.


We’re proud to have of over 40 years of British designing and making furniture experience. And with that pride comes an inherent desire to create quality, sustainable products which our clients can rely upon. We firmly believe true sustainability is an integral part of our design process by utilising efficient manufacturing techniques, sourcing 90% of our materials within 60 miles of our High Wycombe workshop and implementing processes for the systematic recycling of all waste materials. These company wide processes have been recognised through our ISO 14001, FSC® and FISP accreditation –an impressive array of sustainability credentials, which we believe is amongst the strongest within the British furniture manufacturing industry.


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The history behind Davison Highley


Davison Highley is a 3rd generation family firm located in the picturesque Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, in Piddington, near to High Wycombe.




The Davison Highley team.




Marshal Davison began his upholstery business in 1929, situated in Grays Inn Road, London under the name Rolls upholstery.





Marshal Davison and an Early Rolls Upholstery design.




The business moved out from London to Hendon during the Second World War. Then, when Barry Davison took over as MD in 1979, we moved again to a larger furniture factory near High Wycombe, itself dating from the early 1900’s.


At this point we re-branded as Davison Highley.






Barry Davison and our Classic sofa in 1979




As the business developed we grew to occupy some 24,000 sq ft of our own workshop and studio space, taking over a large amount of the orginal factory building.






The Piddington Workshop has been a furniture factory since the early 1900's, the room in the image on the right is now our office.





Initially, we specialised in custom built upholstered furniture, working with our clients in both the architecture and design fields, and this is still an important element of our business.


In more recent years we have carefully designed and developed our own distinctive and innovative collection of the highest quality upholstered furniture which is being enjoyed in all the corners of the globe and has won many awards.







Our Buzz modular sofas and Company of the year award




Each element from design to delivery is under our personal control, and this ensures that we are able to maintain our unequalled customer satisfaction record.









The business is now under the control of the third generation of Davison family members.  Barry still plays an active part in the business, Toby Davison is our MD, and John Davison is our Chairman.





John Davison, Barry Davison & Toby Davison.




This team is responsible for our impressive new showroom in Clerkenwell, London, just a stone’s throw away from where it all started almost ninety years ago.







With so much heritage and experience behind us, Davison Highley is ready for the future.