Our Story

Comfort without Compromise

At Buoyant, we are extremely proud to build over a century’s worth of knowledge, experience and quality into every piece of furniture we make.

About Buoyant

Without compromise, we follow our guiding principles in all that we do

Making the best products

Best product

Offering outstanding service

Best customer service

Maintaining the keenest prices

Best value for money

About Buoyant

We are proud of our heritage and our part in British manufacturing history

Buoyant was established in Sandiacre, Nottingham by Ebeneezer Savage in 1909. We quickly built a reputation for quality and became the leading supplier of upholstered furniture for cinemas, theatres and luxury cruise liners.



Our design & development team is the foundation of the business. From the initial concept drawings through to the finished product, our team work passionately to create furniture that is aesthetically pleasing and on trend without ever compromising on quality and comfort.


More efficient. More proficient. Leading through innovation. Our own state-of-the-art, 332,000sqft production facility employs over 700 people in Nelson, Lancashire.

Each frame we make is dowelled, glued, screwed and stapled before being paired with our own unique interiors and the finest fabrics sourced from around the globe.



Investing in the latest computer aided design technology provides us with more efficiency, accuracy and consistency throughout the whole business, helping us craft the highest quality frames whilst minimising waste and maximising speed to market.

We pride ourselves in producing everything in house. From concept to consumer, our team work extremely hard on raising the bar within all aspects of upholstery manufacturing.

Our People

Our dedicated team produce furniture made with passion, skill and enthusiasm - setting us apart from the rest.

Generations of local families have worked for Buoyant over the years, with many continuing to do so, passing on their knowledge and pride in the work that they do, ensuring the future of our legacy.

Proud to design and produce in Britain


We are a proud member of the British Furniture Manufactures (BFM), a trade association which represents the best interests of the British furniture industry – offering advice, support and expertise.



FSC® is an international, none governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.

We follow the chain of custody (CoC) system ensuring that we are totally compliant with the FSC® criteria, taking pride in working with the certification body ensuring all criteria required by FSC® are met.



FIRA international gold certification is the recognised quality mark for products or installation services.

We are proud to boast that our Foamflex seat interior has been awarded the FIRA gold award. A mark of quality under-pinning all necessary testing of the product materials, design and production techniques.

We work with the best in the business
fabb furniture
Furniture Village
Harvey Norman
JD Williams
john lewis
NCF Living
Oak Furnitureland
  • FlexiTech
  • Extraflex
  • Fira
  • FSC
  • British Furniture Manufacturers
  • Acid
  • Slave Free Alliance