David Salmon Furniture Store in Eastbourne, East Sussex
David Salmon Furnishers are an independent home furniture store that began trading in Eastbourne, East Sussex, over 40 years ago. We survive in the modern era of big furniture stores and the internet as furniture is a thing which has to be seen, touched and tried. The 3 floors of our relaxed home furniture store offer a great selection of some of the best furniture available in the UK, including some top international brands, many of which are exclusive to us in the Sussex area.
We regularly check our prices against the internet and aim to be competitive at all times. You should find us to be no more expensive than even the largest stores. This gives you the benefit of shopping locally in Sussex without paying more. You’ll know who you are dealing with before and after delivery. Our reputation in the Eastbourne and Sussex area is well known and our service and expertise comes as standard.
Local family business
David Salmon Furnishers has been trading in Eastbourne for over 40 years. It was started by David Salmon and is now run by his son, Paul, who added the Cross in Hand store in 2013. The company has become well known in the area for quality, good service and expert advice, from people who know their trade.
Paul says ; “ I hope our new web site will inspire you to see that furniture can be exciting and different to the mass imported furniture seen in so many shops. Things of this quality and style need to be seen and touched and so I hope you will be encouraged to visit us to see what real furniture design looks like.”
At David Salmon Furnishers, modern ideas are combined with more traditional ideals such as putting quality first and having a well trained professional staff to offer expert advice before and after the sale.
Our aim is to offer authentic and original products at the forefront of furniture design and to source it as close as we can to home. This means principally products made in the UK but where it is no longer made here, we will look at European manufacturers to fill gaps in our offer. Quality and originality of design override everything we stock. It is never our intention to offer our customers mass produced copies made in far flung countries.
The reason for this is that we look for furniture that is made to a quality, rather than furniture made to a price, but always understanding that we have to offer good value. This comes from the design, construction and choice every range offers, along with the service we give.
We also feel very strongly that making furniture should not harm the environment which is another reason for buying UK or European, where the controls are very strict. Our suppliers only use wood from certified sources where every consideration is given to not only the sustainability of the trees but the ecology of the area as a whole. The carbon footprint is also low due to shorter transport distances of the wood and the finished product.
A definition of good provenance can have many similarities for furniture as for food: knowing the ingredients are well sourced and knowing where the product comes from and how it is made. In addition, original design is an important part of the provenance of quality furniture.
Finally, good provenance can mean ethical production: original design, good selection of natural materials, good work practices and low carbon footprint due to short transport distances.
With a few exceptions, as all our supply comes from Europe and we have visited all our suppliers, we can guarantee good provenance from our products.