As part of its 30th year celebrations in 2014, master upholsterer Crowther & Sons has launched the Little Crowthers Collection of handcrafted upholstered children’s armchairs made from the finest materials.

Each chair is made in the company’s Lincoln workshop and is  hand built with a solid beech wood frame, high quality fillings and  hand stitched back to create an item that can be passed down through generations.

Founder Edward Crowther works alongside his sons in the small family owned business and was inspired by his growing collection of grandchildren to celebrate the milestone of 30 years in business with the first design, known as Zac’s chair, to coincide with grandson Zac’s first birthday in 2014.

“Little chairs were often 'apprentice' chairs; and as master upholsterers we have always admired these unique pieces, identical to adult sized chairs in the way they are constructed but they required greater accuracy because they were small. We believe our Little Crowthers Collection is the perfect way to demonstrate and celebrate our reputation for quality, skill and attention to detail developed over the past 30 years,” comments MD Edward Crowther.

The Little Crowthers chairs are an ideal piece of children’s furniture for the family living room, child’s bedroom, nursery or playroom and four more designs are planned to add to the collection this year.

 Little Crowthers chairs are available in any of the fabric collections from the extensive Crowther Fabric Library. Bespoke designs can also be created to a client’s specification to produce a scaled down version of a treasured chair or an entirely unique design to commemorate a special event.

Prices start from £495 plus 2 metres of material. Crowther & Sons is donating 10% of all Little Crowther profits in 2014 to the NSPCC.