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Can you still buy MultiYork furniture?

31st March 2021

In a nutshell, yes you can. You just can’t buy it new, which is the sticking point for a lot of people! After more than 40 years of manufacturing, MultiYork sadly closed down in 2017, but its legacy for producing quality furniture lives on, and it’s a firm favourite for homeowners up and down the UK. It’s one of several key brands we produce loose sofa covers for here at Cover My Furniture, so if you’re looking for the best ways to give a new lease of life to your MultiYork furniture, you’re in exactly the right place.

What happened to MultiYork?

The company went into administration in November of 2017. By that time, it had cemented its reputation for creating quality sofas and furniture which were the perfect fit for living rooms, dining rooms and similarly comfortable environments all over the UK. In many ways it was a classic British success story, having first been founded in 1978 in Mellis, a small village in Suffolk. The company soon had an ever-growing base of customers across the UK, and in 1992 MultiYork moved to larger premises in the centre of Norfolk.

By 2000, MultiYork was producing as many as 1000 pieces of furniture a week, and was renowned nationwide for the quality of its craftsmanship. It even ran its own in-house sewing apprenticeship scheme to pass on these skills to newer generations of employees, helping to maintain its famously high standard of craftsmanship.

And while the company might no longer be trading, that reputation lives on – and with good reason, too. On average, people tend to keep their MultiYork sofas for 15 to 20 years. They’re comfortable, cosy and stylish, and although you may only be able to get second-hand ones these days, they’re still treasured by their owners.

How can Cover My Furniture help?

If you own a MultiYork sofa yourself – whether it’s a new purchase or an old favourite – you can trust us at Cover My Furniture to help you get it as good as new. After all, it’s no secret that your sofas can go through their fair share of bumps, knocks and messes. That’s where we can help, with a fantastic range of removable MultiYork loose sofa covers that make it easy to keep your sofa clean. Whenever a mess occurs, all you need to do is remove your sofa cover, give it a quick wash, and then fit it again to make your sofa as good as new!

What’s more, we have a huge range of styles available to choose from here at Cover My Furniture. Over 120 of them, in fact! In short, no matter your preferred style, you’ll always be able to find plenty of options to suit you. We have a long history ourselves of recovering MultiYork sofas, and some of our team have even worked there. That gives us a wealth and depth of expertise regarding the different frames of MultiYork sofas, and how to recover them.

If you’ve got any questions or need any advice regarding how to refresh the appearance of your MultiYork sofa, we’re only too happy to help. You can get in touch using the contact form on our website, or through our Facebook or Instagram. We’re always happy to hear from you!

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