Flexiform Business Furniture - Designed and manufactured in Britain
Flexiform Business Furniture are proud British manufacturers of office furniture for nearly 50 years. We design, manufacture, and deliver every one of our desks, tables, and storage units directly from our factory in West Yorkshire where we have been based from the very beginning. We have a highly experienced team of Designers & Engineers who continuously assess client, sales, and design feedback to bring new and innovative office furniture and interior designs to the workplace. Our product range just keeps getting better.
I’ve worked for Flexiform for over 20 years and It’s great to see Flexiform expanding the product ranges and evolving as a business. We have designed some impressive office furniture products over the years. The latest investments have already seen us become leaner and more efficient, yet retaining the high standards we are known for.
– Chris Raby, Engineering Manager.
Flexiform’s manufacturing history spans back to the early 1900’s, moving into designing office storage almost 50 years ago. After huge success with patented office storage designs, we increased our product range to become leading office storage specialists. Our venture into office desks and tables gained us awards for both innovation and design. Our in-house Design & Engineering team has decades of experience, Tim Wilson, the designer behind the award winning Chess Desk is still with us today. This extensive knowledge of materials, manufacturing capabilities, and furniture trends is invaluable to Flexiform and feeds into the new products we launch.
“The design process follows a natural path which we have formulated over years of designing: Sketch design, 3D modelling, panel drawing, programming, prototyping, prototype approval, costings finally, productionising.”
– Tim Wilson, Senior Designer.
As a steel manufacturer, all our office furniture has steel at the heart of the design – from steel structures for added strength under tables with wooden accents to reflect trends, to our office storage ranges and steel underframe office desking. The material is very versatile and 100% recyclable, helping it become a sustainable and strong material to keep using.
Our seating ranges are made in our dedicated seating department. Upholsterers, seamstresses and the assembly team carefully craft the chair together. All of our upholsters are local to the Leeds and Bradford area, and our materials are once again, sourced locally.
“Along with the recent investments in machinery and in-house upholstery skills we have opened up huge potential for adding fabric and new techniques into our latest office furniture designs – something we are looking forward to exploring.”
– Chris Raby, Design & Engineering Manager.
Though our clients are both national and international, being a British manufacturer is important to us, we are Northern Powerhouse Members and part of several UK government frameworks. We locally source as much of our supply chain as possible, including our steel, paint, and our MFC desktops.
Even the Flexiform website is designed and made down the road in Yorkshire! We use a combination of our own drivers and local transport companies to deliver our furniture throughout the UK. We consider ourselves a true end to end British manufacturer.
After implementing many years of improvement strategies to increase capacity, in 2019 we set off on a multi-million pound investment to modernise the machinery and software within the factory. Creating more jobs and more opportunities for the local area. This investment will see Flexiform continue to grow with the continuing support of our clients.
Flexiform are incredibly proud to offer products British designed and British manufactured.