Lexington vs Lancaster

Steve Sechrest, COCOCOHome – Co-founder, Charlotte NC

The COCOCO Lexington is the functional equivalent of Restoration Hardware’s Lancaster sofa. They share the same classic rolled arm style, the same essential proportions, and they both come in a deep version.

So what are the differences between the Lexington leather sofa and the Restoration Hardware Lancaster leather sofa?

Who makes Restoration Hardware’s Furniture? and where?
First and foremost, the Lexington furniture is made in America and Restoration Hardware’s sofas  are made in China (I know, I know, the lady at your RH store told you that they make furniture in the United States, but she was lying).

The Lexington is made in our own plant right here in Newton, North Carolina. The Lexington’s frame is made from American Oak. I am pretty sure their’s is made from Russian Birch plywood. I know it is not oak.

 

Spring Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
RH says they use 8-way hand tied springs. The Lexington features a pocketed coil spring system from Leggett & Platt that exceeds the performance of real eight-way hand tied springs using almost ten times the number of true coil springs for a better, more comfortable sit and greater durability.

 

Cushion Quality and Durability of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
RH uses an 18 lb cushion core with standard foam which is soft, to be sure, but is not going to hold up as well as our 21 lb Ultracel high density foam core that is covered in a super soft oscillated foam topper then wrapped in down. Why don’t they use a better cushion? Because it costs more.

 

Spring Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
RH says they use 8-way hand tied springs. The Lexington features a pocketed coil spring system from Leggett & Platt that exceeds the performance of real eight-way hand tied springs using almost ten times the number of true coil springs for a better, more comfortable sit and greater durability.

 

Cushion Quality and Durability of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
RH uses an 18 lb cushion core with standard foam which is soft, to be sure, but is not going to hold up as well as our 21 lb Ultracel high density foam core that is covered in a super soft oscillated foam topper then wrapped in down. Why don’t they use a better cushion? Because it costs more.

Leather Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
One area where our Lexington is similar to Restoration Hardware and their Lancaster Leather Sofa is that we both buy great leathers from Moore & Giles such as Brompton leathers and now Berkshire leather. In fact we started making furniture in Berkshire more than two years before RH started using it. So if you want a couch that is a Restoration Hardware Lancaster sofa look-a-like then you can choose Brompton Cocoa. But if you want to make it your own, you can choose from far more leather options in far more colors than RH allows. Hundreds more, and at a lower cost.

Custom Personalized Furniture offerings of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
The Lexington can be personalized by adding nail trim, hair-on hide accents or changing the number of cushions. The Restoration Hardware Lancaster cannot be personalized at all.

Leather Quality of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
One area where our Lexington is similar to Restoration Hardware and their Lancaster Leather Sofa is that we both buy great leathers from Moore & Giles such as Brompton leathers and now Berkshire leather. In fact we started making furniture in Berkshire more than two years before RH started using it. So if you want a couch that is a Restoration Hardware Lancaster sofa look-a-like then you can choose Brompton Cocoa. But if you want to make it your own, you can choose from far more leather options in far more colors than RH allows. Hundreds more, and at a lower cost.

Custom Personalized Furniture offerings of RH Furniture vs. COCOCOHome Furniture
The Lexington can be personalized by adding nail trim, hair-on hide accents or changing the number of cushions. The Restoration Hardware Lancaster cannot be personalized at all.

Conclusion/Recommendation
So if you like Restoration Hardware’s leather Lancaster Sofa and don’t mind buying a Chinese-made sofa in which every important component is made with cheaper materials, and can’t be personalized at all, then by all means buy it from RH.

If, on the other hand, you want an American Made Lancaster styled Sofa , made with top quality materials and personalized for you, then buy our Lexington.

Check out our Lexington style and Call us at 704 892 6680

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