Leather is a beautiful and luxurious material which has been used in furniture production for centuries.

Today, the process is somewhat more hi-tech and leather furniture is a mark of quality and luxury.

It’s also incredibly versatile – it can be sleek and sensuous, cool and colourful or rustic and industrial.

Natuzzi is one of the masters of creating stunning leather furniture and has amassed an impressive collection of beautiful sofa and chair designs.

The Avana is just one example of the elegant combination of classic Italian design and attention to detail that Natuzzi is renowned for. The distinctive metal arm surrounds and quilted seat make it extremely comfortable, and the headrests adjust to suit your needs. This leather sofa comes in three sizes and looks fabulous in basic brown.

Even the Natuzzi Swing magazine rack is fashioned from brown leather for effortlessly stylish storage.

Monochrome leather always looks stylish and modern – the juxtaposition of the striking colours and the softness of the leather makes for an exciting combination.

A black leather office chair is reminiscent of Mastermind and is associated with power and knowledge. The Serpentine Executive chair combines real leather, natural wood and contemporary chrome for a masculine look which belies its comfort and softness.

Alternatively, the Calligaris New York is a cool and comfortable chair upholstered in white genuine “Vera Pelle” Italian leather. The classic metal four leg frame and elegant design make this the perfect chair for adding a touch of sophistication to living/dining areas

Bright coloured leathers always make a real statement and we love the Flexi recliner and the Zodiac faux leather headboard, both in bright cherry reds.

The Venus collection gives you a little bit of colourful cubism for the living room, playroom or bedroom! Upholstered in a range of bi-cast leathers, in fab and funky colours such as purple and avocado, they’re a fun addition to any home.

Similarly, the Jupiter ottomans provide a quirky storage solution – including a handy hidden tray – and come in five bi-cast leathers.

If your tastes are more traditional, distressed leather will give your home a classic, rustic look which will blend in with your current furniture.

The Ambassador is a gorgeously squashy fully reclinable red leather sofa with adjustable headrests and a choice of manual or electric recliners.

And you can’t beat a distressed leather armchair in which to curl up and read a good book – the Odyssey perhaps.

Neat and petite, the Oxbridge occasional chair is upholstered in distressed leather and finished with antiqued studding – perfect for sitting beside the fire.

Fishpools is located on the High Street in Waltham Cross and boasts 200 room sets for bedroom, dining and living along with home accessories, gifts and cook and dine departments and a pictures and mirrors gallery, so you’re bound to find inspiration. Plus there’s a great in-store coffee shop and ample customer parking.

For more ideas visit Fishpools, or look online at www.fishpools.co.uk where you can now browse and buy from the comfort of your own home.