The Daval History and Team
Nestled along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal in the picturesque village of Slaithwaite, Daval has been making furniture to order since it first opened in 1978. Still proudly owned by the family that started it, Daval is now a second-generation business managed by brothers Simon Bodsworth (Managing Director), Paul Bodsworth (Operations Director), and James Bodsworth (Creative Director). Born and raised in Huddersfield, the brothers support the local business and community wherever possible. This includes sourcing materials locally and employing 99% of the workforce from the local area.
As well as being the leading UK brand to the independent retailer, the Daval team is also highly focused on creating bespoke kitchens, bedrooms, home offices, and living spaces for people like you.
This is a business with a passion for quality, design, and functionality at its heart. By choosing Daval furniture, you are guaranteed something that combines the premium look and the quality craftsmanship that you have come to expect from a great British brand. There’s something we trust about a British-made product. It speaks of tradition and quality; a product that is designed to suit our British tastes and lifestyles with a rich history and story to tell – that’s Daval.
Daval’s Commitment to Sustainability
As well as solid craftsmanship, the foundations of each Daval kitchen or bedroom project are really important to us. We care about the quality of the materials we source and use within our designs, including how sustainable they are. We are always looking for ways to create beautiful furniture that suits every home, while ensuring we remain sustainable, protecting our planet for a better future.
Our environmental commitment is embedded throughout the company from the material we use to craft our furniture, through to the recycling of our waste and turning unused materials into fuel for heating our head office. For over 40 years we’ve been focused on what we can do to protect our natural resources and reduce our carbon footprint, with the nightingale within our logo symbolising our commitment to the environment. We only source raw materials from suppliers with responsible attitudes towards the environment, using timber that is exclusively sourced from properly managed forests.