As an interiors nut, I am always on the hunt for items, or companies that have that something special to offer, or who have a great background story. It really adds to the whole buying ‘experience’, and when a visitor is eyeing up an item in your home, it’s lovely to be able to tell them a little bit about where it’s come from, or the history of the piece.
Step forward, SofaSofa.
Family-run SofaSofa has been making sofas and chairs since 1981, when according to their website “hair was big and sofas were floral”. (Gotta love a furniture company with a sense of humour!). The business began life making leather Chesterfields in the Rhondda Valley, selling them in Cardiff, just across the road from the old Arms Park Rugby ground. They quickly expanded the range and added two more retail stores in South Wales.
SofaSofa remains a family business to this day and they believe passionately in the skills of our British workforce. Unlike the majority of furniture retailers in the UK, they continue to supply only UK made furniture, by making a conscious decision in the late nineties not to follow their competitors and start importing cheaper goods from the Far East, and latterly, Eastern Europe. They did this because they know that by manufacturing in the UK they can guarantee a level of quality and service beyond any cheap import.
So a homegrown brand to be proud of.
Jumping into the 21st century design-wise, SofaSofa now stocks an impressive range of accessories, along with their sofas (I have my eye on THIS Chesterfield). Their cushions come in over 50 different fabric designs, and 100’s of colours (wowsers!)
Ideal for subtly complimenting both plainer sofas, as well as more ‘lairy’ ones, here are my picks of their current scatter cushion range:
1. Barolo – £15
2. Jessica – £30
3. Tetbury – £40
4. Montrose – £35
5. Dorchester – £30
6. Tuscany – £15
7. Woburn – £25
Thank you to SofaSofa for partnering with The Spirited Puddle Jumper!