In the first comprehensive furniture collection drawn from the rich archive of the world’s leading museum of art,design and performance,the V&A have collaborated with British-based sofa maker SofaWorkshop to create three new furniture ranges and six exclusive fabric designs.
The fabric collection includes ; Bursa, Cathay Bloom, Morton’s Marble, Kaleidoscope ,LoveBirds and Coromandeland demonstrates the breadth of opulent designs preserved within the V&A archive.
The Shaftesbury chair, Thurloe sofa, chair and stool and the Walpole sofa and foot stool take further inspiration from the archive using SofaWorkshop’s skilled crafts mentore work orginal shapes for a modern customer.
“At the heart oft his exclusive,archive-inspired collection is a passion and commitment to British design and craftsmanship. There is a huge amount of expertise behind the collaboration from initial archive research through to finished design, it’s been a pleasure to work so closely with the V&A team to bring this collection to life. Each fabric design has been lovingly recreated from the original subject and the furniture shapes engineered from the ground up in our British workshop. It’s an opportunity to create your own modern masterpiece at home and buy in to a beautiful piece of British design - each style is hand made to order in LongEaton and promises to elevate any room.”- Megan Holloway, Marketing Manager, SofaWorkshop. “The orginal purpose of the V&A was to promote excellence in design and manufacturing, so we are delighted to be collaborating with SofaWorkshop who have a real focus on craftsmanship and supporting British industry.
A great deal of consideration and skill has been applied to everypiece, from the selection of the archive inspiration for the shapes and the fabrics,to the incredible expertise of the upholsterers in the workshop. Theresults are really very special.” -Lauren Sizeland, Head of Licensing, V&A.
SofaWorkshop design and craft the highest quality furniture, each piece handmade to order in their British Workshops. They've been on a mission to make the world a more comfortable place for over thirty years and they know what makes a great sofa. More importantly they know that all their customers are different and comfort and style are subjective. With over 70 designs and an unrivalled fabric range, SofaWorkshop are confident every customer will discover the ideal sofa they always wanted for their home.
The V&A is home to 5,000 years of human ingenuity in art, design and performance. Founded in1852 to raise the standard of British design and make works of art available to all, today their purpose is to champion creative industry, inspire the next generation and spark everyone’s imagination. They hold over two million works and house 17 national collections, showcasing objects of intricate craft and remarkable innovation. With their pioneering research culture,deep curatorial expertise, and ground - breaking exhibitions, they illuminate the story of the making and the made.