Collab Alert: V&A X Sofa Workshop

The V&A is branching into homeware...

First it partnered with Samsung to launch a TV that’s disguised as an artwork. Now the V&A is partnering with The Sofa Workshop on a dreamy, pattern-clad sofa collection.

It’s the first ever furniture collection by the museum, whose archived floral prints can now be seen scattered across three new furniture ranges in one of the most eyecatching collaborations of the season.

Thurloe Sofa in Love Birds Saffron, £2,999, Thurloe Chair in Luna Blossom, £1,499 and Thurloe Footstool in Love Birlds Colbalt, £599, Sofa Workshop X V&A.

The new collection of sofas draws on the vast archives of the world’s leading museum of art and design as well as six exclusive fabric designs.

The furniture collection showcases the opulent designs preserved within the V&A archive and includes Bursa, Cathay Bloom, Morton’s Marble, Kaleidoscope, Love Birds and Coromandel, demonstrating the breadth of opulent designs preserved within the V&A archive.

Walpole Sofa in Morton’s Marble Charcoal £3,199 and Walpole Footstool in Morton’s Marble Mustard, £699, Sofa Workshop X V&A.

Together with the V&A, the Sofa Workshop has reworked the original shapes and silhouettes of the Shaftesbury chair, Thurloe sofa, chair and stool and the Walpole sofa incorporating the new prints and patterns onto them.

Walpole Sofa in Morton’s Marble Charcoal £3,199, Sofa Workshop X V&A.

From fashionable florals and botanical patterns to punchy prints, the selection of pieces were created to add vibrancy and character to modern living spaces.

Thurloe Chair in Luna Blossom, £1,499 with scatters in Love Birds Cerise, Sofa Workshop X V&A.

“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”, explains Lauren Sizeland, Head of Licensing at the V&A.

Shaftesbury Chair in Dusky Capri with Scatter cushion in Kaleidoscope, £1,599, Sofa Workshop X V&A.

“A great deal of consideration and skill has been applied to every piece, from the selection of the archive inspiration for the shapes and the fabrics, to the incredible expertise of the upholsterers in the workshop”, Sizeland continues.

Thurloe Sofa in Love Birds Saffron, £2,999, Sofa Workshop X V&A.

The results are pretty special.

Each style is handmade to order at Sofa Workshop in Long Eaton. The collection is available from 16 September 2018.

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