Originally opened as a celebration of British design and as a way of making art available to all, the V&A’s recent collaboration with industry experts Sofa Workshop (opens in new tab) continues this legacy by enabling you to bring the richest and most opulent designs from the archives of the world’s leading art and design museums into your home.
Inspired by the V&A’s rich archives in the first ever furniture collection by the museum, the craftspeople of British-based sofa maker Sofa Workshop have reworked original shapes to create three new living room suites in six exclusive fabric designs which beautifully unite the past with the present.
Six fabric designs inspired by the V&A archives
Whether your style is bold and beautiful or elegant and demure there’s a style to suit your taste ranging from the Thurloe Chair in Luna Blossom to the vibrant Love Birds and Morton’s Marble prints.
‘At the heart of the 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,’ says Megan Holloway, marketing manager, Sofa Workshop.
Alongside the six fabric designs, the craftspeople at Sofa Workshop have reworked the original shapes of the Shaftesbury chair, Thurloe sofa, chair and stool and the Walpole sofa to create traditional shapes that are appealing to the modern customer.
‘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 group up in our British workshop,’ continues Holloway. ‘It’s an opportunity to create your own modern masterpiece at home and buy into a beautiful piece of British design and promises to elevate any room.’
The range is now in-store, but you can have a peek at the Look Book (opens in new tab) now.