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Weatherill Collaboration

Cushion

This year saw our first collaboration outside of our own furniture designs.

It had always been our hope for Living Room that we could expand our collection to home accessories. However, in doing so, we wanted to apply the same attention to detail and vintage inspired contemporary aesthetic. We also wanted to find British makers who shared our love of craft and provenance.

The result is a collection of 4 cushion designs, created exclusively for Living Room from the creative mind of Sally Weatherill. Sally’s Studio on the Suffolk Essex border houses her two 24 shaft dobby hand looms, from which she creates her unique designs. Blending her love of craft with an inherent modernity, each cushion is handmade using UK sourced materials.

Combining her experimental approach with our chosen colour palette, each of the four designs works independently or when grouped. Designed as a co-ordinating family, each piece uses two separate yarns across the warp and weft. Backed in our Abraham Moon & Sons 100% wool, each cushion is hand sewn with concealed zip and duck feather fill.

Although passionate about woven textiles, it is by no means an expertise, and so this project has been a fantastic learning. Trying to understand the technicalities behind the creation of each design has been an education and a delight.

We are planning to grow the collection with some new colours, which we will launch at this September’s London Design Fair. See our current 4 designs here.

This project has also ignited a desire to collaborate further with other makers, so the search is on..

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Handmade in Nottinghamshire

Those already familiar with our brand will know that we are nothing if not passionate about British manufacturing industry. We pride ourselves on making our upholstery at one of the UK’s most respected manufacturers, based in Nottinghamshire.

We work in partnership to ensure that every single piece of upholstery produced is made to exacting standards, using the best UK or EU sourced materials, so that what you buy from us is built to last. The highly skilled workforce are continuing a long standing heritage of British made upholstery, taking great pride in the work that they do. We hope that this is evident in every detail.

We like to carefully oversee every order, knowing that for each customer their sofa purchase is one of the most important items in their home. This particular sofa was one of a pair of Model 2 sofas, recently delivered to the family home of one of our favourite Instagram accounts, The_Idle_Hands, whose stunning interiors you can enjoy here.

Made to order in our grass green Designer’s Guild 100% cotton velvet, we went up to oversee their manufacture and to capture one of our products in production.

Thank you to the Master Craftsman that is Dean here for agreeing to have his every staple and fabric tuck committed to camera, and to Kasia Burke Photography for joining us on the day and to capture him at work. See our Model 2 collection here.