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Posted on September 17, 2015 by Judith Archer

Ian Archer Wins Design Guild Mark Award 2015

Frame Sofa

The Frame sofa by furniture designer Ian Archer has been awarded a prestigious Design Guild Mark Award by the Furniture Makers' Company. 

The awards recognise the best of British design excellence in terms of sustainability, new thinking, quality of craftsmanship and longevity. This is the second time one of Ians designs has received this accolade, he previously scooped the prize in 2013 for his distinctive Raffa chair. 

The Frame sofa was inspired by the mid-century Scandinavian ‘frame’ styles that are such enduring design classics.  Ian created his own interpretation of the look using a pale Ash wood, clean lines and gently curved corners to create a stunning contemporary shape. 

Shown here upholstered in sophisticated grey Malmo fabric in Eclipse by Villa Nova the Frame sofa was originally designed for Heals in dark walnut and is now available in Oak as well as the Ash wood shown here. All from http://www.archerandcompany.co.uk

Every element of this sofa shows Archer & Co’s dedication to high quality, sustainable, British craftsmanship. From the solid wood frame to the firm upholstery the entire sofa is made in the UK and is built to last. 

Archer & Co is the new name for Couch Design.  The company changed its name earlier this year to reflect the more diverse range of designer goods that the store now stocks, selling not only Ian’s and chairs but also Judith Archer’s fabric cushions and selected home accessories by other designers.  Archer & Co sell on-line and via their showroom in Clifton, Bristol. 

Archer & Co is the new name for Couch Design.  The company changed its name earlier this year to reflect the more diverse range of designer goods that the store now stocks, selling not only Ian’s and chairs but also Judith Archer’s fabric cushions and selected home accessories by other designers.  Archer & Co sell on-line and via their showroom in Clifton, Bristol. 

 

Posted in Bentwood, fabric, made in Britain, Sittingfirm, Villa Nova, wooden sofa

The New 'Stix' sofa. - News

Posted on June 24, 2015 by Judith Archer

We are in love with our new 'Stix' sofa and hope you do to.

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We are are launching the new Stix sofa for Autumn/Winter 2015.  Designed by Ian Archer and made by Sitting Firm, this new sofa celebrates the timeless appeal of bentwood.

The hand-made oak back that curves down to form the arms and feet in one continuous line is both elegant and contemporary. The hand-turned oak staves that support the back are a beautiful feature making this sofa demand to be positioned in the centre of the room where it can be appreciated from all angles.

Ian Archer says: “I have been working in collaboration with British makers using traditional steam bending and spindle moulding techniques and I wanted to adapt these craft methods into a design suitable for contemporary living. Inspired by Windsor chairs, I exaggerated the scale of the steam bent back and arms to give the elongated sweep of wood that holds the delicate spindles. This gives a cage-like structure which embraces the soft cushions giving it a luxurious feel."

 

Stix comes with plump feather wrapped seat cushions and feather and down back cushions, making it extremely comfortable, perfect for curling up in at any time of day.

Size: Large: H210cm X D100 cm X H80cm, Medium: 170cm X 100cm X 80cm and Snuggler: 110cm X 100cm X 80cm 

 

Posted in Bentwood, made in Britain, New sofa, Sittingfirm, Villa Nova