Last night we scooted down to the unveiling of new sofa brand Arlo & Jacob. Set in a stunning split-level studio tucked away in a quiet Fulham mews, the showroom is teeming with artfully created room sets to display the brand’s ranges. With sofas, armchairs, footstools and living room accessories on show, this was the perfect way to learn a little more about what this lovely new company has to offer.
Named after the Managing Director’s two adorable sons, Arlo & Jacob wants to create “sofas for life”, with pieces that are made for everyday living but are designed to last a lifetime. For an easy, contemporary choice, check out the Bardolph sofa (above). You can choose from over 100 beautiful fabrics, from brushed linen cotton to plush velvet, so it’s easy to make it your own. The legs are interchangeable too, but we love the mid-century twist on this neutral two-seater.
For a smart seat for one, try the Juno (above). It’s a modern alternative to a traditional armchair, and its mid-century features and unfussy finish make it a go-to choice for simple but sophisticated style. As an added bonus, all Arlo & Jacob sofas and chairs are made-to-order in their Long Eaton factory, so it’s a brilliant way to support British furniture makers whilst knowing that you’re investing in a quality sofa, too.
If you’re looking for something to house the whole family, then this Philo chaise (above) could be just the ticket. It’s worth noting that you can only order online, but if you pop along to the showroom, there are walls of swatches in neat little cubbyholes, so you can play around with sizes and fabrics until you’ve got an arrangement that’s perfect for your scheme. Our verdict? With beautiful craftsmanship and an amazing range of fabrics, it’s hard not to fall for this charming British brand!
Want to learn more about how these sofas come to life? Take a look at Arlo & Jacob’s behind-the-scenes videos, for a glimpse into the manufacturing story behind their range:
Bardolph sofa, from £910; Juno chair, from £480; Philo chaise, from £1,955; all Arlo & JacobRead more →