The Hedges Sofa
Thursday 06 Oct 2016

The Hedges Sofa incorporates beautiful polished copper alongside the natural aesthetic of white ash and fabric, creating a real statement piece. Partly inspired by Robin Day's ‘Forum Sofa' the ‘Hedges Sofa' goes one step further, cosily wrapping the frame around the sofas front to hold the side cushions in place. It encouraging a comfortable yet informal recline, and the back and arm cushions are removable, leaving ample sleeping space if required. Being as attractive from the back as the front this piece lends itself perfectly to open plan living.

Whilst respecting the boundaries of commercial viability we envisage The Hedges Sofa being used in unique spaces, both residential and commercial.

The Hedges Sofa was designed by the founder of Barnby Design, Robert Barnby. His studio workshop is based on the outskirts of the picturesque Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh border, and sits peacefully in the shadows of The Black Mountains. It is from here he designs and makes furniture for both residential and commercial interiors.

‘Well designed furniture enhances living spaces, is comfortable, and creates emotional attachment. With care, competence and inspiration we try and create emotional attachment.'

‘We pride ourselves on making high quality furniture from the highest quality materials. And this all comes after a thoroughly considered design process, resulting in us being 110% confident in the designs we put on our shelves. We strongly believe our customers are investing in something their families will cherish and enjoy for generations.'

We hope we have achieved the above in this product.

The design was completed on the 9th September 2016. It was launched at the London Design Fair where it was received fantastically by both press and public. The standard version is 1950mm wide x 840mm deep x 770mm tall, however bespoke sizes are also possible. Fabrics and timbers can also be specified.

Sourcing from well managed FSC certified suppliers all the ash used in our work comes from sustainable forests.