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November 22, 2010

As an Interior Designer you invariably have favourite suppliers that you know will deliver well designed, good quality products and help a project to run smoothly.  Our preferred supplier list is one we have developed over the years and we work hard to maintain a good relationship with all our suppliers.  We obviously add to this list when a new product catches our eye or we receive a recommendation, and this weekend I found myself actually admiring some of the new range of sofa’s from DFS.  They are a supplier I have always dismissed in the past due to a perception that the products were badly designed and clearly not aimed at the contemporary interiors market.

The L shaped sofa Candice shown above was the advertised sofa that has changed my opinion of the brand.  It is very simple in design, without any unnecessary decoration and offers great value at only £699 for the a large L shape sofa.  It’s available in 7 colours and you can choose the option of feet in a darker wood.  Importantly at this time of year it is still available for Christmas delivery if ordered by 28 November – the deadline for Christmas delivery from many other furniture companies passed a few weeks ago.

Another good sofa is the Icon shown below.  This sofa range has numerous seating options to provide flexibility, and the range includes L shaped sofa’s, 3 seater sofa’s, sofa beds and footstools.  The plain design of the sofa is a good base for any interior and will allow it to be dressed up by adding colourful cushions or throws.  At £699 for the L shape the sofa would be a great buy if you need to furnish a property for the rental market.

DFS offer a 10 year guarantee on some of their sofas and also offer a wide variety of credit options.  Either of the two sofa’s above offer a great alternative to other low-cost suppliers on the high street, while the two sofa’s below are not in the current sale but still only around £1,000.

Maybe their advertising has taught me that sometimes it is worthwhile revisiting brands to see how they have changed – before we saw the Candice sofa we would never have specified DFS for a project … now we just might …

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2010 9:17 am

    You have found some good value sofas there from DFS. Once you get past the design, what is the build quality like?

    The reason I ask is that recently we bought a bunch of leather hides as supplied to high end upholsterers. We were quite shocked to learn that these same hides are sliced into 3 for DFS sofas.

    • November 23, 2010 9:31 am

      Someone I know has had a DFS sofa for 14 years! Also friends of mine bought a couple of leather sofas a couple of years ago and they seem to be holding up well – all made in the UK too!

  2. Elessar permalink
    June 16, 2011 6:02 pm

    Andrew are you paid by DFS?
    You say all the sofa’s @ DFS have a 10 year warranty????
    Unfortunately they dont, if you read their website correctly only a certain amount of the suites have a 10 year warranty, the rest have a standard 2 yr warranty unless you pay for the extra to make it a 5 year warranty.

    • June 16, 2011 6:11 pm

      I am not paid by DFS. I understood the sofa’s came with a 10 year guarantee so thank you for pointing out this is not on all the sofa’s – I have corrected the post. I know people who have had their sofa’s for many years with no complaints about the quality.

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