October 3, 2013

DFS prove fashion and furniture go hand-in-hand with sofa inspired by London Fashion Week

Whoever said sofas can’t be sexy? When a leading British fashion designer met one of the biggest furniture producers in the UK, they proved that the living room isn’t just for living; it’s for loving!

Giles Deacon teamed up with DFS sofas this month to produce the ultimate in fashionable soft furnishings. Deacon has given it some lip with a bold and beautiful design inspired by one of his previous collections.

The collection, named ‘Lipgloss’, includes a three-seater sofa and footstool. Despite putting fashion at the forefront of this collaboration, Deacon has by no means compromised on comfort, highlighting that the footstool could be used to extend the sofa into a giant bed.

The design also echoes elements of Giles Deacon’s S/S ‘14 catwalk show at London Fashion Week earlier this month, with a reproduction of the lip motifs he printed on a number of bright and playful dresses.

The designer himself says the design was actually inspired by a previous dress in his S/S ‘13 collection.

The handmade DFS Lipgloss sofa is a monochrome print with small pops of bright orange to make it a real showstopper. The design features large lips all over, giving the collection its name. Giles says that he had a clear vision of what he wanted to create and labels the daring style as his own creation – ‘Sophistipop.’

The loud and stylish sofa would suit any fashion lover wanting to bring a little of the magic of LFW home with them and it would make a great focal point in a modern home. The sofas are handmade in Britain and combine a high quality finish with comfort.

This is the first time Deacon has collaborated with a furniture company although he has previously worked with Sky, Converse and jewellery company Evoke to create limited edition designs.

The 44 year history behind DFS and their launch of the new DFS Design scheme made Deacon excited to work on the project.

Giles will be on the panel of judges to decide who wins the £20,000 DFS bursary aimed at final year design undergraduates in February next year.

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