With shops allowed to reopen after 3 months, Sofas and Stuff opened the doors of its new Henley showroom in the former Laura Ashley shop this morning. After a surprise snowy start, the town was busy with shoppers and there were queues at most of the barbers in town.
The Sofas & Stuff showroom offers bespoke furniture pieces using any fabric in the world. They have an extensive fabric library, which features classic house fabrics and signature styles, as well as designer collections. All the furniture is made in the UK and the delivery time is 7-12 weeks depending on the fabric chosen. Sofas & Stuff was founded in 2009 with just four employees in Fittleworth, West Sussex, where their flagship store and head office are still based today. The Henley shop is the 17th showroom in the business to open.
Henley Showroom Manager Nick Ferguson said, “Our CEO and Founder Andrew said he was passionate about Henley and it being ideal for our brand. He loves the town and it so fitted with everything in our portfolio and it’s good fit for us because of the environment and its heritage. It matches our brand very well. We would very much like to get involved in the community and certainly will be looking at some sponsorships. We’re very much about people.”
Henley Mayor, Councillor Ken Arlett officially opened the shop saying, “With the recent passing of His Royal Highness the Prince of Edinburgh as a man that never wanted a fuss, I am sure he would not have wanted the official opening to drag out any longer.
“The news that Henley has been ranked the 2nd Best Performing Shopping Location out of 1000 retail centres, by consultants Harper Dennis Hobbs In February, has given the town’s retail a really big boost. Sofas & Stuff have a long tradition of high standing workmanship, and looking at the quality of items on sale, would suggest Henley is an excellent destination, for one of two new shops that the company are opening today. My record of opening new shops is very successful, the first one I opened when I was Mayor in 1991, Asquiths Teddy Bear shop is still open today!! On behalf of the Town Council, we wish you all the success that may come your way in the future, and it is my pleasure to have the opportunity to cut the ribbon that officially opens the store today.”
To celebrate the opening of the Henley showroom, Sofas & Stuff is launching a fantastic competition. For the chance to win a bespoke, handmade sofa worth £2,000, all you need to do is answer a simple question.
The winner will be invited to the new showroom, where Sofas & Stuff’s expert consultants will help bring their idea to life, before sending the finished design to be made by hand in Sofas & Stuff’s British factory.
To enter visit www.sofasandstuff.com/henley click the competition link and answer a simple question about their Henley store. The closing date is 31st May 2021 and the winner will be announced on 1st June 2021.