Based in an old lace-making factory on the Derbyshire border, John Sankey has been crafting exceptional, covetable upholstery for more than 60 years. Beautifully shaped and made by hand, each sofa, chair and item of furniture in the John Sankey collection will stand the test of time, thanks to its carefully considered design, fine tailoring and attention to detail, and precise technical build.
Beautiful colours and textures adorn shapes that run the gamut from formal to casual, with the occasional flamboyant flourish
Beautiful colours and textures adorn silhouettes that run the gamut from formal to casual, with the occasional flamboyant flourish. More ornate detailing like appliqué and quilting are deployed to elevate individual pieces. Once customers have settled on a design, they can choose from the company’s vast collection of fabrics, including leathers, velvets, flat weaves and florals, all from suppliers who share their values when it comes to ethical sourcing, production, performance and sustainability. What’s more, as part of its mission to establish itself as an industry benchmark for manufacturing sustainability, all the company’s timber comes from FSC-certified suppliers and it has an informal arrangement with local charity shops to donate fabric remnants.
John Sankey works with a network of premium boutique retailers around the country, including Liberty of London. Interior designers and private clients can also visit the Derbyshire showroom (open by appointment) to speak to the team about its new, fabulous furniture pieces. Future plans include reintroducing designs from the recent archive and creating a timeless piece of furniture in collaboration with Guy Goodfellow, the first of a number of upcoming partnerships between John Sankey and renowned interior designers.
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