Sofa.com was started by Pat Reeves and Rohan Blacker in 2006 when they paid $200,000 for the domain name sofa.com. Five years on, sofa.com has sold over 40,000 sofas and beds, with its goal still to offer the best value, high-quality, beautiful and comfy sofas and beds in the UK, combined with the best customer service in the industry. Unlike many other businesses, sofa.com runs its own delivery service rather than subcontracting the work to courier companies – this means they can offer 2 hour delivery slots, delivery is often free, and deliveries can often be made in as little as a few days. Sofa.com also offers a 100% risk free, no-quibble returns policy.

Sofa.com offers a wide range of contemporary and traditional sofas, armchairs, footstools, beds and sofabeds. Customers can choose from a large selection of natural house fabrics that include linens, brushed cottons, velvets, coloured herringbones, corduroys and leathers. Customers can also choose to have sofa.com sofas and chairs upholstered in fabrics from other designers and fabric houses, a service often used by interior designers who are working on private client schemes and large commercial projects such as hotels and flats.

Last year, sofa.com launched ‘Design Lab’ (www.sofa.com/design-lab), supporting and working with British designers, artists and textile designers. Their first collaboration, a limited edition fabric collection with St Jude’s, has been featured widely in the national press by stylists and editors. Design Lab products are available and on show at sofa.com’s showroom in Chelsea.