Design your own sofa with The Original Chair Company, leaders of bespoke sofas in Scotland. Indulge in sumptuous velvets, fabulous florals and luxurious linens. Choose your own colours and finish to create a perfect match for your personal taste. Your hunt for the made to measure sofa of your dreams is over!
A bespoke sofa company that knows the importance of substance and style.
At The Original Chair Company, we know how frustrating tracking down the perfect piece of furniture for your design project can be. You’ve put in hours of work decorating your chosen room; sanding floors, plastering ceilings and pinpointing the perfect shade for the walls. Now all you need is a piece of statement furniture to add the finishing touch.
It should be fun, but you quickly become jaded and frustrated. You’ve scoured all the antique shops, auction halls and searched online custom sofas till 2am, but nothing’s quite right. All the sofas you’ve found are either too shabby, too boring or about as comfortable as a church bench.
You have a vision of yourself reclining on your dream sofa, G&T in hand, but it doesn’t seem to exist outside an episode of Downton Abbey. Why is finding a dream sofa so difficult? If only you could design your own… Before you give up and settle for a so-so sofa, The Original Chair Company has a solution. We think your dream interior deserves more.
You want a piece of furniture with heritage. A sofa that’s comfortable and built to last. You want to invest in quality design in a colour and fabric that suits the rest of your tastefully decorated home.
Is that too much to ask? We don’t think so.
The Original Chair Company takes the hassle out of endless sofa hunting. We offer a bespoke design service with every purchase so you can build a custom made sofa to suit your dream interior.
With our made to measure service you can pick from a range of luxury fabrics. Bold and bright or country house chic? Which wood finish is more you, dark and masculine or light and modern? Everything down to the castors is customisable because we know that beauty is in the details.
Browse over fifty sofa styles and start designing your dream sofa today.
A Custom Made Sofa To Suit Every Style
Whether the timeless elegance of a Howard sofa or a grand Chesterfield is your cup of tea, our made to order sofas will be the special, final flourish to your gorgeous interior.
Howard sofa – recline in timeless elegance
This classic design oozes English country house charm. The Howard is a cosy, welcoming sofa that has endured from the nineteenth century with an iconic design suited to both modern and traditional living spaces.
Combining heritage and elegance, the Howard sofa’s curved back, low arms and generous, deep seat will add character and comfort to your living room. Our sofa is built with traditional coil springs and plush seat cushions are made from premium Qualofil fibre as standard.
Chesterfield sofa – an instant touch of class for any interior
Bring sophisticated style to your interior with a Chesterfield sofa. A true heirloom piece, Chesterfield sofas are a timeless classic of British interior design.
Our comfortable classic features a coil sprung seat, deep buttoned back and arms, duck feather and down seat cushions, polished turned wood legs and the Chesterfield’s trademark studs.
Design your own sofa with limitless fabric options
Our fabric studio houses hundreds of sumptuous, inspiring fabrics. You’re simply spoilt for choice with our extensive range of upholstery and curtain fabrics. From silky-smooth velvet to luxurious leather – why settle for humdrum when you could have a made to measure sofa that’s as unique as you are?
We take the hassle out of picking your perfect fabric with our free sampling service and next day delivery option.
A bespoke sofa service tailored to your needs
We know that designing your dream interior can be overwhelming.
You want to pick a style that reflects your personality, a room that you can live in for years to come.
That’s why we offer a home visit service for clients who would like to draw on our years of styling experience to help complete their look or inspire their next project.
If you’re unable to visit the studio or would prefer an online consultation, our designers are happy to discuss your made to measure sofa via email, phone or Facetime.
Beautiful custom sofas built to last
It’s an Original Chair Company philosophy to craft our designs with longevity in mind.
Our skilled artisans build furniture to last a lifetime. Hard-wearing wood and durable, high-quality fabric mean that your bespoke sofa can be enjoyed for years to come.
We know how long it can take to find the perfect sofa. That’s why an Original Chair Company piece is an investment in quality. Like a luxury, winter wool coat or perfectly tailored linen trousers, we want you to enjoy your made to measure sofa season after season.
We work with Whiteheads designs to make our custom sofas and other upholstery pieces.
Their artisans traditionally upholster each piece by hand and each sofa undergoes a six-step inspection to ensure that you receive the highest quality finish. All fabrics are hand cut for an elegant, tailored finish and all arms and backs are made from traditional, durable materials to ensure your that your custom sofa is a work of art that lasts.
Framing – invest in organic materials to add value to a room
Our sofas are built using beech frames. There are many benefits to beech:
Its malleable qualities make it easy to work against the grain, making it our favoured material for curved pieces
A hard-wearing wood that stands up to a lot of pressure over time
Frames made of beech are durable and stand up to bearing weight or receiving high impact force
Beech can be reupholstered many times over
- Its malleable qualities make it easy to work against the grain, making it our favoured material for curved pieces
- A hard-wearing wood that stands up to a lot of pressure over time
- Frames made of beech are durable and stand up to bearing weight or receiving high impact force
- Beech can be reupholstered many times over
Beech’s brilliant qualities mean our sofas stand the test of time.
Springs – sprung seating for supreme comfort
A sofa isn’t just a showpiece. It’s for flopping onto after a long work trip, the centre stage for entertaining guests or a comforting spot to curl up with the family and unwrap presents from on Christmas day.
To make our sofas functional and comfortable we combine traditional and modern methods.
Springs can be fully coiled or serpentine. Where space allows, fully coiled springs are most desirable as they even weight distribution, which will make your custom sofa more comfortable to sit on.
Always check the presence and quality of the springs before buying a sofa. Inferior sofas may use webbing instead of springs.
At The Original Chair Company we like to use coil springs where possible and all our backs and seats are sprung.
Pick from hollofibre or feather and down for your deluxe made to order sofa.
Feather and down cushions are luxurious but are heavy need plumped regularly.
We prefer hollofibre filled cushions – all the natural look of feather but less maintenance. They are super comfy, too and offer excellent support.
We also offer a feather foam wrap filling which is like a feather duvet with a foam insert to give cushions shape, and a fibre and feather mix.
Often the design of the sofa dictates the best filling. We’re happy to advise on this when you start to design your own sofa.
Fabric – here’s the rub!
After choosing the shape of your made to measure sofa, the fabric it’s upholstered in is probably your next consideration.
You’re right to put a lot of thought into the fabric’s colour and design, but there’s another detail that’s hugely important.
The cost and how heavy or substantial a fabric feels, isn’t an indicator of whether it will be suitable for upholstery.
You want a sofa to stand the test of time. That’s why it’s important to take a moment to consider your chosen fabric’s durability. A rub test is the only way to measure a fabric’s durability.
Anything upwards of 21,000 rubs will suit a sofa. If these ratings are not show on the pattern book, we recommend checking with the manufacturer before buying. Always double check that fabrics have a rub test certificate.
Clients are very welcome to supply their own fabric, providing it meets the required fire regulations.
How to style your custom sofa (the stress-free way)
Attention to detail is what separates good design from great design.
A matching footstool makes the perfect, stylish companion to any bespoke sofa.
Our footstool collection offers a range of styles, from classic to contemporary. Choose from round, chic footstools perfect for a feminine boudoir or large square pieces which double up as coffee tables, or trendy fenders with fashionable legs. Pick from a broad range of legs with or without brass castors; turned or square. The choice is yours.
Most are available in a range of sizes, and we have a large selection of quality fabrics available (please see our fabrics page and request a sample).
How long will it take to make my bespoke sofa?
Each sofa is different depending on the design, materials and availability. Please ask a member of the team for an up to date timescale on your bespoke piece.
How do I know my online custom sofa will arrive safely?
Our two-man delivery service ensures that your bespoke sofa will arrive without a scratch.
Getting through tight corridors and twisty stairwells isn’t a problem. As each sofa is a bespoke manufacture, we can make high-quality, bolt together frames – perfect for installing statement furniture in traditional cottages.
Our sofas are an investment, therefore we aim to deliver the best delivery service so you can feel confident in your choice.
Are your custom sofas made to order in the UK?
Yes! We are a bespoke sofa company in Scotland. All the materials in our custom sofas are sourced and made in the UK.
I want a custom sofa but don’t know where to start. Do you offer a consultation service?
We’re delighted that you want to design your own sofa! Our clients are truly discerning and we love to hear your ideas. If you need a little help finalising your vision our team of experts can advise on which colours and finish would best suit your interior goals.
Give us a call on 01738 551600 or email email@example.com
How much is postage?
Extra large items or deliveries outside the UK will be quoted separately. There may also be a surcharge to outlying parts of the UK.
Email info@theoriginalchaircompany and a member of our team will be happy to answer your questions.
Do you have a showroom I can visit?
Yes, you can see our bespoke sofas in our showroom in Perth, Scotland. Our showroom is currently by appointment only so be sure to get in touch to find out when you can next visit us!