At the start of 2021, Lorfords Contemporary launched its first collaborative collection with the renowned interior design company Turner Pocock.
This relationship, however, goes back much further. Toby Lorford has worked with Bunny Turner and Emma Pocock for years with fantastic results. Their combined expertise has allowed them to design and craft bespoke furniture to meet a range of client desires.
This meeting of creative minds has culminated in a wonderful collection of upholstered furniture. The Turner Pocock x Lorfords Contemporary collection offers immaculate design and superior comfort. The pieces combine Turner Pocock’s signature aesthetic with Lorfords’ expertise in traditional luxury furniture.
Quintessential English upholstery
As interior design increasingly blurs the boundaries between town and country, traditional and contemporary, this new collection offers the very best of all worlds. Each piece reflects a lengthy product development process and the end result is a refined take on British luxury furniture.
Turner Pocock’s unique approach brings delicate details and precise lines to this collection. Meanwhile, Lorfords Contemporary offers their expert understanding of English upholstery. Each piece reflects the time-honoured techniques behind it and prioritises excellent quality. These methods include hand-tied springs, meticulous stitching, and luscious feather-and-down cushioning. This handmade approach means that you can treasure Lorfords' pieces for years to come.
Lorfords Contemporary are always reassessing how to incorporate new sustainable materials whilst preserving traditional upholstery techniques. Using only high-quality materials and supporting the local economy are top priorities. The frame of each piece is made from locally grown beech or oak, whilst the brass castors are crafted in Devon.
"Sustainable luxury has always been fundamental to my vision for Lorfords Contemporary. I have long been an admirer of Turner Pocock’s unique aesthetic which interprets contemporary designs with a resolute determination to ensure they maintain the level of luxury and comfort of a timeless classic. It has been inspiring (and a lot of fun!) to work together to create this collection." Toby Lorford
Some of our favourite pieces...
TP Modern Sofa
This large contemporary sofa will take pride of place in any sitting room with its luxurious, deeply cushioned seat and back.
TP End of Bed Bench
Modern design and traditional upholstery processes inform this versatile bench. The refined frame detailing is complemented by a hand-stitched cushion, finished with an understated decorative banding around the base.
TP Ottoman with Skirt
Elegant and beautifully crafted ottoman, with turned oak legs and finished with a simple flat skirt. Hand-stitching throughout the top surface is detailed and functional. This piece embraces the style and ethos of traditional upholstery.