Meet our designers
We’ve got some clever people working in the design room at DFS, four talented artisans whose mission is to create top-quality, amazing sofas that look perfect in your home.
With over 50 years furniture design experience between them, Philip, Rob, Kate and Lauren work on every stage to create the perfect sofa, from the shape and style, to the fabric and finishing touches such as cushions and feet. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or contemporary, you can rest assured that they’ve designed a sofa that’s just right for you.
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Furniture designer at DFS
Favourite sofa: Zuri
Kate’s role is to create the form and shape of the furniture before CAD software is used to turn her sketches into reality. She also maintains a regular presence at trade shows to ensure she is able to forecast upcoming trends and keep her designs relevant.
Job Title: Director of design at DFS
Favourite sofa: Country Living Gower
Known for his traditional British designs, focusing on symmetrical arrangements and rich colour. Philip likes to create classic looks that customers can personalise to their own tastes. A new colour, design or even manufacturing technique can inspire how he designs the style and shape of the sofas he creates. His work at DFS allows him to stay true to his passion for working with natural fabrics and materials that have been manufactured in the UK.
Director of design
Product designer at DFS
Favourite sofa: Spritz
Lauren’s role at DFS ranges from designing products and selecting fabrics to ultimately creating the future looks of the DFS products. With her background in fine art, Lauren has a meticulous eye for detail which helps her design beautiful and quality pieces of furniture.
Senior designer at DFS
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As a DFS Senior Designer Rob manages design briefs for various branded ranges and works with brand partners to create furniture from initial sketches through to production ready products.
Our Zuri sofa ticks all the boxes – modern yet classically elegant, it’s soft and curvy and just made for sinking in to.
In a choice of eight contemporary colours and even a choice of feet, you can mix and match to handpick the perfect Zuri for your home. Its foam-filled seat cushions bounce back with no need for plumping and, like all DFS sofas, it comes with a 15-year frame and springs guarantee so you can rest assured it will look gorgeous now and in the future.
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