British Furniture Designer Spotlight: Tetrad

Brown leather sofa with tufted back in style of British furniture designer Tetrad

In our quest to bring you the finest in affordable designer furniture, we find and follow the hottest British furniture designers – and help you buy or match their style.

One such furniture fashion power house is Tetrad, a standout name in sofa styling with a reputation for quality, traditional techniques and exclusive fabrics, including the famous Harris Tweed.

Now in its 50th year, since its establishment in 1968, Tetrad continues to operate from its Lancashire base, creating each sofa entirely by hand, in the UK, with a focus on using the finest materials with an attention to detail that creates sofas that are built to last.

How to Shop the Tetrad Look

Tetrad sofas exude a quintessential Britishness with rolling shapes carrying from the legs up to the arm. Frames should be made of wood, ideally dark and oiled, while cushion arrangements should be simple and relaxed.

For that classic look, shop for a Chesterfield style sofa or a sofa with a tufted back – this is where the fabric has been drawn together at regular points to create an indented patterns, normally marked by buttons or tufts of fabric.

Materials can be leather or fabric but the Tetrad look is defined by textured, muted patterns rather than single colours. So, if you’re looking at leather sofas, look for aged leathers where there is an obvious gradation or patina across the material.

On the fabric side, look for patterns like tartans, madras or dimity, where the main colour is complemented by jets of coordinating colour, creating depth.

Where to Start

We’ve handpicked a selection of our favourite sofas below, each chosen to bring that classic British opulence to your living room. For smaller spaces or your study, dive in to our grey two seater sofas or our cream two seater sofas and aim to match the rolled arms, full back and deep colouring.

Once you’ve found your perfect sofa, add extra warmth to your space with these blush pink accessories.

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Ruskin 3 Seater Sofa In Brown Leather With Dark Ash Legs

Ruskin 3 Seater Sofa In Brown Leather With Dark Ash Legs

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£1,232.96
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Ruskin 3 Seater Sofa In Grey Leather With Dark Ash Legs

Ruskin 3 Seater Sofa In Grey Leather With Dark Ash Legs

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£1,232.96
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Branagh 2 Seater Chesterfield Sofa, Anthracite Grey

Branagh 2 Seater Chesterfield Sofa, Anthracite Grey

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£799.00
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