26th September 2022 | IN PRODUCT NEWS | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn With the much-anticipated AW22 living and dining collection from Sofa.com that has launched on the 5th September, we have taken this opportunity to look back and share insight from the last 12 months. As we seek to identify trends spotted by our trade team, we can unveil the design and fabric preferences from their elite group of interior designer clientele. Bentley dining table £580, Arabella chairs from £260 Tiffany Armchair in Rye Viscose Linen £950 Bestselling Fabrics: The ever-popular collection of cotton matt and smart velvets has now been overtaken in sales volume by the brushed linen cottons – a collection made from 63% cotton and 37% linen offering a stylish and durable upholstery solution. The collection contains a mixture of neutrals and greys, blue and green fabrics with Taupe, Alabaster and Charcoal proving to be most popular. Other recent launches have also captured the imagination with the Brushstroke fabric collection, already registering as our 8th bestselling line as the tactile nature of the fabric seems to be a requirement that many designers look for. Izzy medium corner sofa in Dove Grey smart velvet £3100 Alderney armchair in Dusty rose £1030 Bestselling Colours: Our overall top sellers reflect a return to a pared back palette of neutrals. Overtaking the jewel toned velvets popular for the past few seasons are Pumice, Clay, Taupe, Alabaster and Armour. Interestingly, the summer months have encouraged designers to opt for custom coverings with an increase in COM orders. Upcoming fabric launches for AW22 include the Heathland Weaves collection as well as range extensions for Smart Velvets, Boucle, Vermeer Linen and Silky Jacquard Weaves. Available in a selection of neutrals, Heathland Weaves cater for a growing desire amongst designers to utilise greys and pared-back autumnal tones and fabric compositions that are as hard-w earing as they are stylish. Lola High Back Dining Chairs in Spiced Honey Soft Leather £480, Aspen Dining Table £1900, Tom Dixon Beat wide pendant £355 Thea double bed in Plum £1450 Bestselling shapes: Delving deeper into the data the trade team have been able to identify the most popular pieces across the board. The modular Cohen has led the way for 2022, its contemporary styling and generous proportions proving popular across an array of design projects. Bluebell remains the perennial favourite, its timeless, classic design offers versatility for traditional and modern schemes. Bestsellers in each category include the Izzy modular sofa, Alderney armchair, Thea bed, Arabella dining chairs, and Kingsley table. Bluebell 2.5 Seat Sofa in Taupe Brushed Linen Cotton £1880 Cohen modular sofa in Royal Fern brushed linen cotton £2340 Ever adapting to the needs of our designer clientele base, the sofa.com team are proud to be at the forefront of delivering the highest quality furniture, fulfilling each order to exacting specifications. The trade team at sofa.com is on-hand to assist with any queries – please visit www.sofa.com/trade for more information. About sofa.com Passionate about outstanding interiors, sofa.com offers a diverse and design led collection of made-to-order sofas, armchairs, beds, footstools and home accessories. With an extensive range of styles and over 100 fabrics to choose from, as well as the option to upholster in your own fabric, the customisable nature of sofa.com’s products make each piece easily adaptable to any interior style – perfect for interior designers and specifiers looking for stand-out pieces for upcoming projects. Visit profile If you’d like to feature your product news here, get in touch to find out more. If you’d like to become SBID Accredited, click here for more information.