On Saturday 9th March, we were joined by over a hundred guests as we unveiled our new furniture collection by iconic designer Orla Kiely. The exclusive launch event was held inside our Guildford store and included a first look at the range as well as a Q&A with Orla Kiely herself.
Guests were welcomed with refreshments from the Queensbury Coffee House and had a chance to browse the store, including the brand new Orla Kiely furniture display. With tasty treats and gorgeous furniture to admire, the day got off to a great start!
A Q&A with Orla Kiely and Sophie Robinson
The main event of the day was an exclusive Q&A with Orla herself, hosted by interior blogger and colour lover Sophie Robinson.
As guests took their seats, Sophie sat down with Orla to find out everything about the range and Orla’s amazing design career so far. They chatted about how Orla came up with the designs and fabrics for the new range and guests even got an insight into Orla’s own interior tips and tricks.
Orla revealed some of her favourite pieces from the collection, including the Fern multi coloured sofa and hinted at more designs to come in the future.
Orla then answered some great questions from the audience, who were keen to find out more about her latest projects and design inspiration.
The Orla Kiely Furniture Range
The collection is the first ever upholstered furniture range showcasing Orla’s signature prints. Combining her striking patterns with a retro aesthetic synonymous with the Orla Kiely brand, each piece has been carefully designed to add a statement look to any interior.
The Orla Kiely furniture collection includes solutions for both bedrooms and living spaces alike thanks to a versatile range of cocktail chairs, sofas, footstools and even bed frames.
Orla explained why she choose to launch her furniture collection at Barker and Stonehouse.
“When I was planning the new furniture range, I knew that I wanted to work exclusively with a retail partner that shares my values. As an independent family owned business, Barker and Stonehouse has a distinctive approach to retail and has made for a great collaborator on this launch.
It’s a company that cares about the details and provenance of design. And a place that offers visual excitement to its customers through the layering together of colour, texture and styles within its stores. All of this chimes well with me.”
The Orla Kiely furniture range is available exclusively at Barker and Stonehouse until June 2019. Shop online or see the range in our stores around the UK.