With London gearing up for the Olympics, it’s not surprising that we’ve all gone wild for a bit of sporting style in our homes. Whether it’s a model of a London 2012 Routemaster bus overtaking pride of place on the mantelpiece, a set of Olympic games lenticular tumblers, or sporty chic dressing gowns, there’s a whole raft of merchandise and everyone from artists to designers has got in on the act – even furniture makers.
This Olympic poster print sofa from family run Barker and Stonehouse is a classic chesterfield design, upholstered in vintage Olympic moleskin fabric, complete with antique oak feet and castors and two vintage Olympic cushions. The matching storage trunk oozes quality with leather trim and metal latches.
These bold pieces of furniture certainly make a statement and we think they’d look great in a big room, or if your decor is otherwise fairly plain. The question is, will you still be as enthusiastic about them when the games are over, or will you feel the same way as you do about that tribal tattoo you had done on holiday in Thailand? You’d want to be fairly sure, though, as these designer pieces don’t come cheap – the sofa is set to retail at 2399 GBP and the trunk at 629 GBP.