The Back to Back Sofa

The Back to Back Sofa, shown above in Mohair Velvet colour Fern,  is a contemporary take on the traditional Tête-à-Tête and is an elegant option for a grand sitting room or reception space.

The Back to Back Sofa 

The design features two Standard Arm, Fixed-Back Signature Sofas which are joined together to create a single piece of furniture. We also offer several other arm, leg and cushion options for this sofa.

The Back to Back Sofa at a private residence in London. Interior design by the talented team at Salvesen Graham. 

The Making of a Back to Back Sofa

Our frames are constructed by hand, from responsibly sourced hardwood which has been kiln dried. For the internal build and fillings of the sofas, traditional cone springs are used in the back. These give comfortable, enduring support and ensure even weight distribution across the seat and back.

All sprung areas are covered with hairlock and cotton felt for optimum comfort. The cushions are filled with a combination of feather and down to create a luxurious seat.

Our craftsmen are then ready to apply the fabric and create the pleats. They expertly match the patterns of the fabric, if required, and apply any trimmings and nailhead details. One of our skilled craftsmen may come to site to complete the upholstery process, paying close attention to every detail when pattern matching and aligning the two sofas back to back.

Bespoke & Made-to-Measure

If you have a specific requirement, we will work closely with you to design and manufacture a bespoke piece that suits you perfectly. 

A bespoke Back to Back Sofa created for Soho House Miami.

We currently manufacture over 2000 bespoke designs and made-to-measure pieces per year, it’s something we are well-versed in and equipped to do. Our expertise in furniture design combines with the inspiration of interior designers to create iconic spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful.

The design process starts with a client’s initial drawing or inspiration image. Our dedicated product development team then interpret the image to produce a technical drawing using the latest in CAD technology.

Joining Options

If site access permits the delivery of such a large item of furniture, we will finish the sofa at our workshop in Newcastle, England and deliver a seamless, finished piece. 

If you wish, you may choose to have the sofa made in two pieces for flexibility. In this instance, we manufacture the sofa in two pieces, with flush backs and a built-in clipping mechanism to enable the sofas to be connected and dismantled.

On-site Upholstery

If delivery access is limited, we can make the piece in two separate sections and complete the upholstery process on-site.

On-site upholstery is recommended in order to create a flawless finish.


Highlighted Projects

Tommy Hilfiger's family home features a Back to Back Sofa as the centre piece of the room. The sofa has been embellished with fringe trimming and nailhead details. Read more about this project here. 

Le Grand Bellevue Hotel designed by Atelier Zurich, features several Back to Back Sofas. Read our interview with the studio's founder Claudia Silberschmidt.

Order a Back to Back Sofa

If you think the Back to Back Sofa may be suitable for your home or hospitality space, please contact your nearest showroom for more information. Product specifications can also be viewed here