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The Descartes

Oh so sophisticated, with deep tufting and smart buttons
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** We deliver as quickly as we can - some
deliveries take a little longer for more
remote (beautiful) parts of Britain.

*** it will take at most 2 weeks, next day is available for London addresses

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blues&greens
  • deep turquoise pure cotton matt velvet

  • smoke pure cotton matt velvet

  • olive pure cotton matt velvet

  • azure crushed florentine velvet

blacks&greys
  • storm crushed florentine velvet

  • elephant pure cotton matt velvet

  • squirrel pure cotton matt velvet

  • cloud crushed florentine velvet

  • baltic roosevelt velvet

  • hudson roosevelt velvet

Reds & Oranges
  • lupin pure cotton matt velvet

  • claret pure cotton matt velvet

  • sunshine pure cotton matt velvet

  • ganges roosevelt velvet

neutrals
  • honeycomb crushed florentine velvet

browns
  • truffle crushed florentine velvet

  • chocolate pure cotton matt velvet

  • donkey pure cotton matt velvet

info Crushed Florentine Velvet from £1,145 £0
Crushed Florentine velvet: need we say more? Well why not. It is woven in what we consider to be Italy's best velvet mill, just outside Florence. This velvet is luxurious, has a wonderful crushed texture and is phenomenally hard wearing and durable,
  • truffle crushed florentine velvet

  • azure crushed florentine velvet

  • Cloud crushed florentine velvet

  • Storm crushed florentine velvet

  • Honeycomb crushed florentine velvet

info Pure Cotton Matt Velvet from £1,195 £0
The world of velvet has many impostors, but this is not one. This velvet, made from 100% cotton, has a matt finish, and is soft and luxurious. Elsewhere this fabric costs about £52 per metre (you usually need 16 metres of fabric for a three seat sofa) so if you've got a penchant for velvet (like us) there's really no sane alternative to buying a sofa.com velvet sofa.
  • chocolate pure cotton matt velvet

  • Squirrel pure cotton matt velvet

  • Lupin pure cotton matt velvet

  • smoke pure cotton matt velvet

  • sunshine pure cotton matt velvet

  • sloe pure cotton matt velvet

  • elephant pure cotton matt velvet

  • deep turquoise pure cotton matt velvet

  • olive pure cotton matt velvet

  • claret pure cotton matt velvet

  • Donkey pure cotton matt velvet

info Roosevelt Velvet from £1,270 £0
Teddy Roosevelt - nice cuddly soft teddy bears - yes, the name is a bit tenuous and silly, but you get the message - this exceptionally deep pile, decadent velvet is comforting like a mother's warm embrace...or perhaps your old teddy. Not for everybody, we accept, this blingtastic fabric is our most expensive - it would cost well in excess of £120 retail, but we buy in considerable bulk to make it affordable.
  • Hudson roosevelt velvet

  • Ganges roosevelt velvet

  • Baltic roosevelt velvet

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      Descartes is also available in the following sizes...

    • Armchair
      83cm
    • Two Seat
      166cm
    • Three seat
      226cm

    why sofa.com?

    1. Exceptionally well made, stylish and comfy sofas.
    2. Great value; a fraction of the price of similar high street sofas.
    3. Seriously beautiful natural fabrics bought direct from top European mills to keep costs down.
    4. Four week delivery, though often much quicker if in stock. Our own delivery service that is second to none and delivery is usually free.
    5. 100% free returns, no quibble, no problem, and we’ll remain chums.
    6. We’ve sold 40,000 sofas since we opened in 2006 and have showrooms in London, New York and Amsterdam.

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    Descartes size comparison

    ArmchairTwo SeatThree seat
    Total width83cm166cm226cm
    Internal width47cm130cm190cm
    Total height92cm92cm92cm
    Frame height40cm40cm40cm
    Seat height53cm53cm53cm
    Seat depth65cm65cm65cm
    Total depth85cm85cm85cm

    the sofa

    The thinking man’s sofa  (Oh please! – someone take that copywriter out and shoot him).  In all honesty though you may notice that this sofa is a little dearer than some of our others, and for good reason.  Those deep tufted and pleated buttons take very considerable time and skill (if you want it done properly – there are ways of cheating), and there are lots of them.  The spring system rocks, the frame comes apart into four for ease of access, solid oak legs…blah, blah, blah.  Listen, if you love this spectacularly elegant, modern design you’ll just have to reach a little deeper.

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