Meet our designers

DFS Group

We’ve got some clever people working in the design room at DFS, four talented artisans whose mission is to create top-quality, amazing sofas that look perfect in your home.

With over 50 years furniture design experience between them, Philip, Rob, Kate and Lauren work on every stage to create the perfect sofa, from the shape and style, to the fabric and finishing touches such as cushions and feet. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or contemporary, you can rest assured that they’ve designed a sofa that’s just right for you.


Sofa Experts in the spotlight

Kate

Job Title:

Furniture designer at DFS

Favourite sofa: Zuri

Kate’s role is to create the form and shape of the furniture before CAD software is used to turn her sketches into reality. She also maintains a regular presence at trade shows to ensure she is able to forecast upcoming trends and keep her designs relevant.

Kate

Furniture designer
at DFS

Philip

Job Title: Director of design at DFS

Favourite sofa: Country Living Gower

Known for his traditional British designs, focusing on symmetrical arrangements and rich colour. Philip likes to create classic looks that customers can personalise to their own tastes. A new colour, design or even manufacturing technique can inspire how he designs the style and shape of the sofas he creates. His work at DFS allows him to stay true to his passion for working with natural fabrics and materials that have been manufactured in the UK.

Philip

Director of design
at DFS

Lauren

Job Title:

Product designer at DFS

Favourite sofa: Spritz

Lauren’s role at DFS ranges from designing products and selecting fabrics to ultimately creating the future looks of the DFS products. With her background in fine art, Lauren has a meticulous eye for detail which helps her design beautiful and quality pieces of furniture.

Lauren

Product designer
at DFS

Lauren Aardman

Rob

Job Title:

Senior designer at DFS

Favourite sofa:

House Beautiful Lydia

As a DFS Senior Designer Rob manages design briefs for various branded ranges and works with brand partners to create furniture from initial sketches through to production ready products.

Rob

Senior designer
at DFS


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