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Ian Archer Furniture Designer

Ian Archer

Ian Archer is a sofa designer and award winning furniture expert. After studying furniture design, Ian launched his own consultancy and went on to work with clients across the world.

Ian’s partnered with world famous brands like Ercol, Heal’s, Wesley Barrell and John Lewis, winning a Design Guild Mark Award in 2013 in recognition of his commitment to British design and craftsmanship.

While style is integral to his practice, integrity, comfort, sustainability and quality are the pillars of Ian’s design ethos. A love of the classics and a knack for the modern makes Ian the perfect designer for Arlo & Jacob.



Jessica Zoob Furniture Designer

Jessica Zoob

You’ll find Jessica Zoob’s beautiful impressionist paintings on some of our scatter cushions.

After training at Central School of Art and Nottingham University, she worked as a theatre designer and now, exclusively, as a contemporary artist. Her recent commissions include works for The Lancaster Hyde Park and a palace in Dubai.

Winner of the Elle Deco award - Best British Pattern 2014. Jessica Zoob is one to watch.

Daniel Heath Furniture Designer

Daniel Heath

One of the designers behind our scatter cushions, Daniel Heath is known for his whimsical and sophisticated illustrations. Trained in the traditional process of silk-screen printing at the Royal College of Art, he set up his studio in 2006 to make bespoke, hand-printed wallpapers and crafted material surfaces.

Daniel employs contemporary processes such as laser engraving to re-adorn heritage materials using his hand-drawn designs, creating a refined collection of interior surfaces and product that are not only beautifully made, but compassionately manufactured.

Chris Eckersley Furniture Designer

Chris Eckersley

Chris Eckersley is the newest designer to join the Arlo & Jacob family. Having studied Sculpture initially, Chris then went on to complete an MA in Design Studies at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins University, and later became a Visiting Tutor at the university for the MA Design programme.

Chris was awarded The Prince’s Medal by HRH The Prince of Wales himself in 2002 at the V&A Classic Design Awards. Having designed for leading British retailers such as The Conran Shop, Liberty and John Lewis, there is no better person to design an iconic statement chair for Arlo & Jacob full of sleek, strong lines.

Designer Fabrics

Designer Fabrics

We don’t only work with designers for our sofas and cushions. We work with some of the best designer fabric houses such as Designers Guild, Harlequin & Casamance to bring you the best selection of fabrics. If by chance you want something a little different, we can make sure you can get your perfect sofa in your perfect fabric.

Sometimes the best fabrics are found in the most obscure places. If you happen to have found a beautiful fabric along your travels and think it would look amazing upholstered on one of our chairs, call our showroom team to talk about creating the perfect chair.

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