News from John Sankey


This August we are launching our new advertising campaign, featuring the Mitford Lounger. The advert will be shown in Homes & Gardens, Woman & Home and Living Etc. magazines. Visit our advertising campaign page for further information about the featured sofa.

Mitford Lounger




 New for Summer 2016 - The Tuxedo Club Sofa

Tuxedo Club Snuggler

A smartly tailored, compact sofa with studding or piping detail. Available in small or snuggler size with an accompanying chair.


This summer the John Sankey pop-up shop visited the Great Yorkshire and Cheshire Shows, displaying a selection of our most popular models along with a range of limited edition accessories.

If you visited us at the show and would like any further information about the products and fabrics you saw, feel free to get in touch.




We are proud to continue our sponsorship of Chatsworth International Horse Trials in 2016. After a busy week launching our new model and fabric collection, the John Sankey team headed over to set up our pop-up shop in the grounds of Chatsworth House. Congratulations to all those who took part, we were truly impressed by the fantastic ability, athleticism and horses on show.

We are also delighted to announce our continued support of Emily Llewellyn and are looking forward to cheering her on as she competes this eventing season. 

John Sankey at Chatsworth International Horse Trials 2016The John Sankey pop-up shopThe John Sankey jumpEmily Llewellyn at Chatsworth Chatsworth Horse Trials 2016




Introducing our new Tuxedo Sofa and Chair group. Slick, crisp and elegant; the clean-cut lines of Tuxedo, with its sharply tailored outer edge and soft insides, will add a timeless glamour to living rooms. A twinkling stud detail can be added to reflect evening lighting.

 Tuxedo Large Sofa in Hudson Nero with studding detailStudding detail on the Tuxedo SofaTuxedo Club Chair with studding detail




This month we have welcomed two new apprentices into our factory teams. We are proud to support the development of young craftsmen and women who contribute to the sustainability of the British upholstery industry. From all of us at John Sankey we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

John Sankey at Christmas




October saw the launch of our new mobile-friendly website, optimised to help you find product information, images and news on-the-go. Additionally, the website has been updated with our new Autumn/Winter photography. Explore the sofa, chair and ottoman catalogue pages for new fabric and interior inspiration.

Fairbanks Lounger in Block Velvet Venetian Blue Crinoline Chair in Bizet InkJohn Sankey Mitford Lounger in Borghese Stardust Mitford Club and Boothby Round Ottoman   




September saw the launch of our new Autumn/Winter product and fabric collection to our stockists at the Long Point show. Visit the Matilda Sofa and Crawford Chair pages to take a look.

Matilda Sofa in Monty ShellIMG 1950The John Sankey jump at Blenheim Palace Horse Trials

 This month John Sankey supported Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials which was a fantastic success. The event recieved over 70,000 visitors and was much enjoyed by all. Skies remained blue throughout, allowing crowds to enjoy their picnics while watching horses leap over an incredible course of fences designed by Eric Winter. Congratulations to Clark Montgomery and Jonelle Price for winning the CCI3* and CIC3* categories respectively. 




We are delighted to announce John Sankey’s support of the 25th Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, one of the world’s leading three star eventing competitions. The event takes place in beautiful parkland surrounding Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site in Oxfordshire and attracts many of the world’s top riders and their up and coming horses.

John Sankey will have a pop-up shop at the event, displaying a range of our furniture and new limited-edition accessories, as well as providing a sofa for the ‘On the Sofa with….’ interviews in the learning area with famous equestrian personalities.

To find out more about Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials or to book tickets, visit their website

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials




Preparations are well underway for our new autumn product launches. Finishing touches are being added and photoshoots are taking place. The new pieces are truly individual, with never before seen elegant shapes and beautiful fabric textures. We are looking forward to showing you the results of our hard work in September. 

This month we created a quick quiz to help our Facebook and Twitter followers discover which John Sankey sofa is for them. With 18 sofa styles and hundreds of fabrics to customise with, there are endless opporunties to create your perfect sofa. Have a go yourself below.

 John Sankey sofa quiz












Many of our retailers have summer sales on over June, July and August. Visit their websites for more details. 




 John Sankey sponsored Chatsworth Horse Trials in May this year. The event offered a fantastic day out for families and equestrian sport enthusiasts, with thrilling cross country, skillful dressage and showjumping and a large shopping village. 

We ran a special social media competition at the horse trials with the lucky winner recieving a limited edition John Sankey hobby horse. The three runners up were each presented with one of our popular Pooch cushions. Thank you to all who entered. 

To view more pictures from the day, visit our Pinterest page.

 Pippa Funnell on the John Sankey Wainwright Chair


Congratulations to Pippa Funnel and Emily Llewellyn for winning the CIC3* and Novice sections. Pippa        won the John Sankey Wainwright Chair as a prize.