Sofamaker Arlo & Jacob will open its new Bristol store – the company’s second showroom, and its first outside of London – on 14th August.

Located on 94c Whiteladies Road, an area already busy with interiors brands, the new 4500 sqft store will house an extensive collection of sofas, chairs and accessories, all of which are handmade in Long Eaton.

Bristol is a natural base for the expanding family-centric sofa brand, and will be the first of a number of regional Arlo & Jacob locations scheduled to open in the coming year, says MD Nick Wasey.

“We are going through a very exciting transition right now," he adds. "We’ve listened to our customers and understand just how important experiencing the product first-hand is, and Bristol marks a significant milestone in expanding our bricks-and-mortar presence. It’s a thriving city, a fantastic retail destination, and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming our new South-west neighbours into the showroom – whether they're looking to try or buy, or for advice of inspiration, our doors will be open.”

The opening will create six new jobs.