The Florence Daybed | Haines x Lorfords Contemporary

A new addition to our design collaboration with Haines - a partnership which focuses on creating luxury furnishings in the most sustainable way possible - The Florence daybed has been created to sit alongside our best-selling Hendal slipper chair. With its backless design, The Florence makes an ideal piece for relaxed lounging or as an end-of-bed piece.

Handmade to order in our Cotswolds workshop, each is constructed with an FSC certified beech wood frame and all natural inner fillings including calico, hemp, cotton webbing, wool, twine, paper, jute, coir, feather and down, recycled textiles and natural latex foam cushioning. Considered to be one of the best eco-friendly foams to use, natural latex is a 100% natural product made from renewable sources, as well as being fully biodegradable and recyclable. 

Shown here, covers are all made from repurposed luxury fabrics taken from the Haines collection, surplus stock textiles that have been saved from ending up in landfill. An undulating base curve is complemented with hand-turned bobbin legs, and both top and bolster cushions are finished with piping to give a neat, tailored look.

The Florence is available in a range of custom fabrics, including those from the full Haines collection, as well as Lorfords Contemporary’s own Vintage Cloth collection which is made from salvaged antique linens and hemps using natural dyes.

Height: 60cm
Width: 180cm 
Depth: 71cm 

The price shown is inclusive of VAT. For trade pricing please enquire at

Amount of plain fabric required: 12m

Leg design: Bobbin oak leg with floor protectors

Leg finish options by Lorfords Contemporary

We build our armchairs up from a hardwood beech frame, using traditional methods and materials. With hand-tied coil-sprung seat, arms and back. 

Where cushions are used, what makes them so comfortable is the high down content (50% down, 50% feather in seat, and 70% down, 30% feather in back). The down gives the cushions lovely softness, while the feathers provide loft and spring.

Where castors are used, they have been individually hand-cast by traditional English metal crafters to a very high standard, and a variety of finishes can be achieved. We use the antique brass finish as standard.

Where legs are used, they can be either tapered or turned and come in a variety of woods and finishes (see 'Leg Options' tab for more details). We use medium oak as standard.

All of our furniture can be made completely bespoke. We want this to be your perfect armchair, so if you want it a bit bigger or smaller, softer or firmer, or anything else just ask we will do our best to accommodate.

The price excludes fabric. If you need some help finding the perfect fabric, let us know. Fabric quantities for standard models in plain fabric are shown in the product description. For patterns, and bespoke sizes, get in touch and we can advise on fabric quantity.