Are your defining experiences of shopping for furniture blue, yellow and covered in umlauts? It doesn’t have to be that way.
A case in point is SCP. Sheridan Coakley’s design-conscious contemporary furniture store has been a fixture on Shoreditch’s Curtain Road for nearly thirty years, predating the influx of pop-up seeking hipsters. The stock, a mixture of SCP’s own line, guest brands and designer collaborations, is selected on the principle that functional, long-lasting furniture can be beautiful, too – there’s statement items for every space in the home, down to the tiniest of details.
Lovely furniture doesn’t come cheap, though, so it’s worth setting your alarm for the annual sale this Saturday, held in their Bermondsey warehouse. Prices of lighting, upholstery and furniture are slashed by around 80 percent, so you can live the Changing Rooms dream (without then living the bit in Grand Designs where they run out of money and have to live in a caravan.)
Pieces available include a leather Balzac ottoman produced in collaboration with Matthew Hitlon, several pairs of Compass trestles and armchairs galore. A full list is published on the SCP website – arrive early if something catches your eye, as it’s first come, first served.
As for transporting your new findings back across London? We’ll leave you to sort that one out.
Sat Aug 23, 9am-2pm, SCP Warehouse Sale, 80 Druid St, SE1 2HQ.
For more bargain hunting head over to The Goodwood Store Yard Sale.
By Katie Rosseinsky