Our Story

Sofa Riot is a family run business. Owner and chief sofa maker Joe Wookey established his company in Bristol 1998, where he first opened his shop in Stoke's Croft. Here, he and his team learnt so much from customers over the years.

    "When it comes to designing and building sofas and armchairs,

our experience underpins everything we do"

Frame Building at the Workshop, Gloucestershire

Frame Building at the Workshop, Gloucestershire

Now 2015, Sofa Riot has moved to its Gloucestershire workshop, positioned between Bristol and Stroud.

     "Producing great quality furniture, we keep our prices very reasonable by

keeping our overheads low"

In essence Sofa Riot swapped the city life for fresh air and roaming hills and now all our wonderful sofas and armchairs are made from the decadent glory of a dutch barn!

Focusing our attention on the making of each item and liaising with customers on an individual level we offer a truly hand crafted, bespoke service from beginning to end.

To see the quality and craftsmanship that goes into all of our products, customers can come and see their items built up, before they are covered.  Alternatively we can keep customers updated with photos as their items are being created.  We send out fabric samples to your door so you can best match the fabric to the setting it will be in.

We believe in clear communication throughout to ensure all design, structure and comfort needs are met. 

"We offer a bespoke service as well as a range of our own

     much loved and tested products available to order"

We offer a bespoke service and can create items based on a favourite magazine clipping, a sketch or another product spotted elsewhere. We also have a range of our own much loved and tested products available to order through the website.


Why not have a browse of our website and get inspired to create your dream piece of furniture! 

                                            Your Sofa, Your Chair, Your Corner Unit

 Any Size, Any Colour, Any Style

       Hand Built from Scratch