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The Hadley sofa
The Hadley sofa
The Hadley sofa
The Hadley sofa
The Hadley sofa
The Hadley sofa

The Hadley sofa


Named after legendary designer Albert Hadley who rose to fame in the 1950s for his modern design style, our Hadley sofa is a nod the clean lines and paired back design that became so iconic during the 50s and 60s.

A sofa of elegant proportions, the Hadley - like all our sofas - is amazingly comfortable. The Hadley is made with loose covers unless you would like it permanently upholstered which we’re happy to do on special request.

A postscript on Arthur Hadley

Albert Hadley carried on working well into his 90s. On his 85th birthday The New York Times interviewed one of his clients, Diana Quasha, about why she’d just chosen him for her project. “He’s still the hippest thing out there,” she said. “I don’t want it to be modern, and I don’t want it to be traditional. I want it to look interesting. Who else would I ask?”

A design philosophy close to our hearts - to create soulful furniture that make for interesting interiors is our passion. 


Ready to buy as shown in natural linen or upholster in your own choice of Volga Linen

Requires 14 meters of fabric 

Please contact us if you wish to have loose cover made in your own fabric as quantities may vary depending on pattern and repeats 

Order time 6 to 8 weeks

Hand-crafted with a lot of love


Length/Width 245 cm

Depth 170 cm

Seat height  55cm

Frame Height 83cm

Is there a White Elephant shop in Nairobi?

Our warehouse at No 18 Windy Lane, off Windy Ridge, where you are more than welcome to visit us Monday to Friday between 9.00am & 5.30pm and on Saturdays between 10.00am and 4.00pm. 

The warehouse is mostly for larger furniture items and a smaller range of home accessories.

We have another outlet within the Langata Link shopping complex where we display mostly home accessories and one or two pieces of furniture. 

If an item you're interested in is NOT stocked at Windy Lane, it is indicated as being available at Langata Link shops in the product description. 

We look forward to seeing you at either outlet soon!


What is the Feel The Love service?

You're busy. Traffic is a nightmare. We know all this! SO, for only Kshs 2,500/- (per piece of furniture within Greater Nairobi) we'll bring your items to you! If you love it, you can just pay our driver with a credit card or Mpesa the money over. If you don't, well, we'll just take it away again! 

Please note that some of our larger items of furniture may not fit in our vehicle, but we'll let you know what's possible when we see what you're interested in. 

Contact us for more information on this service or any other enquires you may have. We are here to help! 


100% money back guarantee

If you have paid for a piece of furniture on line and it turns out to be totally different to what you imagined when you see it, we promise to give you back your money there and then. 

Please note that once you have collected from us, or accepted delivery & installed a piece in your home, we assume you are happy with your goods and will not refund after this point. 

Please do contact us for more information on this or any service. We are here to help! 

Where is this furniture made?

All the furniture in the Classic Collection is hand crafted in our own workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

What do you mean by traditional hand crafted furniture?

Our furniture is made to exacting standards by master craftsmen who have been practising their trade for decades. 

All our frames are made without a single nail or screw. We use wooden dowels - or pegs - to join wood because a nail or screw over time can work loose with repeated use and start to squeak. 

Our bases are made with either zig-zag or coil springs over which we create a hessian "pad" with stuffed coir (coconut) fibre, which is then hand stitched to the springs for lasting shape and comfort. We then add a layer of high density foam topped with soft dacron for final soft-to-the-touch finish. 

Finally, our legs are turned out of sustainably sourced White Oak and finished with solid brass castors we import from the U.K. 

How do I order a piece from the Classic Collection?

It's easy!

1. Add the piece(s) of furniture you want to your basket

2. Add the fabric choice and quantity you like to your basket

3. Go to checkout and select "Payment on Collection" option. We will then recieve a notification of your furniture and fabric choices and contact you directly for a 70% deposit which you can pay either by cheque, mpesa, bank transfer remotely or by credit card in store. 

4. That's it! 4-6 weeks later we'll be in touch to let you know your furniture is ready. Balance of payment is due on collection or delivery.