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June 2016

ScS News 2016-06-28

The history of La-Z-Boy

After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than sprawling out on your recliner sofa in front of the TV, and when it comes to recliner sofas, there is one brand that springs to mind – La-Z-Boy!

La-Z-Boy sofas are exclusively manufactured for ScS in the UK, but how much do you know about America’s bestselling recliner sofa, other than Joey’s famous La-Z-Boy chair in Friends?

The famous sofa brand dates back to 1928 when cousins Edward M. Knabusch and Edwin J. Shoemaker partnered and invested in the furniture business in the small town of Monroe, Michigan.

They set out to design a chair for what they called ‘nature’s way of relaxing.’ Using orange crates to mock-up and refine their idea, they invented a ‘wood-slat porch’ chair with a reclining mechanism.

Knabusch and Shoemaker then upholstered their innovation and marketed it as a ‘year-round chair.’ The chair was a success and they held a contest to name it — La-Z-Boy was the winner.

Between their formation in 1928 and 1969, La-Z-Boy focused primarily on recliner chairs, before introducing recliner and static sofas to their highly successful brand, a wide range of which are designed exclusively for ScS.

Many of our La-Z-Boy ranges feature a unique slouch recliner action, and there are over 50 reclining settings, so you will be sure to find the perfect for setting for optimum comfort.

Fast forward 47 years and the La-Z-Boy brand has gone from strength to strength, now selling products in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom (exclusively for ScS).

Using only the finest fabrics and premium leathers from around the world, you can rest assured your new furniture is built to last. ScS offer a 10-year limited warranty on the robust frames and steel springs on all our La-Z-Boy products.

Why not spread the cost of your new La-Z-Boy sofa with 4 years free credit, 0% APR representative?

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Entertainment 2016-06-07

The most iconic sofas on TV and the facts behind them

Over the years, a number of sofas have become so iconic within TV shows that they are almost as recognisable as the characters themselves. Here’s our top five, and the stories behind them:

You’re in my spot! Described as ‘the single point of consistency in an ever changing world’, Sheldon’s spot on the left of The Big Bang Theory’s iconic brown leather sofa has become so intertwined with his awkward personality, that the show could not function without it. But, it’s more than simple OCD, as Sheldon explains: “In the winter that seat is close enough to the radiator to remain warm, and yet not so close as to cause perspiration. In the summer it’s directly in the path of a cross breeze created by open windows there, and there. It faces the television at an angle that is neither direct, thus discouraging conversation, nor so far wide to create a parallax distortion.”

Can you imagine having a permanent reservation for the best seat in your favourite coffee shop? For over a decade that’s exactly what the Friends’ gang had in Central Perk as their social lives revolved around the iconic morhair orange couch. While the sofa always seemed conveniently free, especially for a central New York coffee shop, you may not have noticed, there was always a reserved sign on the sofa, especially for the gang!

The Simpsons’ sofa is arguably the most iconic cartoon sofa on TV, with the opening credits orientated around it in every episode. But, did you know, the scene plays a vital role in the length each ‘Simpsons’ episode. If an episode is shorter than usual, the couch scene is extended to fill time. Or, if an episode runs long, the scene is kept short.

Can you imagine listening sitting on the sofa for ten years listening to your dad telling the story of ‘How I Met Your Mother’? Penny and Luke Moseby spent a full decade on their black leather chesterfield sofa, listening to Ted’s story, but did you know, the scenes with the kids were filmed nine years before the finale because the actors would age and the producers wanted the children to look the same?

Dr Frasier Crane’s bachelor pad, overlooking the Seattle skyline, contains only the most carefully selected furniture, including his prized sofa, which is a copy of the one owned by Coco Chanel in Paris. Despite his hand-picked, exquisite furniture, it’s his father’s battered, striped armchair that steals the show!

As this list shows, your sofa says a lot about your personality, so make sure you take the time to pick the right one to suit you and your lifestyle. If you need some help, our sofa buying guide is full of useful hints and tips!