On 15th October, DFS founder Lord Kirkham's new retail brand, Fabb Sofas, opened its first store – on Southampton's Hedge End Retail Park – as well as its new website.

According to the Fabb Sofas website, others will follow, in Croydon, Watford, Orpington, Nottingham and Edinburgh.

The Fabb Projects Ltd board comprises a number of executives who formerly worked with Lord Kirkham at DFS.