Happy Birthday DOVA!

A year already? That's right, this August DOVA is turning 1 and we couldn't be more excited about it! And what a better way to celebrate than to revisit how DOVA came to be and what's in store for the future (oh, and cake of course!).

The seeds of DOVA were planted during the end of Rhona's pregnancy and the beginning of my own. Rhona was on the hunt for one of these prized "play sofas", but couldn't find one here in the UK. We asked ourselves how hard it could be to design a sofa that was strong enough for play, but stylish enough to sit out in our living rooms. We set to work brainstorming, drawing, and sewing until we ended up with a design we were happy with. During this time, Rhona's baby, Max, was born and even sat on Zoom for his first DOVA meeting at just a few days old. With a design in hand, we then had to choose the perfect fabric and the right partners to assemble the DOVA.

Armed with our first prototypes, we organised our first photoshoot in preparation for the launch. Rhona seamlessly tackled a children filled day in the studio, complete with a chocolate cake smash. I wasn't able to make the shoot as our son, Spencer, decided to enter the world on the same day. He's been a great helper from day one and has been by my side for many swatch pack cutting sessions!

Little did we know this was just the beginning. In the last year we have all learned more than we ever could imagine. We have loved seeing little builders bring the DOVA to life through your photos and videos. Rhona and I are the ones at the other end of every e-mail, Instagram message, swatch pack - you name it! Each and every order that comes through is received with such gratitude.

We would like to thank each and every one of your for your support. We couldn't do it without you all. Happy birthday, DOVA, we can't wait to see what the next year brings!