At Neptune, we believe that what’s underneath should be as well-made as any part of a design you can see. It’s the only way to ensure that a piece will last and last for generations. The frame of this sofa is built using only proper timber and trusted joinery techniques. The hope is that, when the fabric and fillings eventually need replacing in decades to come, the frame will be ready for reupholstery, as good as the day it was new.
While most of our upholstered pieces are made using serpentine springs (the horizontal, wavy kind), Caspar is a little different. Its design started with a vintage chair which featured eight-way, hand-tied springs, and Caspar’s shape (and the sofa’s smaller size) meant that we could use them in our design too. These hourglass-shaped springs are linked together so they work in unison to take your weight and offer consistent support across the whole seat.
Each of our sofas has its own filling ratio to best suit its proportions and character. In Caspar, that means a core of medium-density foam in its seat cushions surrounded by a perfectly plumped fibre and goose-feather wrap for a soft-drop, sink-into feel that still offers support. In the back, we’ve used just duck feather and down, with no foam, but these are channelled so they don’t all sink to the bottom with use.
Caspar is deep enough for curling up and relaxing in, but not so much that you can’t sit up straight and chat to friends. The backrest is neither very tall nor too short to offer support, while the arms (which are quite slim, to make the most of the footprint for seat space) are a great leaning-on height.
While Caspar’s oak front legs are straight and simple, the back ones kick out slightly in a playful way. The studs also add lots of character, hinting at Caspar’s vintage origins and running around all the outside edges of the sofa as well as inside the seat along the arms. Their metal finish will change depending on the fabric you choose.
From chair to sofa
When we decided to reimagine our Caspar armchair as a sofa, we spent months refining the size, the filling and the shape of the frame to make sure that the transition was a smooth one. We arrived at two sofa sizes that are increments of the chair (two chairs to the two-seater, and so on), so each seat cushion feels very generous. And we passed the improved fillings and backrest slope onto the chair as well, so it too, could benefit from the extra attention.
Delivered to you, safe and sound
From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.
Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.
When it comes to designs upholstered in a made-to-order fabric or painted in a bespoke colour, there’s also a 20% returns/cancellation fee. We’d love to not have to charge a penny for this, but as they’re made just for you, we can’t always guarantee that we’ll be able to sell them again.
If you’ve bought something from us outside the UK or Ireland, just get in touch with the store you bought it from – or with our international team if you bought it through them – and they’ll let you know how you can return or exchange it.
And talk to our international team on +44 (0)1793 427 427 or at email@example.com.
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Caspar: the engineering behind the design
Several seasons ago, our design team created Caspar – a club armchair that’s all about heritage, from its oak legs and brass studs to its tan leather upholstery. Its neat proportions, its ever-so soft sit and its old-world curb appeal all went down a storm and soon, many of you were asking whether a sofa shape could one day come into the collection.