About Us

OKA is a love affair with living well. Since the very beginning, OKA has been on a mission to create things that make time spent with friends and family more memorable. They believe that’s the secret to living beautifully: enjoying it.

OKA was founded in 1999 by three great friends with a passion for beautiful, practical and comfortable homes. From the start, the OKA team has called on talented artisans from all over the world to bring its ideas to life. OKA's furniture and homewares prioritise beauty, comfort and style, but items are chosen for their integrity, not because they fit a prescribed look. The magic of OKA is in the mix: unique pieces designed in England and sourced from around the globe, rich textures and patterns, and timeless furniture profiles. It’s ever-changing but unwaveringly British; elegant and easy-going, sophisticated but never stuffy. 

22 years later, Co-Founder Sue Jones remains at the helm as Creative Director. With Sue’s vision OKA has become a destination for interiors enthusiasts, season after season inspiring people to confidently create a home that reflects their personality. A space where nothing is too precious or perfect to be enjoyed. 

OKA's 13 UK stores are a place of discovery and inspiration, where customers can touch and feel the products and see them displayed in roomsets. OKA launched in the US in autumn 2019 with an online offering and seasonal magazine. Its first US retail store opened in Houston in spring 2021, its second store opened in Dallas in November, with Westport Connecticut opening in spring 2022.  

How would you describe your style?

"The OKA look is quintessentially British: full of warmth and personality. Elegant classics and unique pieces sourced from a life well-travelled are layered with rich texture, colour and pattern. It all comes together to create a look that feels perfectly put together but never predictable.

OKA was born out of a desire to offer something different and unexpected. It remains a treasure trove of unusual finds and statement pieces, perfect for adding the finishing touches or a dash of drama. It’s a destination for people who like their home to be a reflection of who they are and what they love, rather than adhering to a prescribed 'look'."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Tailored by OKA is our handmade-to-order upholstery collection with over 800 combinations to choose from. Our Tailored pieces are brought to life by a family-run business that has been making furniture in their English workshop for decades. The sofas, armchairs, loveseats and footstools are made to an exceptional level using a mixture of contemporary and traditional techniques.

The four shapes currently available are a combination of classic and contemporary styles, with the construction varying to give each its signature look. 

All styles are available in three fabrics: Belgian linen (stonewashed or laundered) and OKA’s exclusive range of sumptuous cotton velvet. With 18 shades, ranging from a neutral Oyster-hued linen to a dense Charcoal velvet, and a whole spectrum of bold hues in between, you’re bound to find a colour that perfectly complements whatever interior scheme you’re planning; or refresh your existing one.

We can arrange for our Tailored pieces to be created in your choice of material, or in a fabric sourced exclusively for your home. Get in touch with our Interior Design Service to discuss refreshing a room, with a Tailored by OKA sofa as the centrepiece."

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