Getting Silverstone closed down for the afternoon is no mean feat… but we managed it

The Sofa Web and Design are a design agency that provide a multitude of creative services including graphic design in the Sheffield area as well as the Doncaster area. We also provide website design and digital marketing services to a wide range of local, regional and national customers. The element that we think makes us different is our sofa. We have a fifteen year history of being creative with our sofa. Yes, it is still the same one, and no we don’t photoshop. Here’s our story.

Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Croft and of course, Silverstone. In the early days, The Sofa Web and Design used to get about a bit due to the fact that we sponsored a British touring car driver and a BMW series driver. A lot of Summer weekends were spent with the familes taking in these racing events that took place around the country. We even managed to wangle a photo opportunity at the home of British Motorsports, Silverstone.

Closing off the racetrack for an hour while we took the pictures was indeed a privilege. We even got to drive our own cars around the racetrack. I must admit that the thrill wasn’t the same in my Volkswagen Bora as it would have been in the BMW, but it still was a memorable day. For some of the shots we had to sit on the sofa in the middle of the racetrack while the BMW came whizzing past at over 100mph, about a metre away from my side of the sofa. The adrenaline kicked in as you heard the car approaching fast from behind us, engine screaming.

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We even found time for a bit of fun with The Sofa on one of Silverstone’s bends. Trying to recreate a crash scene, the sofa had overun one of the corners and deposited in both in the gravel. I’m not sure how happy the ground staff would have been as we spolit their immaculate parallel line system. I think they would have been around with the tractors after that. We finished off the day sitting comfortably in the home straight watching the cars being put through their paces with out of season testing.

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We have always been about the relationship aspect of business. For over a decade our famous sofa has toured the country, turning up in all kinds of peculiar places, not least outside Arkwright’s newsagents in ‘Still Open All Hours’. The sofa is a symbol of ‘let’s sit down and talk about your business’. This approach, along with our creative and passionate approach to producing your Branding & Graphic Design, Web Design & Development and Digital, Content & Social Media Marketing, have enabled us to build up a reputation we are proud of.

So if you are after graphic design in the Sheffield area, get in touch on 01302 315030 or email

We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you sometime soon! Come and sit on the Sofa