A new Italian leather upholstery programme will launch at the January Furniture Show under the International Contemporary Designs (ICD) label.

The enterprise—headed by managing director Hans Thorn—will establish a London sales and customer service office to joins its presence in Italy.

Mr Thorn said: “We will import in bulk and the savings will be passed directly to the retailers, allowing them to be competitive with larger groups.”

ICD is launching a ten-strong leather upholstery collection, with plans to stock the range in the UK to enable delivery within ten days. It is partnering furniture logistics specialist Andrew Porter for warehousing and home delivery and FIRA for after sales services. It is also planning a dedicated UK website.