The department store group’s fashion director Christine Kasoulis said Home sales were down 7.2% on last year. Outdoor living performed the best with sales up 10.9% on last year.
This week, a new sculptural furniture collection called ‘Open Home’ developed by London-based design studio Doshi Levien for John Lewis, goes on sales in selected shops and online.
The 13-piece collection is inspired by Scandinavian modernism and mid-century Italian design.
Electrical and Home Technology sales were up 1.1%. Sales of mobile phones and photography continued to grow with sales up 32.1% on last year, partly due to the launch last week of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone. Vision also had a strong week with sales up 9.7%.
Fashion sales were up 0.5%. Sales of beauty, wellbeing and leisure products were up 4.1%. Sales of clothing were impacted by the colder weather but womenswear still grew by 2.6% year on year, with casualwear performing the strongest.
Doshi Levien for John Lewis Nami chair, £1,119