London Design Festival 2015: the Sofa in Sight exhibition at London shop SCP attributes seats by designers Konstantin Grcic, Faudett-Harrison and the first furniture by Michael Anastassiades .


The Sofa in Sight assortment contains six new patterns for SCP in celebration its 30th anniversary this yr. The selection pays tribute to the British brand’s historical past of manufacturing upholstered furnishings, which has been produced at a factory in Norfolk, England, given that 1991.


“The sofa is a piece of furnishings rooted in Western culture, in concepts of comfort and in ideas about the modern day house,” explained a statement from SCP.

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Anastassiades, identified for his sculptural lighting, has created his debut furnishings layout as portion of the assortment.

Michael Anastassiades' Rochester sofa Michael Anastassiades’ Rochester sofa

His two-seat sofa is made for these spending longer amounts of time in communal offices or public spaces.

Michael Anastassiades' Rochester sofa Michael Anastassiades’ Rochester sofa

“Public furnishings is typically placed in waiting regions or spaces of transition, and now most men and women are now very likely to be engaging with operate, social networks or other media whilst in these area,” SCP said. “Gone are the days of sitting in a stark reception location on a Barcelona chair checking your watch.”

Michael Anastassiades' Rochester sofa Michael Anastassiades’ Rochester sofa

Wood panels form an enclosed rectangular seat and back, with padded surfaces lining the inside.

A lower pedestal with a textile surface, which can be employed as a footrest or a table, has also been designed to match.

Konstantin Grcic's Pasha sofa Konstantin Grcic’s Pasha sofa

German designer Konstantin Grcic’s Pasha sofa was initially designed for SCP in the 1990s, but never created it into manufacturing.

Now launching as element of this range, the up to date sofa facilitates a reclined seating angle – created by a seat that rests on a totally upholstered base and curves up to type the backrest.

Konstantin Grcic's Pasha sofa Konstantin Grcic’s Pasha sofa

The armless design and style has a ribbed surface that is divided into two sections vertically down the middle, every decorated with long thin cushions.

“This design and style brings collectively sturdy angular lines with normal curves, creating softness in a formal typology,” said SCP.

Other seating styles launched by Grcic this 12 months consist of a chair with a backrest shaped like a pool noodle and a range assembled from flat wooden planes.

Faudet Harrison's Continuous sofa Faudet Harrison’s Continuous sofa

Layout studio Faudet-Harrison – based mostly in the two London and Amsterdam – took references from 1920s furniture for its sofa method, offered as 3-seater and L-shapes configurations as properly as a bench.

For the sofa designs, the back gently curves close to the seat to form the arms, although seam information generate minimal decorations across the surfaces.

London designer Lucy Kurrein’s latest journey to Mexico influenced the design for her Tepee sofa.

Lucy Kurrein's Tepee sofa Lucy Kurrein’s Tepee sofa

“Kurrein was struck by how many houses did not use sofas or armchairs at all – rather hammocks and cushions – so decided to re-assess the sofa typology itself,” explained SCP.

The sprung seat cushions are positioned on “hammocks” of material hung from a frame of cylindrical wooden elements, although the padded back and arm support are tucked in behind.

Terence Woodgate's Linear sofa Terence Woodgate’s Linear sofa

The Sofa in Sight assortment also contains pieces by British furniture designers Terence Woodgate and Matthew Hilton, who have each designed sofas with sloping armrests and thin metal legs.

In SCP’s Shoreditch shop, the patterns are on show in each brightly coloured upholstery on the ground floor and much more neutral tones upstairs – all employing resources from Danish textile brand Kvadrat.

Matthew Hilton's Solstice sofa Matthew Hilton’s Solstice sofa

Launched in 1985 by Sheridan Coakley with a showroom on Curtain Street in London’s Shoreditch, SCP has because turn into one particular of the UK’s most essential design retailers, as nicely as a commissioning and producing its very own merchandise.

As component of its 30-yr celebrations, SCP relaunched some of its iconic items – including British designer Jasper Morrison’s 1st developed patterns – in Milan earlier this 12 months. These items are also on present at the store on Curtain Street for the duration of London Design Festival 2015, which runs from 19 to 27 September.



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