Taking inspiration from upholstery designs of the 1920s, Faudet-Harrison have created a very simple sofa, notable for the use of continuous curves and a straight line sewn lengthways down the middle of the piece. It is made from a European hardwood frame, zig-zag springs, jute webbing, hessian straps and covered with a mix of materials that includes natural fibres, animal hair and wool. The legs are made from oak or aluminium.
The back rises up in a straight line vertically from the bottom of the frame, but it gently curves round at either end of the design. The seat is very deep and has a pleasing line detail stitched into it. Continuous is a sophisticated design that offers a number of possibilities in configuration. It is visually light, well-proportioned and ideal for contract environments.
Also available as a three seat sofa. Made to order in Norfolk, England.
This version of the Continuous sofa is upholstered in Hallingdal with aluminium legs. Also available in a wide range of other fabrics and leathers.
H 75 W 223 D 85 cm
Seat Height 43 cm
Made to order - Lead time 6-8 weeks.
Leather (included or excluding cushions): 13msq
Fabric (excluding cushions): 6 msq
Fabric (including cushions): 7 msq
Price from £2,718
Sofa in Sight
A collection that explores ideas in modern upholstery making through six different sofas.
Designs by Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate.
The sofa is a piece of furniture rooted in Western culture, in ideas of comfort and in thoughts about the modern home. How did the typology come into being? How are they made? What is their future? We wondered how six very different designers would respond to exactly the same brief: Create a new sofa design using our specialist upholstery making factory in Norfolk, where we only use renewable materials, traditional techniques and highly skilled craftsmen.
With thanks to world-leading textile company Kvadrat for supplying the fabrics and to Farrow for selecting the colour scheme.