The original Pasha was a design Konstantin Grcic worked on for SCP in the 1990s, but it did not go beyond the prototype stage. This design revisits the idea of the original, which was to create a deep sofa with a particularly reclined sitting position. This version is made up of two sections, a fully upholstered elasticated webbed base, which in profile has a geometric curved line reminiscent of an extended ski-jump, and two polyester filled upholstered pads that sit on top of the frame.
The pads contain tubular strips that run horizontally along the length of the design and are secured in place by a steel bar that is sewn into the top end, which hangs over the back edge of the frame as a weight. The sofa is armless and the cushion sections run slightly over the edge of the base at each end, with a dividing line running vertically in the centre of the seat.
The Pasha looks equally at home in public or domestic environments. It is neatly proportioned, firm, comfortable and very tactile, made in a noticeably textured fabric. The design blends strong angular lines and natural curves, creating softness in a formal typology.
Made to order in Norfolk, England.
Available in a wide range of other fabrics and leathers.
H 77 W 155 D 93 cm
Made to order - Lead time 6-8 weeks.
Leather/Fabric: 17msq/ 10msq
Price from £2,550
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.