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pacha ottoman

by Pierre Paulin from GUBI

pacha ottoman

Design Pierre Paulin, 1975
Metal Base, foam, upholstery
Made in Denmark by Gubi

Iconic designer Pierre Paulin's vision was to create a sensation of 'sitting on clouds'. Pacha was ahead of its time when it was launched in the 1970s and the design was the result of extensive research into the notion of comfort. Today it is again setting trends. It has attracted a lot of attention from GUBI aficionados, as its low, plump style gains popularity fifty years on.

Achieving such a rounded organic form with cut foam and then upholstering it smoothly requires a special sewing technique and results in a highly crafted piece of furniture. The structured softness of the Pacha Collection rewards the sitter with relaxation akin to sitting on the clouds that inspired it. The Ottoman started out as a footstool but is so comfortable that it can be used as a seat in its own right.

Curvaceous, soft and low-slung, the Pacha Ottoman is a perfect companion to the Pacha Lounge Chair and Sofa. It can also be enjoyed as a comfortable and informal seat in its own right.

French furniture designer Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was known for the sought-after classics resulting from successful collaborations with Thonet and Artifort: the Mushroom (1959), Tongue (1963) and Ribbon (1966) chairs. Today, his designs can be found in contemporary art and design collections around the world, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The Pacha Lounge collection works as part of living space seating combinations or to create a cozy corner in combination with the Pacha Ottoman. The modular option offers endless combinations: The added armrest provides even more support, allowing one to lean with ease to either side. There is also a choice between a fixed or swiveling base.

14.5" h | 28.3" w | 27.5" d | 33 lbs.

$2,299.00 + free shipping (curbside delivery in the continental US)
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Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin created a series of sculptural chairs with an inner structure of steel tubing, covered in foam and fabric. His work with Artifort helped usher in a new, playful and friendly vibe in furniture design in the 1960's.
GUBI is dedicated to celebrating the luxury of life. Designs that combine the past and the present for the new to evolve. GUBI is pursuing perfection with passion and courage. Evolution is the essence.


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