pacha 2 seat sofa with 3 armrests
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 optional 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 Sofa is a joyfully modernist creation which embraces both extreme comfort and effortless versatility. While the overall feel is organic and hyper-relaxed, Paulin's obsession for ergonomic precision and craftsmanship can only be fully appreciated by sitting in one of his striking creations. The options of added armrests on the sides and middle provide even more support, allowing one to lean with ease to any side.
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 sofa works as part of a living space seating combination. The modular option offers endless combinations: The added armrest provides even more support, allowing one to lean with ease to either side.