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SCP upholstery | Under the skin

SCP upholstery is made by hand at our specialist factory in Norfolk, England. In recent years we have undergone a process to eliminate petrochemical based foams from our upholstery. We are now proud to be making the core range of SCP upholstery from sustainable materials, including horsehair, rubberised coconut fibre, wool and recycled polyester fibre. All of our upholstery frames are made using FSC approved beech at our in house frame making facility. See below for our top six pieces of sustainable upholstery with designs by Matthew HiltonDonna WilsonTerence Woodgate and Faudet-Harrison.

Beautiful proportion and the delicate contrast of long straight lines and natural curves give the Oscar collection (pictured above) its reserve and humility. A collection of designs, by Matthew Hilton, perfect for those who like their modernity laced with a little familiarity.

Oscar three seat sofa in Kvadrat Molly fabric, as shown £3,700.



A playful response to the problem of occasional seating, Donna Wilson’s pouffes come in three shapes and sizes. They are upholstered in either knitted lamb’s wool or double cloth woven panels reminiscent of orange segments. Each pouffe is made from a Calico bag filled with recycled polyester fibre. Shown above in Field Day fabric, which Donna has designed in collaboration with SCP. The wool for this collection is specially spun and dyed in England and then woven in Wales using a time-honoured double cloth weaving technique. Soft, shapely and robust enough to roll down hills, the pouffe collection is also available in Nos Da, Bora Da, Zig Zag and Braid Caspian fabric.

Frank pouffe in Field Day Black Forest fabric, as shown £445.
Ernest pouffe in Field Day Spring reverse fabric, as shown £365.
Henry pouffe in Field Day Dew Drop fabric, as shown £235.



A low-lying modern interpretation of the classic English chesterfield, the sustainable 2014 edition Lansdowne sofa is a piece that sits comfortably in both domestic and commercial settings. Designed by Terence Woodgate, the sofa’s slim 19mm legs are available in bronze plated or polished steel. The sofa is available as a conventional armchair, chaise longue and sofa, or as a versatile modular sofa system to allow for L shaped configurations. The Lansdowne is a design for the ages, elegant and modest in style.

Lansdowne four seat sofa in Kvadrat Molly fabric, as shown £4,875.



Launched in 1991, the iconoclastic Balzac designed by Matthew Hilton is a wonderfully proportioned piece, luxurious in comfort and essentially the last word in the world of club armchairs and sofas. The sustainable 2014 edition Balzac is made with an FSC approved beech frame, jute webbing and hessian straps and then covered with a mix of materials. It comes with a feather filled seat cushion and American oak legs. Also available as a two and three seat sofa.

Balzac armchair and ottoman in Sorensen Utah Russet leather, as shown £3,296.



The Kenneth sofa by design duo Faudet-Harrison is a visually light piece that blends comfort with a formal sensibility. With space saving in mind, the sofa covers a small footprint and sits proudly on tall gently tapered solid ash legs. This piece is designed to create a cradle like sitting position, with curvaceous support provided by the generously upholstered arms and back.

Kenneth two seat sofa in Bute Tweed fabric, as shown £2,692.



The sustainable 2013 edition of the Woodgate sofa system designed by Terence Woodgate has a slim and neat look with subtle curves and a refined set of 19mm legs, available in bronze plated or polished steel. The sofa is available as a conventional armchair, chaise longue and sofa, or as a versatile modular sofa system to allow for L shaped configurations. The Woodgate sofa system is a visually light and lean design, progressive in its conception and modest in style.

Woodgate three seat sofa in Elmo Elmotique leather, as shown £5,570.

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