An SCP photoshoot is best seen up close. A fact that makes the pictures of our new Sofa in Sight collection, the nuclear location it was shot in and the in-between moments all the more special.
Cast your eyes below to see the new upholstery collection through the camera lens – taken in the desert-like dunes of Dungeness.
Deftly designed by Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate, the Sofa in Sight collection is a showcase of SCP’s unique modern upholstery making.
Each designer responded very differently to the same brief and through their ideas and concepts, we get to explore what the sofa actually is, what it has been and what it may come to be in the future.
SCP will be presenting the new upholstery range at this year’s Salone del Mobile Milano from 12th to 17th April. Come see us at Fiera Milano, Rho-Pero. Pavilion 16, Stand D43.
The advent of new technologies has led to a change in behaviour within public spaces. Michael has designed a sofa that was inspired by the way people use these spaces as an opportunity to juggle work emails, social and calls. Featuring a high back and arms, it’s a comfortable enclosure for a little privacy. While a firm ottoman doubles up as a multifunctional seat, foot rest or a side table.
The Pasha sofa revisits a design Konstantin originally worked on in the early ‘90s but never went beyond the prototype stage. The idea was to create a sofa with a particularly reclined sitting position. It features a deeply-curved base that’s scalloped in texture. The design, which nods to both public and domestic settings, blends strong angular lines with natural curves – creating softness in a formal typology.
Drawing inspiration from upholstery designs of the ‘20s, Faudet-Harrison have created a refined sofa system which offers a number of possible configurations. It features continuous curves, sharp line detailing and a fully upholstered sprung frame. The well-proportioned design was a year in the making and created through a distillation process of sorts with the aesthetic becoming increasingly refined.
Matthew imagines sofas as sculptures in our everyday living spaces that confidently occupy a space. As such, the statement design he created for SCP, stemmed from the idea to create a fully-upholstered piece that sits directly on the floor at the back. Subtle piping and seam details on the arms and cushion faces acts as a counterpoint to the swooping curve of the design that gently slopes to the floor.
Inspired by the simplicity of a hammock, Lucy re-assessed the sofa frame and concluded there could be a way to hold the cushions in place by utilising strong industrial fabrics. Lucy has created a comfortable design that works with the natural behaviour of fabric rather than against it – achieved by using wax-cotton fabric that creates a sling for the densely filled feather seat.
Wanting to break free from the restrictions of technology, Terence reverse engineered this design by sculpting the sofa in clay first and scanning it into the computer to be refined – a process used in car design. The result is one elegant form that seamlessly blends the arm, back and seat together. The back is low with a curve that extends from arm to arm. It’s a design that uses intuition and technology in equal measure.