Continuous tub chair by Faudet-Harrison alongside the Cooper table by Matthew Hilton

Continuous and Pillar

by Faudet-Harrison

We have a look at the background story of the the new tub chair version of Continuous by Faudet-Harrison.

Designers Jochem Faudet and Jon Harrison met over a decade ago while studying at the Royal College of Art, and after graduating they founded a shared studio in east London, working together as Faudet-Harrison Ltd on a range of projects including furniture, interior and exhibition design. Jochem moved back to his home country of the Netherlands around five years ago, but the pair have continued to work on projects together, particularly for SCP. So, distanced collaboration, as has become the norm this year, is something the pair have been well versed in for a while.

Jon Harrison and Jochem Faudet

"When it comes to designing, it’s all about the tools that you are comfortable with. I am very comfortable making computer drawings, whereas my sketches are a bit messy. I do sketch, but perhaps my sketches aren’t convincing to a client, whereas Jon’s sketches more convincingly. I use the computer drawings to work out the shape and tweak the design."

Jochem Faudet

Continuous tub chair

This year, they have used their complimentary skillsets to create new versions of two SCP upholstery designs. The first of which is a new tub chair version of their popular Continuous range. Continuous was first created as a three seat sofa for SCP in 2015, for the 30th Anniversary “Sofa in Sight” collection. The design takes inspiration from upholstery designs of the 1920s and features an elegant continuous stitched line that extends from arm to arm.

The new tub chair version released for One Room Living is intended to occupy a volume of space in a slightly different way, while adding a new level of comfort and luxury associated with pieces that are fully upholstered to the floor. The new design is made from 100% natural materials.

The Continuous Collection

The Continuous collection has gradually been expanded and now comprises the new tub chair, an armchair, two, three and four seat sofa, sectional sofa system, and three seat chaise. It also allows for slight variations in form, with a fixed seat, individual cushions or a bench cushion available to specify.

 

"We are always looking to find the balance between trying to push upholsterers at the factory and understanding what is actually possible."

Jochem Faudet

Pillar chaise

Also in development for late 2020 is the new Pillar chaise, which is a development of the Pillar sofa launched last year. Although not complete for the London Design Festival, this design will be making its debut at the SCP showroom later in Autumn.

Pillar is a design made for relaxing and lengthy lounging and has taken its name from the humble Caterpillar, and like it has a soft, slightly bulbous profile. It’s a fully upholstered design that is intentionally soft. A continuous seam detail running vertically around the design gives character, but also creates a natural break point for modular versions. This is a design of great comfort, flexible enough in concept to be appropriate in domestic, commercial, or public settings.

Find out more about Pillar and the process of designing it in our special interview with Jon and Jochem, recorded earlier this year: Pillar Talk with Faudet-Harrison.

As with all SCP upholstery pieces, Continuous and Pillar are made by hand at our specialist upholstery in Norfolk and come with a lifetime guarantee on the frame.

Find out more about SCP’s London Design Festival exhibition, One Room Living.

Faudet-Harrison for SCP

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