British Brand SCP Introduces Six New Sofas

British Brand SCP Introduces Six New Sofas

Launched during London Design Festival, British furniture brand SCP has introduced a collection of six new sofa designs. 


SCP explores ideas in modern upholstery making through six sofas by six designers.

The new sofas include designs by Matthew Hilton, Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate.


Drawing upon the skills of the craftsmen at SCP's factory in Norfolk, England, the sofas are made from renewable materials using traditional techniques. Upholstery comes courtesy of Danish textile brand Kvadrat.

[caption id="attachment_101311" align="alignnone" width="546"]SCP_Furniture_7-09-15196232_2048x2048 Continuous three seat sofa by Faudet Harrison for SCP[/caption]

Taking a some inspiration from upholstery designs of the 1920s, Faudet-Harrison have created a very simple sofa, notable for the use of continuous curves and a straight line sewn lengthways down the middle of the piece.

[caption id="attachment_101307" align="alignnone" width="546"]SCP_Furniture_7-09-15196131_2048x2048 Tepee three seat sofa by Lucy Kurrein for SCP[/caption]

Lucy Kurrein's Teepee design re-interprets the sofa typology. It is inspired by the simplicity of the hammock, the possibilities of strong industrial fabrics and the tactile elegance of high fashion.

[caption id="attachment_101310" align="alignnone" width="546"]SCP_Furniture_7-09-15196190_2048x2048 Pasha three seat sofa by Konstantin Grcic for SCP[/caption]

The original Pasha was a design Konstantin Grcic worked on for SCP in the 1990s, but it did not go beyond the prototype stage. This design revisits the idea of the original, which was to create a deep sofa with a particularly reclined sitting position.

[caption id="attachment_101309" align="alignnone" width="546"]SCP_Furniture_7-09-15196166_2048x2048 Rochester two seat sofa by Michael Anastassiades for SCP[/caption]

Michael Anastassiades' Rochester sofa design that grew from an inquisitiveness about how behavior is changing on public furniture, where people are now inclined to be working or engaging with media on personal devices. Rochester creates a comfortable enclosure for the user, a place for a little privacy.

[caption id="attachment_101308" align="alignnone" width="546"]SCP_Furniture_7-09-15196142_2048x2048 Linear three seat sofa by Terence Woodgate for SCP[/caption]

Terence Woodgate's Linear sofa is an assured design that seamlessly blends the arm, back and seat together to create one elegant form.

[caption id="attachment_101313" align="alignnone" width="546"]Sofa-in-Sight_SCP_London-Design-Festival-2015_dezeen_784_10 Solstice three seat sofa by Matthew Hilton for SCP[/caption]

The Solstice sofa by Matthew Hilton is a relaxed design that developed from the seed of an idea to create a fully upholstered piece that sits directly on the floor at the back.

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About the manufacturer: Established in 1985 by Sheridan Coakley, SCP is a esteemed British manufacturer & retailer of contemporary and vintage furniture & products. The first brand to manufacture the designs of Matthew Hilton and Jasper Morrison, over the years, SCP has worked with Terence Woodgate, Konstantin Grcic, Michael Marriott, Russell Pinch, Robin Day, PearsonLloyd and Donna Wilson, to name just a few. Today, SCP is firmly established as one of the UK's most innovative and internationally respected manufacturers and suppliers of contemporary design.

Posted October 5, 2015 by Editor

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