Michael Anastassiades Debuts Sofa For SCP’s 30th Anniversary
Celebrating its 30th year this year, British furniture manufacturer and retailer SCP has chosen to mark the occasion during the London Design Festival with the release of six new sofas by six designers. Showcased at the brand’s Shoreditch store, the “Sofa in Sight” collection includes pieces by Matthew Hilton, Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Lucy Kurrein, Terence Woodgate.
“It’s something that we are able to make completely in house from start to finish,” says SCP owner and founder Sheridan Coakley, “upholstery is our speciality.”
The project draws upon the skills of the craftsmen at SCP’s factory in Norfolk, England, where the sofas were all developed in just five months. Made using renewable materials and traditional techniques, the sofas have each been upholstered in contrasting colors of Kvadrat fabric—yellow, red, blue, grey, orange and green.
Although each designer was assigned the same brief, the results are divergent. Highlights include Lucy Kurrein’s ambitious, hammock-inspired Teepee sofa with plump, duck feather cushions supported by a canvas sling fitted over solid oak supports.
New to SCP’s stable of designers is London-based Cypriot-born lighting designer Michael Anastassiades , whose inaugural sofa design is intended for public spaces where people are inclined to be using personal devices. With its high back and sides, the wooden-framed Rochester sofa creates a private enclosure for privacy in public spaces.