Company Gubi produces a collection of upholstered furniture, the founder of which was the Pacha armchairs designed Pierre Paulen, a legend of French design.
The first sketches of Pierre Paulen (1927-2009) for the future Pacha collection were just pencil sketches resembling clouds. One of these sketches became the Pacha chair, which the French designer commissioned by the Mobileer International factory in 1975. It is believed that this was the evolution of his Blublub collection for Artifort, created three years earlier: its design was the result of extensive research in the field of perception of comfort and ergonomics.
The Danish company Gubi (und. In 1967) successfully reissued the Pacha Lounge Chair in 2018 and is now expanding the collection, which includes a armchair with armrests, sofas with two to five seats and puff. — base modules with or without armrests and backs — allow you to form an infinite number of combinations to adapt furniture to changing needs and the environment.
The principle of Gubi — is in search of « treasures » both in the past and in the present: the factory opens the world with masterpieces of design of the 20th century and at the same time gives an international impetus to the work of modern designers. For example, a 2003 chair made of bent plywood, manufactured using the innovative 3D pressing technology at that time, almost immediately entered the MoMA permanent exhibition. Its authors — Komplot Design — Pole Christiansen and our compatriot Boris Berlin.
When the Pacha collection appeared in 1975, it replaced the strict post-war furniture, offering a more organic approach that reflects the changing design style of that time. The chair was designed to follow the shape of the human body, for which innovation was used in the technology of bent plywood and foam. Round outlines and verified proportions provide a high level of comfort.
Also one of the innovations at that time — seat, slightly raised above the floor, with a low base instead of traditional legs. Pierre Paulen managed to give elegance to the chubby chair by tweaking the filler and upholstery in the seams, which emphasize his shape and hint at the skill necessary to improve this seemingly simple model.