Gubi

PACHA
Lounge Chair, Sofa, Ottoman

design Pierre Paulin, 1975

The first sketches by Pierre Paulin evoked clouds. One of them became the Pacha Lounge Chair, designed for Mobilier International (a former French company) in 1975. As an evolution of its Blublub collection for Artifort, the Pacha collection is the result of a deep research on the notion of modern comfort.

After having reissued it in 2018, Gubi expanded the collection by adding the Pacha Lounge Chair with armrests, the Pacha Sofa fitting two to five seater and the Pacha ottoman - forming a modular system allowing an infinite number of compositions - exactly as Paulin originally planned it.

The Pacha collection marked its time by embodying a relaxed approach that contrasted with the austerity of post-war design. Its generously curved shapes exploit modern techniques of moulded plywood and foam padding; well proportioned, they offer excellent comfort.

The collection is available in a wide range of upholstery and the base is available in pearl gold and matt black. The lounge chair is available with an optional swivel base (with automatic return).

Seat height 35 - 37 cm

Materials internal structure in bent plywood, base in lacquered MDF - padding in cut foam

Base Pearl Gold or Black colour - fixed or swivel (with automatic return) for armchairs and ottomans 

Armrests optional - only the middle armrests of the Pacha sofa are removable, the outer armrests (armchair or sofa) are not 

Free samples (against deposit)
95 €

Ready made Pacha

Pacha lounge chair (w/o armrest)
Harp 24 fabric (price group B)

fixed base - gold or black
2249 €

Pacha lounge chair (w/o armrest)
Harp 24 fabric (price group B)

swivel base - gold or black
2449 €

Pacha lounge chair (w/o armrest)
Karakorum 001 fabric (price group D)

fixed base - gold or black
2659 €

Pacha lounge chair (w/o armrest)
Karakorum 001 fabric (price group D)

swivel base - gold or black
2849 €

Pacha lounge chair (w/o armrest)
Vidar 333 fabric (price group C)
fixed or swivel base - gold or black
from 2449 €

Pacha lounge chair (w/o armrest)
Vidar 222 fabric (price group C)
fixed or swivel base - gold or black
from 2449 €

Pacha lounge chair (w/o armrest)
Vidar 554 fabric (price group C)
fixed or swivel base - gold or black
from 2449 €

Pacha lounge chair with armrests
Harp 24 fabric (price group B)

fixed base - gold or black
2449 €

Pacha lounge chair with armrests
Harp 24 fabric (price group B)

swivel base - gold or black
2739 €

Pacha lounge chair with armrests
Karakorum 001 fabric (price group D)

fixed base - gold or black
2879 €

Pacha lounge chair with armrests
Karakorum 001 fabric (price group D)

swivel base - gold or black
3359 €

Pacha Ottoman
Karakorum 001 fabric (price group D)

fixed base - gold or black
1929 €

Pacha Ottoman
Karakorum 001 fabric (price group D)

swivel base - gold or black
2219 €

Customize your Pacha

Pacha lounge chair
without armrest, fixed base
W77 x D85 x H65 cm
from 1959 €

Pacha lounge chair
without armrest, swivel base
W77 x D85 x H65 cm
from 2249 €

Pacha lounge chair
with armrests, fixed base
W100 x D85 x H65 cm
from 2249 €

Pacha lounge chair
with armrests, swivel base
W100 x D85 x H65 cm
from 2449 €

Ottoman Pacha
fixed base
70 x 70 x H35 cm
from 1269 €

Ottoman Pacha
swivel base
70 x 70 x H35 cm
from 1469 €

modular sofa

module with right armrest
from 2259 €

module without armrest
from 1959 €

module with left armrest
from 2259 €

middle armrest
from 345 €

Pierre Paulin

Legendary French furniture designer Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) bestrode the 1960’s and 70’s with his recognizable and innovative style that instantly revolutionized everyday furniture. He studied at the École Camondo design school in Paris, where his teacher urged him to join Marcel Gascoin’s workshop. There, Paulin took in Scandinavian aesthetics and gained great insight in the role that design could play in society.

 

Through the 1950’s Pierre Paulin moved on to design furniture on his own and he began to experiment with stretchy, extensible fabrics that could be drawn across a chair’s armature. He started successful collaborations with Thonet France and Artifort, where the latter resulted in several iconic pieces such as the Mushroom, Ribbon and Tongue chairs, all of which have become sought-after design classics.

 

A joyful modernist, Paulin’s low-slung pieces provided a new laid-back perspective on life and his forward-looking, eclectic and sculptural approach to furniture design instantly caught the mood of the swinging 60’s. The hedonistic, sinuous style of Paulin’s design also attracted the patronage of presidents Georges Pompidou and François Mitterrand, who asked him to redecorate parts of the Elysée Palace in the 1970’s and 80’s.

 

Widely recognized, Pierre Paulin’s innovative designs can today be found in contemporary art and design collections around the world, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London along with the National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou in Paris.