Provenance and Background Info
(Written & SOLD in 2016- NOTE- some information and values given may be time sensitive so may be slightly different today.)
This lounge suite is second-hand was over 20 YEARS OLD when iNVISeDGE sold it in 2016- look at the quality!
SOLD- $4195 for the FULL suite (all 3 pieces- sofa AND pair of chairs). Today in 2019 we’d sell this suite for more. We stock Pacific Green Furniture whenever we can get it for the right price- regularly click on our NEWLY LISTED Category on the Home page so you don’t miss any of our new finds.
An exceptional quality PAIR of leather lounge ARMCHAIRS by highly-awarded company, Pacific Green. (The 3.5 seater sofa is priced SEPARATELY). Pacific Green is at the top in my eyes- they offer it all and have their own original style that others wouldn’t even try to copy.
This suite was made about 17 years ago- the design has changed slightly since then- I like this variation as much as the current Cayenne design (which is similar and Pacific Green still sell- a pair of chairs in the Cayenne design (and in FULL-GRAIN leather) retail today for about $5000). This design is one of the most stunning I’ve ever seen after 17 years in this business and the quality is truly exceptional- this suite is very heavy and solid. The frames will most likely last forever. The colour of the leather is great in my eyes- it ties in well with the timber slats- this is a bold design that’s really noticed, the leather nestles into the background and doesn’t add another point of focus (the design doesn’t need it). In the right home, this suite would look incredible but is also warm and inviting- not clinical looking like most designer furniture.
Pacific Green originated from the Post & Rail brand which started in Sydney in the 1970’s and is heralded for its construction quality. Post & Rail grew into an international brand and in the late 1980’s they did the unthinkable. With a highly successful brand they changed tack completely. With the world’s new concern with deforestation and ecological threats, Post & Rail closed and re-branded as Pacific Green. Pacific Green searched the world for a sustainable quality timber for their future furniture production- the solution? Coconut wood. In the South Pacific, they found vast abandoned plantations of coconut palm trees, which were commercially planted in the early-1900s but had reached the end of productive fruiting. The best part? Coconut wood is more resilient than virtually any timber. It thrives in areas battered by tropical cyclones.
After I’d found out that I not only did I want the suite I’d found, I wanted to start stocking new Pacific Green furniture in iNVISeDGE (which would be a first for us because we only sell pre-loved furniture). But there’s more. Pacific Green set a benchmark for modern, sustainable business in the Pacific. In the late 1980’s land was leased, not bought, to respect indigenous ownership. Their factory was built in consultation with the surrounding villages and employed only local people. Business and skills training programmes were established. The majority of the business is owned by Fijians- the drive is still Australian- the designing arm happens here in Australia.
Pacific Green today has grown from that little furniture-making firm that started in the Rocks, Sydney back in 1973 (as Post & Rail). I am inspired and heartened they changed tack back in the late 80’s when ecological threats were barely thought of. I can write nothing critical about this sofa or Pacific Green- if I wasn’t busy with iNVISeDGE I’d want a job with them.
The quality is exceptional and the construction incredibly DURABLE (all made BY HAND)- the leather- luxurious, the looks- exceptional and timeless, the investment appeal- exceptional, the comfort- brilliant. They’re great chairs to sit in- great angles, supportive and the right amount of padding. The Americans are going gaga over Pacific Green at the moment and they’re paying a lot more than us. Pacific Green is really coming into its own.
The best thing about Pacific Green is the inspiration it evokes- PG ticks every box and proves that businesses can be successful, ecologically-responsible and socially aware. This pair of armchairs have been built to last generations and will continue to tell stories for centuries to come (probably forever)- Pacific Green furniture are the antiques of tomorrow. There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.