The 2-seater sofa SOLD for $1295 in 2020.
Most of these photos are DISPLAY PHOTOS of a suite we recently sold. We have another Pacific Green suite in this design that’s being sold under consignment from the HILLS DISTRICT, Sydney. The current suite is shown in the last 5 photos of this listing. The listing price of $1,495 is for a TWO-SEATER SOFA ONLY. We will organise every aspect of the sale on behalf of our seller. There’s also a matching 3-seater sofa available that’s priced SEPARATELY! See our other listing.
Cayenne suites RETAIL FROM PACIFIC GREEN for over $9000 NEW in Australia but much more in the USA. Don’t hesitate- you may be waiting years to find another suite or have to pay over $9000 to get a new suite!
THIS SUITE IS ABOUT 8 YEARS OLD but presents extremely well (no condition issues at all that warrant a mention) thanks to the top-quality design and workmanship of Pacific Green Furniture.
Provenance and Background Information
(Background Info section was written in 2018. NOTE- some information in this listing may be time sensitive.)
In my eyes Pacific Green Furniture is one of the most inspiring brands in the world. It’s an Australian brand with humble beginnings starting back in the early 1970’s. Today in 2018, nearly 50 years on, Pacific Green Furniture is one of the most coveted furniture brands not only in Australia but the world. Pacific Green items in the US often sell for DOUBLE what they sell for here. I’ve been dealing in pre-loved furniture for 17 years- it takes a lot for anything to stand out to me these days but Pacific Green without a doubt does. I specialise in finding items found in Australia- I don’t go overseas and fill up containers to bring here. We have so much inspiring stuff here in Australia there’s no need to. In my years in this business I think Pacific Green is the best furniture brand to ever come out of Australia. Tessa and FLER come close (but Tessa/FLER items tended to mimic what was done overseas at the time). Pacific Green does its own thing- their designs are distinctive, interesting, earthy, creative and certainly have “wow factor”. But stunning design is a small part of the appeal. The quality is EXCEPTIONAL. The CRAFTSMANSHIP BY HAND is exceptional. The ethos of Pacific Green is exceptional.
Put one of these chairs next to a Parker lounge chair from the 1960’s and there’s NO comparison. These chairs are HEAVY and if they’re looked after with some sense I see no reason why the structure won’t last forever. Not just one generation… forever. These chairs have a steel sub-structure so they’re solidly built- the eye for construction detail is not what I’ve ever come across before. The construction properties are similar to the highly-awarded designs that Fred Lowen did for FLER in 1950’s (with the SC55-era designs) but Pacific Green pieces are even better built than those! You want a really strong furniture investment? Pacific Green is it in my eyes. And at this price I doubt Pacific Green can even make the suite for this.
Pacific Green Furniture uses coconut timber for the manufacture of all their furniture. Coconut wood is more resilient than virtually any timber- it thrives in areas battered by tropical cyclones. Pacific Green use abandoned plantations of coconut palms in the South Pacific that were commercially planted in the early-1900’s but reached the end of productive fruiting. Instead of going to waste Pacific Green makes use of this valuable sustainable resource.
But the best part in my eyes is that Pacific Green Furniture have set a benchmark for modern, sustainable business for other businesses to follow. 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 company is OWNED BY FIJIANS- the drive of the business is still Australian- the designing arm happens here in Australia.
I am inspired and heartened that a small Australian business changed tack the way they did back in the late-1980’s when ecological threats and socially-conscious business was barely ever thought of.
Right … I must talk about the actual suite on offer here. (Sorry for such a long-winded affair but the Pacific Green story needs to be told.) This is the Cayenne design which has been one of their most popular and is a mainstay- I was told this suite was 10 years old when I bought it- I think the Cayenne design has been made since the mid-1990’s. Due to the HAND-MADE quality of this suite there are not many around. You can see the durability of the construction from the photos- the meticulous eye for detail. It’s obvious this suite not just slapped together any old how. Pacific Green Furniture is not a flash in the pan- they’ve been around over 40 years and earned their reputation long ago for furniture craftsmanship of the highest quality. This furniture is HAND-CRAFTED- a dying art but one that needs to be nurtured. You can see from the photos that Pacific Green have also considered the comfort. They’re great chairs to curl up in and find your own comfort (they’re a BIG size). There’s a great mix of softness AND support and the angles are all spot-on for hours of sitting comfort.
I love finding exciting furniture. Furniture like this is the reason I do this job. Pacific Green ignites inspiration- they tick every box and prove that businesses can be successful, ecologically-responsible and socially-aware. Their furniture has been built to last and will continue to tell stories well after you and I are gone- just like Post & Rail furniture already has. Pacific Green will become the antiques of tomorrow. There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce landfill.