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SOLD to COSIMO within 3 days of appearing in our NEWLY LISTED Category. We didn’t even get a chance to post our vendor’s photos on this listing! (These are display photos of a previous suite in this design we sold.) The suite in this listing SOLD for $6800 during lockdown in 2020 (3-seater sofa and matching PAIR of single-seaters). Regularly follow our NEWLY LISTED Category- we rarely find this design and have a long list of people who expressed interest in buying a suite like this.
This suite was about 17 years old but presented incredibly well due to the exceptional quality of the craftsmanship, design and leather-upholstery.
Provenance and Background Information
(Written in 2019 for the last suite in this design that I had).
A 3-seater sofa by highly-awarded company, Pacific Green. (Matching pieces from this suite are also available but priced separately.) Pacific Green Furniture is at the top in my eyes- they offer it all and have their own original style others wouldn’t even try to copy. Despite exhaustive online research I can’t find the name of this design. This design was one of their first (released about 25 years ago) and to my knowledge was changed to become the Luxor design about 15 years ago. This design had a very small production run before becoming the Luxor and is the rarest Pacific Green design I’ve come in contact with (written 2019). The Luxor 3-seater sofa retails for around AU $6500 (the single-seater Luxor is AU $3911) and HEAPS is more expensive in America where Pacific Green Furniture is one of the rising-star furniture brands of recent times. I prefer this design over the Luxor- it’s more restrained and refined making it better as a full suite. A full Luxor suite would be a too-much in most homes- this design is more minimalist and classic but still incredible in looks!
I had ONE single seater chair in this design back in 2014 (in black leather- click on FURNITURE to find it)- it sold within days of being listed on the iNVISeDGE website and was my most popular listing at the time. This is the only suite in this design I’ve come across on the secondary market and as the Pacific Green star continues to rise on an international platform this vintage suite will only become more collectable in future years- you just don’t come across these. (This design was only ever sold in Australia and in a very small production run.) With the success of the Luxor design I can’t see Pacific Green re-releasing this one again. This leather is top-quality and in this colour, suits the design perfectly. Black in this design is bold- the camel coloured leather softens the design and creates a warm, earthy look (but still with a distinct designer edge).
The best second-hand Pacific Green Furniture is being tightly held onto at the moment and with good reason. In my opinion it’s the most exceptional furniture brand to ever emerge from Australia. The construction quality exceeds virtually all furniture found in Australia including virtually all Danish furniture, Parker, Tessa and most Coco Republic pieces. The quality of Pacific Green Furniture is easily inline with the best FLER pieces from the 1950’s such as the highly-awarded SC55 chair.
Most designer items today are clinical and sterile-looking- this one has an earthy tribal feel with a modern designer twist. I love the luxurious comfort too- beautifully soft and sumptuous but still supportive so you don’t keep sinking down and pray to God you’ll be able to get out of it! … And the armrests are great for resting your drink on!
Pacific Green Furniture is HEAVY and extremely well built- the whole sub-structure is solid steel. And to top it off this is an outstanding investment- Pacific Green can’t even make the Luxor sofa at anywhere near this price!
Information About Pacific Green
Pacific Green is not as obscure as I first imagined. Their business originated from the Post & Rail brand which started in Sydney in the 1970’s. I’ve stocked Post & Rail furniture before and would stock the right designs again (the quality of P & R is exceptional). 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 Furniture. 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-1900’s 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 wanted that suite in a second, I wanted to start stocking new Pacific Green furniture in iNVISeDGE (which would be a first for us because we only sell used 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 and designing arm still 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 1980’s when ecological threats were barely discussed. I can write nothing critical about this suite or Pacific Green- if I wasn’t busy with iNVISeDGE I’d want a job with them.
The best thing about Pacific Green is the inspiration it evokes- Pacific Green ticks every box and proves that businesses can be successful, ecologically responsible and socially-aware. This suite is already 17 years old, in full original condition, so it’s obvious to anyone it has been built to last. It will certainly continue to tell stories for generations to come- just like Post & Rail furniture already has. Mark my words, Pacific Green Furniture will be the antiques of tomorrow. There’s no better way to invest in your home, reduce landfill and your carbon footprint.