SOLD to CATH in 2019 for $2790 for BOTH Havana Chairs with BOTH footrolls. (With a delivery fee to Melbourne our buyer paid a total of $3150 for this pair of chairs in 2019.)
The listed price of $1395 was for ONE CHAIR AND ONE FOOTROLL. I recently had someone bitterly disappointed that these chairs were no longer available. They’ve agreed to pay MORE THAN $3000 the pair for these chairs. Cath if you want to sell you will probably make money on these chairs even after you pay my commission fee.
THIS PAIR WERE ABOUT 7 YEARS OLD BUT CLOSE TO SHOWROOM CONDITION (see the Condition & Dimensions Section). They’d had very little use.
Provenance and Background Information
(Written in 2019).
One feature arm chair WITH MATCHING FOOTROLL by highly-awarded company, Pacific Green. (2 matching chairs are available but priced separately.) Pacific Green is at the top in my eyes- they offer it all and have their own original style others wouldn’t even try to copy. This is the Havana design and it has been in production at least 25 years I’m aware of and more recently was modified to become a rocking chair as well.
ONE chair with ONE foot-roll retails NEW at Pacific Green for $3091. See the screenshot included in this listing. This is the first Havana chair we’ve had in since 2016. We had many enquiries from people wanting to buy this design after we sold our last Havana chair so we’ve been actively trying to get others in but it’s taken over 2 years to find again on the secondary market. 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 emerge from this country. The construction quality exceeds virtually all furniture found in Australia including virtually all Danish furniture, Parker, Tessa and most Coco Republic pieces. The construction quality of Pacific Green Furniture is inline with the best FLER pieces from the 1950’s such as the highly-awarded SC55 chair.
This design is certainly out-there but the earthiness grounds it. Most designer items today are clinical and sterile-looking- this design has an earthy tribal feel with a modern designer twist. I love the luxurious comfort- these are like sitting in an oversized baseball glove! … And those armrests are perfect for resting your snack and drink on!
Pacific Green Furniture is heavy and extremely well built- the whole sub-structure is solid steel. The photos should be enough for anyone to know this chair is very comfortable- its oversized so you can find many comfortable positions and the angles take the pressure off your back and are also perfect for curling up in with a good book. And to top it off this is an outstanding investment- Pacific Green can’t even make this ensemble for this price!
Pacific Green is not as obscure as I first imagined. The 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. 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, not only did I want 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 thought of. I can write nothing critical about this pair of chairs or Pacific Green- if I wasn’t busy with iNVISeDGE I’d love to work 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. These chairs have been built to last and will continue to tell stories for generations to come- just like Post & Rail furniture already has done. Pacific Green Furniture WILL become the antiques of tomorrow, you mark my words. There’s no better way to invest in your home, reduce landfill and your carbon footprint.