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Modular Sofa

By Erik Rasmussen

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The Paustian Modular Sofa was designed by Erik Rasmussen in 1969, and by virtue of its unique ability to change expression all according to its upholstery, it remains both classic and contemporary to this day.

The sofa’s minimalist design idiom helps to emphasize the surrounding architecture and can produce an almost sculptural effect. With its clean cut but very sculptural design and comfortable seating, the sofa is ideal for the home as well as the office.

The sofa consists of straight and corner sofa modules, as well as a pouf, all of which can be combined to create exactly the sofa you would like, or even used on their own as an ottoman, chair or to create a lounge. The sofa can be easily modified, expanded or divided when new needs arise because the elements have matching depths. The modules can even be turned in opposite directions.

  • Erik Rasmussen, Denmark (1969)
  • Made in Portugal
  • Fibre Board with high density foam and selected upholstery
  • Corner
  • Height 70cm / 27.6"
  • Depth 87cm / 34.3"
  • Seat Depth 36cm / 14.2"
  • Width 87cm / 34.3"
  • Seat Height 36cm / 14.2"
  • Straight
  • Height 70cm / 27.6"
  • Depth 87cm / 34.3"
  • Seat Depth 36cm / 14.2"
  • Width 62cm / 24.4"
  • Seat Height 36cm / 14.2" 
  • Pouf
  • Height 36cm / 14.2"
  • Depth 87cm / 34.3"
  • Width 62cm / 24.4"
  • Notes Feet are 1cm hig in black plastic. The sofa elements are not connected to allow for easy configuration changes.

Upholstery Options

Kvadrat Field 2

By Alfredo Häberli

Designed by Alfredo Häberli, Field 2 is an upholstery textile characterised by intriguing colour combinations and an intricate chequered pattern. Originally inspired by the classic Kvadrat textile Hallingdal 65, it comes in an updated palette that offers 22 new colourways.

Field 2 showcases Alfredo Häberli’s exceptional talent for creating vibrant, surprising combinations of unicoloured yarns. It is woven with double weft and warp threads in different colours.

Due to the nature of man-made fibres, it is difficult to create complex, melange blends within the yarn. However, Alfredo Häberli has overcome this challenge with Field 2 by uniting unexpected, graceful tones for each colourway. For instance, mint with dusty pink and earthen brown with electric blue.

  • 100% Trevira CS (engineered textile) 
  • Made in the Netherlands
  • Durability Rating 80,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4-5
  • Lightfastness Rating 7

Kvadrat Merit

By Maharam Design Studio

Merit is an upholstery textile designed by Maharam Design Studio. Predominantly crafted from recycled material, it offers a rich texture and the pronounced colour depth traditionally associated with wool.

Merit has a soft, dimensional surface which is due to the use of voluminous yarns held in place by fine mélange yarns un its construction. Weathered and solid fibre effects are produced using two different types of dye, which delivers eye-catching colour richness.

The post-consumer recycled polyester used in the production of Merit is made from fibres derived from consumer waste, which has been used, disposed of, and diverted from landfills. These are reprocessed, spun into yarn, and then woven and dyed.

  • 76% Post Consumer Recycled, 24% Polyester
  • Made in the USA
  • Durability Rating 85,000 Martindale
  • Pilling Rating 4
  • Lightfastness Rating 6-7

Kvadrat Remix 3

By Giulio Ridolfo

Remix 3 is an elegant upholstery textile distinguished by exceptional depth of colour, designed by Giulio Ridolfo. It comes in 23 new hues, adding to an already expansive palette which now offers a total of 72 sophisticated colourways.

Remix 3 looks unicoloured from a distance but reveals subtle details and colour contrasts when viewed close-up. The textile features a tight, minimalistic weave, and derives its lively colour play from a combination of two different mélange yarns, which each combine up to three hues.

  • 90% New Wool, 10% Nylon
  • Made in the UK
  • 100,000 Martindale durability

Kvadrat Atlas

By Margrethe Odgaard

Woollen upholstery textile Atlas is designed by Margrethe Odgaard. It particularly stands out for its new mélange expression and meticulously nuanced colour blends.

Atlas was created to deliver a pioneering mélange look that compliments the existing mélanges in the Kvadrat collection. Margrethe Odgaard has achieved this with a construction that unites two different coloured yarns – each of which combines two colours – in the warp and the weft.

With Atlas, unlike other mélanges, the colours are not blended in the fibres. Instead they are expressed, pattern-like, through the structure of the material. As a result, the textile offers exceptional colour intensity and intricate colour details.

  • 90% New Wool (worsted), 10% Nylon
  • Made in Great Britain 
  • Durability Rating 100,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4-5
  • Lightfastness Rating 6-7

Kvadrat Hallingdal 65

By Nanna Ditzel

Kvadrat’s first textile ‘Hallingdal’ has become the archetype of woollen textiles. The very durable upholstery fabric was originally designed in 1965 by Nanna Ditzel, and is now available in a version with an updated colour scale: Hallingdal 65.

Hallingdal 65 is made of wool and viscose, which complement each other well: the wool provides excellent durability and flexibility, whilst the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the colour. Both materials are dyed before they are spun, which highlights the rich texture of the fabric.

  • 100% New Wool 
  • Made in Norway
  • Durability Rating 100,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 3-7
  • Lightfastness Rating 7

Kvadrat Re-Wool

By Margrethe Odgaard

Crafted using 45% recycled wool, Re-wool is a rich upholstery textile with a sustainable profile. The textile is partly made by reusing scraps from Kvadrat’s yarn spinners in the UK. It is designed by Margrethe Odgaard. 

‘The idea was to create a both honest and environmentally friendly – textile with a poetic feel by recycling leftover material from Kvadrat’s own production’, explains Margrethe Odgaard.

Reminiscent of colourful stitchings on a darker background, Re-wool features exceptional depth of colour, creating a dynamic play on the textile’s surface when applied to furniture.

  • 45% New wool (worsted), 45% Recycled wool, 10% Nylon
  • Made in the UK
  • Durability Rating 100,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4
  • Lightfastness Rating 7

Kvadrat Steelcut Trio 3

By Dijkmeijer & Ridolfo

Steelcut Trio is a hardwearing woollen upholstery textile with the same construction as Steelcut. Originally designed by Frans Dijkmeijer, it comes in updated colourways crafted by Giulio Ridolfo.

The three-dimensional surface of Steelcut Trio resembles small pyramids or steel points. Despite the complexity of the textile’s innovative weave, it has a simple, precise expression. Steelcut Trio is yarn-dyed and made from 3 differently coloured yarns.

  • 90% New Wool (worsted), 10% Nylon
  • Made in Great Britain 
  • Durability Rating 100,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4
  • Lightfastness Rating 5

Kvadrat Still

By Georgina Wright

Still is a natural-looking, exceptionally soft Chenille upholstery textile designed by Georgina Wright. Dynamic yet understated, it is inspired by the Still-life paintings of British artist Ivon Hitchens.

Constructed from Chenille yarn, Still has a striated expression that runs in the direction of the weft. It also features a subtle matt sheen and the dry-hand feel typically associated with cotton, despite being crafted from man-made fibres.

  • 100% Trevor CS (engineered fabric)  
  • Made in Norway
  • Durability Rating 50,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4-5
  • Lightfastness Rating 6

Kvadrat Divina Melange 3

By Finn Skødt

Divina Melange is a textile characterised by its lack of texture and nap and consequently the fabric accentuates the dimensions of the furniture, giving prominence to the colours.

Melange means mixture. The original six grey and beige colourways are produced by mixing varying proportions of either black or brown wool with white wool. The different colours of wool are mixed before the garment is spun. 

The additional colourways have come about by dipping the two base colours in bold, virtually luminous pigments creating coloured melanges.

  • 100% New wool 
  • Made in the UK
  • Durability Rating 45,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 3
  • Lightfastness Rating 6-7

Kvadrat Divina MD

By Finn Skødt

Divina MD is an upholstery textile designed by Finn Sködt. Available in sophisticated, rich colours, which reveal hidden depths as the perspective of the viewer changes, it makes a strong colour statement. In addition, thanks to its smooth, directionless and consistent surface, it complements the shape of furniture very well and is ideal for organically shaped furniture.

Divina MD’s full-bodied and subtle structure is ideal for bringing an extensive range of tones to life. Its colourways, which are all crafted from a blend of different tones, appear unicoloured from a distance, but reveal different colour nuances under closer examination. 

  • 100% New Wool 
  • Made in the UK
  • Durability Rating 45,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 3
  • Lightfastness Rating 6

Kvadrat Glow

By Dijkmeijer & Ridolfo

Glow is an upholstery textile with an intriguing, intricate pattern conceived by the late weaving expert Frans Dijkmeijer. It comes in rich, vibrant colours by Giulio Ridolfo.

Woven on a jacquard loom, Glow offers an eye-catching interplay between pattern and structure. The textile’s seemingly random, subtly striated pattern teases the eye, asking the question: is it pattern or structure on display?

Several of Giulio Ridolfo’s pre-existing colours, such as unicoloured yarns from Steelcut and mélange yarns from Canvas and Remix, are combined in fresh ways with Glow. These unite to form the rich, refined hues that typify the designer’s work.

  • 90% New Wool (worsted), 10% Nylon 
  • Made in the UK
  • Durability Rating 80,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4
  • Lightfastness Rating 6-7

Kvadrat Balder 3

By Raf Simons & Fanny Aronsen

The subtly variegated colours of Balder bring an inviting softness to upholstered furniture. Originally designed by Fanny Aronsen and re-coloured by Raf Simons, Balder is woven from several different tones of thread in an apparently irregular weave pattern that creates subtle fluctuations in colour across the surface of the fabric.

Ranging from fresh and directional to reassuringly classic and rich, the key colourways of Balder are based around greens, greys, purples, pinks and yellow. In some instances the base colour is combined with a top note colour—in one a pink is woven together with a vibrant orange, in another with a vibrant green—with refreshing, but surprisingly understated results.

  • 68% New Wool (worsted), 26% Cotton, 6% Nylon 
  • Made in Norway
  • Durability Rating 100,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4
  • Lightfastness Rating 6

Kvadrat Sunniva 3

By Raf Simons & Fanny Aronsen

Bringing a painterly use of colour to the interior, Sunniva blends colours and surface textures, creating a fabric that from a distance appears to be a rich, even tone, but up close, reveals something more complex. Each colourway brings together two tones of wool, woven into a fine, tweed-like pattern which is given a glossy sheen due to the linen-viscose yarn.

Sunniva 3 is offered in thirty-five sophisticated colours. Alongside a wide selection of neutrals and basics is a warm group of soft browns, clay and brick tones as well as a cooler selection of greys and greens, ranging from light aqua to dark forest.

  • 58% New Wool, 25% Viscose, 8% Linen, 5% Nylon, 4% Polyester
  • Made in Norway
  • Durability Rating 50,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 3
  • Lightfastness Rating 7

Kvadrat Vidar 3

By Raf Simons & Fanny Aronsen

Woven from bouclé yarns with a regular loop size, Vidar has a deep, tight, large-grained texture that lends itself particularly well to the graphic use of colour in upholstery. Originally designed by Fanny Aronsen, Vidar has been re-coloured by Raf Simons, with shades ranging from fresh jade green, raspberry pink and iris blue through to brick and earth tones, and easy neutrals.

The gentle satin surface finish of the weave contrasts with the deep shadowy tones in the depths, giving a multifaceted richness to the intense colours in the range. Tightly woven, without the irregularities of the other bouclé fabrics within this collection, Vidar has an inviting texture, which variously recalls blackberries, orange peel or the comforting close-knit texture of a favourite sweater.

  • 94% New wool, 6% Nylon
  • Made in Norway
  • Durability Rating 100,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4
  • Lightfastness Rating 5-6

Kvadrat Byram

By Raf Simons

Made with pure kid mohair, Byram is particularly soft to the touch. A palette rooted in warm, pearly greys recalls a young swan’s plumage, and extends into cool and rich grey-blues. Contrast comes from the warmth of primrose yellow and gold, cool forest greens and dilutions of cochineal. Thanks to the satiny sheen of its pile, Byram exhibits colour in liquid nuance.

  • 100% Mohair 
  • Made in Italy
  • Durability Rating 70,000 Martindale 
  • Pilling Rating 4-5
  • Lightfastness Rating 4

Erik Rasmussen

Copenhagen, Denmark

The creative starting point of Erik Rasmussen (1930 - 1984) has always been that shape creates the framework for content. His visual expression is characterized by his graphic - almost sculptural - focus on form. For many years he was the man behind Paustian’s graphic design, and it was he who created Paustian’s distinctive logo. This logo earned him the design award for ‘Industrial graphics for visual identity’ in 1993.

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Paustian

Copenhagen, Denmark

Paustian is a Danish furniture and design house with an international outlook. Since 1964, Paustian has represented some of the most celebrated and renowned furniture designs, supplying furniture and interior solutions for both homes and organizations. Paustian has its own collection, Paustian Furniture Collection - designed by Danish architects and designers since 1969.

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