1960s love seat/ sofa

1960s love seat/ sofa


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Wow this is something quite Special ! A little 1960s sofa /love seat that has been reupholstered in the iconic central line Moquette as seen on the London underground. Moquette, which comes from the French word for carpet, is a tough woollen fabric that is used in upholstery on public transport all over the world. The fabric is produced using a weaving technique known as jacquard and is typically made of 85% wool and 15% nylon. It is made using Scottish wool and is a British made fabric.

This design ( central line ) comprises a geometric grid pattern of contrasting squares, lines and triangles in red and grey on a navy background. The moquette was designed by Jonathan Sothcott specifically for use on the 1992 Central line Tube stock. The colours used complement those used throughout the carriage. It was also one of the first examples of the upholstery pattern picking up the colours of the line.

It is an unsung design hero, so much a part of the city of London. It is designed to be extremely durable and will last a life time in your home. With dinky proportions this compact little sofa can fit just about anywhere.

Viewings and collections are welcome at our North London Studio In Muswell hill, N10.