Not one to follow trends, Pacha Design’s inspiration is drawn from the Japanese aesthetic wabi sabi – beauty in imperfection. Using natural and reclaimed resources found locally in and around their home town of Welcombe, on the north coast of the UK, Glenn and Samantha have slowly built their contemporary furniture business since 2001.
After traveling around America, Asia and our own backyard in Australia on and off for a lovely 7 years, the pair decided to settle down in Welcombe, close to the surf in Devon (Glenn’s a keen surfer) and start something new. His background of working in refurbishments opened his eyes to the large amount of waste in that field and with Samantha’s background in creative arts, the pair began designing and making furniture for themselves from the reclaimed materials they found.
The leap the pair made turning their hobby into a full time business and developing their own style has certainly paid off. Pacha, standing for green/pure, is the driving force behind their designs and reflective of their eco-friendly attitude. Using mostly reclaimed and natural resourced materials of oak, steel and slate in their designs, it’s harder to come by but the search is always worth the wait and hard work on the tools. The rawness and natural state of decay in the materials creates the perfect imperfections that make their designs so beautifully intriguing.
Pacha Design’s simplistic, understated and asymmetrical marriage of materials, fit perfectly into any minimalist’s aesthetics or the rustic enthusiast’s home. One-off commissioned pieces and only a limited number in each design left us lusting after their amazing range of work.