You know those days when you wish you owned a bigger home? Well, we’re having one. Because as much as we love our gorgeous sofa and armchair, we’ve just come across the Peterson sofa and armchair from Such & Such… and they just ooze industrial chic. Oh for a bigger place and a second living room..!
Based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam, District Eight Design was founded to preserve and develop historically significant buildings and warehouses across the city. But the firm has rapidly expanded to include the production of a collection of contemporary industrial style furniture that is ideally suited for lofts and warehouse apartments. We just love the clean modern lines of the Peterson sofa and armchair, together with their charming industrial details such as the large bolts around the frame and the custom-made adjustable cast-iron feet. At 240cm in length, 110cm in width and 80cm in height, the Peterson sofa is around the size of a standard three-seater sofa, and its oversize proportions mean it will work best in a large loft or warehouse space.
Peterson sofa, by District Eight Design, £2,950, Such & Such
The matching hand-finished Peterson armchair is chunky and full of character. At 120cm in length, 110cm in depth and 80cm in height, it will also require quite a bit of space, but will create real impact in your living room and provide a welcoming spot to relax and unwind.
Peterson armchair, by District Eight Design, £1,950, Such & Such
And if you’re looking to embrace all-out industrial chic, team your Peterson sofa and armchair with this fantastic reclaimed wood coffee table (pictured below), also by District Eight Design and from Such & Such. This simple and stylish factory-style coffee table is crafted from reclaimed joined timber from local Saigon markets with wheels custom-made from salvaged vintage industrial castors. Measuring 136cm in length and 90cm in width, this is a relatively large coffee table that will look great positioned in front of your Peterson sofa. But at just 32cm in height, it won’t crowd your space. Our tip: your coffee table should act as a focal point for your living room; style it with smart design reads like Industrial Chic by Brigitte Durieux, large church candles to bring soft light and a warming fragrance to your room and a floral display to bring the outdoors in (we love pussy willow because it combines no-nonsense twiggy with rabbit-soft cream buds, as well as adding height).
Reclaimed wood coffee table, by District Eight Design, £679, Such & Such
If this feature inspired you to breathe new life into your living room, then you might be interested in other finds featured in our Living Room Furniture + Accessories section.