Sarah Ellison’s latest creation is the sort of couch destined to end up on the covers of magazines. The glamorous FLOAT sofa, with its modular design, is an extension of Sarah’s vintage-inspired aesthetic, where retro silhouettes are re-imagined for contemporary homes.
It’s what we’ve come to know and love from the Byron Bay stylist turned product designer, with a landmark twist.
Sarah has collaborated with the Pantone Color Institute to create a custom brand colour for the new design – becoming the first designer within the home category to partner with the global colour authority.
‘Pantone had always been a staple within my career and all through my design work,’ she explains. ‘After noticing their recent collaborations in the fashion space with brands like Valentino, we felt it was an exciting prospect to work on a signature colour and approached the Pantone Color Institute to determine what that might look like.’
In line with Sarah’s signature minimalism and eternal love of neutrals, her vision was to bring a colour from the outdoors into the home ‘in a playful way’. From a list of over 50 different shades of brown at the start of the project, the teams landed on a rich, luxurious brown hue with the perfect blend of warm and cool tones, appropriately dubbed Piccolo!
‘The FLOAT design is also reminiscent of the 1970’s conversation pits popular in that time, and brown was such a force within interiors during that era, so both these elements played a part,’ she adds.
Upholstering the new sofa in a velvet fabric showcasing the SARAH ELLISON. Piccolo hue brings a sense of warmth to the deep-seated lounge, which Sarah hopes is a show-stopping centrepiece offering both comfort and connection.