Monday, 17 October 2011

1950's 'Half and Half' Dining Set

1950's beech dining chairs/dining stools, designed to be stored under the dining table to save space. Reupholstered in a 1990's foresty print.

They have those lovely curved bridle joints in the knees. For Sale at 100 pounds the lot. Can't be bad.

Ottoman for Mr. Morris

Here's another blanket box, stripped, painted and with a reupholstered seat from recycled wool. Covered in William Morris print. This was a commission.

William Morris is known to have said

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"

Fair enough.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Menna's Chair

A child's chair that was once a rocking chair. Stripped and braced to make firm then reupholstered and covered in spotty damask. This was a commission.

Blanket Box Green

Here's another blanket box with reupholstered seat pad, covered in cotton. Sold now.

Two blanket boxes looking rather fetching in the windows of our gallery along with some pretentiously placed items of a similar colour.

Blanket Box Blue

Large wicker blanket box covered in blue/purple cotton mix fabric. It looks rather like London Transport moquette (from the old Routemaster Bus seats) but it isn't. Would look excellent at the end of your bed don't you think?

For Sale only fifty quid.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hepplewhite Chair

OK, it's a reproduction 'in the style of Hepplewhite' dining chair but it's still very old, probably late 1880's. It's stamped VII so is from a large dining set. Very generous proportions. Nicely worn with some great copper botch-repairs (see detail) adding very much to the charm. The seat is re-upholstered and is covered in a bright linen which I think is only partly successful so I'm likely to re-cover this and am happy to do so free for anyone who wants to buy it (and has some material).

This chair is for sale.

Child's Dish Chair


A 1960's wicker bath chair that looks much like a satellite dish. Seat pad covered in tough wipe-clean cotton so you won't mind the kids sitting on it. Includes secret storage area for toys because kids love that don't they?

This chair is sold but I might be able to find you another if you're very keen.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Edwardian Ladies Chair

 Upholstery in progress.

 Before I touched it.

Reproduction Edwardian Ladies Chair fully reupholstered with traditional horse-hair and hessian, deep-buttoned back and covered in cobalt blue velvet. Or as I prefer, Yves Klein Blue velvet.

This chair is for sale.

Atomic Chair

1950's handmade chair with something of the 'atomic' period about it. Handmade/homemade by an eccentric chap in Llanelli (according to the house clearance auctioneer) of oak and mahogany. It's big enough for an adult but maybe more of a child's chair. Covered in genuine Tweed with orange flecks.

This chair is for sale.

Parker Knoll Chair

1960's TV chair (no arms) by Parker Knoll re-stuffed and re-covered in 1970's bright orange velvet.

This chair is no longer for sale as I spilled a cup of tea on it.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

1930's Knocked -Together Chair and (ridiculous) Ottoman

My Great Uncle Gerry used to live in Red Lion Square in Holborn and when he died I got this chair from his flat.
It's from around the time of Utility and being made from orange boxes needed a fair bit of reinforcement. I couldn't work out how it was made so I applied traditional upholstery techniques and went for the heavy horse-hair-and-hessian approach. I used a linen fabric by Moygashel called "Pinto" and designed by Arno Thoner.

With the offcuts I covered the worst quality footstool/box/ottoman I've ever seen that the chap at the auction forced on me. It's so terrible it comes free with the chair. It did make me laugh so I see it as worthwhile.

This chair is for sale.

G-Plan Apple Print Dining Chair(s)

I have four of these G-Plan dining chairs to be done in any fabric you like. Here's one in a cheapo apple print. Just so you can get an idea like.

4 available.

2 Tone Dining Chair

I bought a great two-tone jacket at The Salvation Army shop for a fiver but it didn't fit. Here it is on a chair with a couple of badges on the lapel and sleeve underneath.

This chair is sold.

The Luck Chair / Maeve's Chair

A commission for friends the Luck family. 1960's wicker chair in the shape of George Nelson's Coconut Chair.
Painted, re-stuffed and covered in Kath Kidston print fabric.

Theo, you can come and pick this up now. Please.

Soft Military Chair

Another 1970's Thonet Chair covered in digital print camouflage and black lacquer.


The Dog's Armchair

I rescued this chair from my Dad's old house and pumped lots of cash into doing it up. Reupholstery is not cheap. I bought dressmaking fabric in a bid to save money. The finished chair is a bit bumpy so I'm not going to show it to you. My dog loves it however.

Crazy Bones Chair

My mate John Whinnie and I both like Go-Gos (Crazy Bones), they're little plastic sculptures if you ask me. John doesn't like standing on them when they've been left out by the kids and neither do I. Inspired by his pain, I altered this chair to house them.

My daughter's favourite chair - not for sale.

Alien Chair

Dainty dining chair covered in patterned towelling. There is a little rubber alien stuck underneath, hence the name. I like to stick toys under my chairs, I can't quite put my finger on why, it's something to do with my ego I think.

This chair is sold.