Monday, 30 April 2012

Bus Stop Chair

Here's another chair for the comfort of old ladies at bus stops. This one is now on the A482 Lampeter Road (near Pumpsaint).

I got four of these chairs free from the local tip, I painted this white and covered it with a skirt from a charity shop.

I really liked the pattern, I would call it 'Top Shop Vorticism' as it certainly has something of Percy Wyndham Lewis about it.

To keep up the Robert Thompson tribute I added another rubber mouse. The label is the same also.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

1950's 'Festival' Armchair

This is a Parker Knoll wing-back chair from the 1950's appropriately covered in 1951 'Festival' fabric by Sanderson. The print was originally designed by the great Jacqueline Groag and now reissued by Sanderson to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain where this fabric was launched.

This chair is for sale at £375. John Lewis are selling a collapsed-looking chair in this fabric for £1100 no less.

Here's designer Jacqueline Groag, the Czech interloper looking the epitome of cool as if to somehow endorse this chair. I'm sure she'd like it more than the John Lewis one anyway.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Abandoned Chair

There are lots of seat-less bus stops in my area where old ladies have to stand up, I am making it my business to rectify this. Here's the first step. This chair currently sits in the lopsided shelter on the A40 past Llandeilo (on the Pen-y-banc turn-off), how long it stays there remains to be seen.

The chair was given to me and is re-upholstered using waste stuffings and covered in an old jumper.

In tribute to Robert Thompson (the mouseman furniture maker) I included an orange rubber mouse.

Look our for more Guerilla Upholstery in a bus stop nowhere near you.