Monday, 18 July 2016

Armchair in Melin Tregwynt wool fabric

A 1990's Laura Ashley armchair reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt semi-plain gold 100% wool.

And very nice too

This was a commission

Friday, 15 July 2016

French Bedroom Chair in Melin Tregwynt fabric

A reproduction French-style bedroom char reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt Mondo Rose fabric

Produced for French/Welsh townhouse Maison Galles in Cardiff - I reckon we nailed the French/Welsh  aesthetic here don't you?

This was a commission

Friday, 8 July 2016

Art Deco Armchair in Bute Tweed

A home-made mahogany Art Deco armchair reupholstered in Bute tweed

Another of those projects that I really don't want to give back, this is a real beauty. Lovingly made by hand in someone's home workshop and fifty or so years later is bought by my customer for a tenner at a house clearance auction.

Maybe it was a bit tatty, but really, who could give this away? Imagine this is left behind by your grandad and he made it with his own hands, would you sell it? No neither would I. I'd rather have this than any design classic, maybe it doesn't quite have the cohesive style of the work of Aalto or Panton, but it's unique. In fact I bet either of those gentlemen would have this in their own houses too.

Look at the legs, they're planks. Just planks. But the angles, look at the angles.

And look at the joints on the arm, and the angles... OK I'll stop gushing now.

The fabric ain't bad either is it?

You could go looking for one of these yourself, go trawling around the auctions and antique shops. But you won't find one.

This was a commission

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Victorian Armchair

Late Victorian armchair reupholstered in Ramshead by Bute Fabrics

An elegant little chair this, now even more elegant in this great fabric

I had great difficulty pinning the fabric down to the base of that turned arm because the rails had been modified and there wasn't enough room but some tacked-in laid cord did the job and some extra double piping covered it up

Nice eh?

This was a commission

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Open Armchair in Melin Tregwynt wool

Period open armchair reupholstered in Melin Tregwynt Luna Berry 100% wool

This was a commission