I loved this chair the moment I saw it – once you looked past the stained fabric and very scratched wooden arms, the potential was endless.
The shape was fabulous and after taking off all the old fabric, wadding, hessian, springs etc I new that I had to restore it with integrity, but with a modern twist.
First was getting the wood back to a warm polished look.
The rest of the chair was another matter.
The only part of the initial inners of the chair, that I managed to keep, was the front roll – who doesn’t like a challenge.
Once the springs were in and laced it was time for the coconut fibre.
The padding and calico was next and it all started to come together.
I decided to use beautiful cotton mix fabrics from warwick fabric from their collection ‘anthropology’.
After a few doubts about where to put the striped and plain fabric I finally found the right combination and love the new look of the chair.
Now to find a new home.