Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Card Catalog Chair

This was a collaborative effort with Lucy Valena, owner of Voltage Coffee and Art in Kendall Square. That's her actual vintage card catalog, aka the Sugar Bar, reproduced on cotton/linen fabric.  We thought it would be a great mess-with-your-mind to have hard next to soft, looking the same.

If you're visiting this blog because you saw this chair, yes - it's true! Anything can go on a chair.  See below for other projects we've done. Every one is different and fantastic in its own way, especially our next one.  If you've recently patented a cell line, say, or won the Dreyfus Prize, just think - you could celebrate your elegant work with a chair.  Email your inquiries to holly@re-furnish.com.


 Lucy

 And the view from the street.

Some process...




Photoshopping some options.  Full-pattern treatment was the obvious winner.  Note that the fabric looked better laid out differently on the real chair (we're meticulous).






Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Progress on the Handsome Stranger chair



The Handsome Stranger chair is almost done. I like my Powershot stapler but it might be time to upgrade to a compressor. The body is natural linen and custom-printed panels. The understuffing I left largely in place and painted the frame with a couple of coats of semi-gloss White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thank you, craigslist


This is an old chair I'm re-upholstering - the "Handsome Stranger Chair".


Friday, June 18, 2010

Coffee time

Here are some cut-paper silhouettes I did, inspired by vintage silver and porcelain coffee pots:



And a close up:

















































Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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