Teak show wood, sanded and waxed. Pure cotton pinpoint fabric "Rîve Gauche".
Found these in poor condition, covered with foul, thick sprayed varnish, springs replaced with board and generally not great.
Now after a spell in the Hertfordshire rehab we have a pair of happy spruced up chairs:
1950’s pair of reasonably compact armchairs. Flared detail. Beech frame, stripped to the bones and re-worked. Top fabric is boiled wool “Slate”, thick, smooth and luxurious - think Loden coats. Buttons are pure linen “Flint”. Seat cushions are loose, lined and fully zipped.
Jindrich Halabala, iconic Czech furniture designer, who pioneered clean lines and functionality, mainly in the thirties.
Beautiful, beautiful pieces. Elegant, flowing and with a real presence.
A linen combo: burnt orange on stone. Thank you Cloth Shop.
An all beech 1940s Parker Knoll with steam bent arms. Originally considered quite racy for Blighty back then, these continental interlopers took a while to catch on.
Part of the Fox Collection. My pal Foxy has a pair of these corkers in his oh so stylish Kentish redoubt. Gawd bless you, dear boy.
We made these sofas to complement the Florence chairs. Same lines, just two and a half times wider. Fabric is soft cotton pinpoint : "Rive Gauche".
When this 1940s chair was stripped, it was stuffed with rags and algerian grass. Another example of reaching down to the past: materials were increasingly hard to come by, so whatever was to hand would be just fine. Fabric is pure cotton.
This jaunty pair are a turnout from the sixties. The legs were re-sprayed matt black. Fabric houndstooth/light grey marl.
Parker Knoll utility armchair from the late 1940s. The fabric is loosely woven natural linen "Medieval Chic" and the buttons are mustard linen "Norfolk". The oak frame has been stripped and french polished.
These "Florence" chairs are made in our workshop in the beautiful county of Hertfordshire. They are inspired by 1950s east european pieces. These two are "Oatmeal" and "Slate" pure linen with tweed buttons. Frames and legs are beech.
East German label...great sense of history. Cold War chair. Le Carre, the Stasi, the Wall...chilling.
Victorian ironback from about 1880 at an early stage of rebirth. These look lovely when done but they are absolute pigs to do. The iron frame means there is nothing to tack into, and every layer has to be hand sewn to the frame. Thanks chaps, we're loving it.
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