The chair that comes apart...and than together...and then apart.... and then together!
January when Line, an aspiring upholsterer from Denmark, stayed with
us for 5 weeks, we started to work on a new project. (apologies for
the long silence...we were not in hibernation)
couple years we have been nourishing the idea toexperiment something with the upholstery and revealing its magical process
that is exclusive to us.
I am assisting to the building up of a traditional sofa I am
immediately associating it with the inside of a piano: it's
functional, it is precisely constructed and beautiful to watch it”.
inspiring thought to transform a traditional chesterfield with the
upholstery that comes apart, showing the hand-tied springs and the old
frame?...After two years it still a project but now we are closer
B_chair and Alex_chair are a huge step in this direction: we have created an upholstery that comes apart...and then
together, showing what lies beneath the surface. Every upholstered part (wings,
arms, back and seat) comes off simply unfastening press buttoning and with a system of elastic webbing they are secured to the chair.
Their frames are a beauty to watch, they are relatively old,
marked with the signs of their history (...or with horrible varnish) and their imposing presence reveal their full potential, no tricks no games, just
bare wood and accessible upholstery for the eye of their consumer.
does take us the re-upholstery of these pieces?
when we repair the back of a chair we need to strip off part of the
seat and vice versa, but in this case every piece can be
Customers can also transform the look of
their furniture, recovering one or two parts at the time and without
necessarily modifying the whole piece.
Josephine B. and Alex are definitely a step towards our grand project but in the
meantime they are performing an overture with their proposed solution