March 12, 2015

Custom Daybed

We recently finished this Daybed for a client in New York. It's for a baby's nursery and is a standard twin size.

The mattress cover is removable, so the bed can be made up if the need arises, and the entire piece is upholstered in a beautiful Wedgewood blue brushed cotton from Romo.

March 03, 2015

Custom Ottoman with Metal Base

I'm dying of embarrassment over the length of time that has gone by without an update! To say the workroom has been quite occupied would be a great understatement - it's a good problem to have, but some things fall by the wayside, like updating the blog. So, naturally, there is are quite a few new pieces that we can share!

Moving forward! We recently finished these two ottomans for a project on the east coast. The top cushions are semi-attached, and the bottom portion fits into beautiful bronze metal bases.

Each of the metal pieces had to be fabricated individually and assembled, necessitating precision everywhere. It was literally a puzzle that fit together perfectly. 

October 16, 2014

Before & After: Jean Prouve Grand Repos

Another Before & After! We just finished restoring & reupholstering a Jean Prouve Grand Repos chair. The leather was in quite bad condition and all the metal was rusted & pitted.

Jean Prouve was a French architect & designer (1901 - 1984), who, using the same techniques as in automobile construction, made architectural elements out of molded & welded metal and applied them to his work. Grand Repos is one of his earliest designs. It is an adjustable lounge chair, and the design allows the single seat/back to be pushed continuously on ball bearings along the steel supporting slat.

We cleaned up the steel frame & reupholstered it in beautiful blue leather, take a look!

October 14, 2014

Before & After: Swedish Grace Art Deco Lounge Chairs

We just restored & reupholstered these amazing art deco chairs. They were made in Sweden, circa 1930, and are referred to as Swedish Grace lounge chairs. The term, Swedish Grace, was coined by Phillip Morton Shand to describe Scandinavian design in the mid-1920's.

They are smaller in size, but the curves & lines are beautiful, as is the birch wood on the arms & feet.

Here is the before photo - not bad, but it needed some TLC!

September 23, 2014

Before & After: Fabricius & Kastholm Scimitar Chairs

We just finished the restoration of two Scimitar chairs, designed by Preben Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm.

They are beautiful & amazing chairs, and due to the shape, not without challenges in terms of reupholstery in leather. A photo of the chairs before restoration & reupholstery is below:

September 19, 2014

Before & After: Eames Walnut Stool

These are such fabulous pieces! Charles & Ray Eames designed three shapes of stools in 1960 for the lobby of the Time Life Building in New York City. They are lathe-turned walnut and can also be used as little side table (although there is a slight curved indentation on top, better suited for a derriere than a teacup).

Oh, and here is the after! It just needed a little time with our talented finishing team!

All three shapes are still in production and sold through Herman Miller.

Edited: we just had a reader reach out to us on the upkeep & maintenance of these, and other, pieces. We did a blog post on this, which you can find here! Thank you!

September 17, 2014

Jean Michel Frank sofa series

The Jean Michel Frank inspired sofa (or JMF, as we refer to it) is one of the most requested pieces, and with good reason, don't you think? With its' classic, clean, simple lines, it is so beautiful and elegant, and really works well in both contemporary or traditional decor.

This JMF sofa was fabricated in a Perennials outdoor fabric for a family room; the fabric is sturdy and will be perfect for the hours of use it will see. And considering it is an outdoor fabric, it's really quite nice and soft.

This JMF style sofa was fabricated in ivory silk velvet for a more traditional living room.

And finally, we just finished two JMF style sofas in red mohair for a formal living room.