April 09, 2015

Custom Beds

Here are images of two newly completed custom beds.  Both are Eastern King, with a fully upholstered headboard and boxspring.  Sleep well!




April 06, 2015

Custom Armless Sofas

Here are some images of two custom armless sofas we just recently completed.  


Both pieces are classically upholstered.  Each seat cushion is tufted with a special hand-stitched "x" detail.  All back cushions are 100% white goose down and feathers.


The solid metal legs are done with a polished nickel finish.





April 03, 2015

Custom Art Deco Desk Chairs


We just completed two new custom Art Deco inspired desk chairs.  Each chair has a fully upholstered tight seat and back with special inner suspension.



The exposed wood legs and arms are made of solid white oak, with visible screw detailing.



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!