August 14, 2012

Before & After: Classic Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair & Ottoman

One of the pieces that personifies classic modern is the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen. Jacobsen designed this chair in 1958, initially for the Radisson hotel in Copenhagen (it's amazing how many of these pieces were first designed for commercial spaces), and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. Some believe that the Egg Chair was inspired by Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair.

This Egg Chair was brought in by a client who was just gifted the chair by her parents. She had many fond memories growing up with this piece in her parents home. We completely restored & reupholstered the chair & ottoman, bringing it back to its' original condition.

More of our restoration project can be seen on the Classic Design website - thanks, as always, for checking us out!

August 06, 2012

Before & After: Antique Leather chair

This chair is most likely arts & crafts era, probably from the early 1900's. 

The original designer is unknown, but we have restored it as the original with coil springs, horsehair, leather & antique brass nail heads. 

August 03, 2012

Before & After: Eero Saarinen Executive chairs

This set of 8 Saarinen executive chairs, two armchairs & six side chairs, weren't in terrible condition (we've seen worse!), but the fabric was very old and the colors were a little dated. Our client uses them as dining chairs and wanted to punch up the ensemble, so she used a variety of colors, all in the Knoll family, with two patterns repeated.

How fun is this?! 

This is one of the great things about classic modern furniture; it can completely carry bright color and contrasting pattern. And if you aren't into vivid and bold, these chairs are just as stunning in more understated colors. 

Thank you Eero Saarinen.

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