Friday, 24 February 2012

Blood, sweat and moquette

No sewing project has ever caused me as much grief as this one. The project was to recover existing (old) foam to make 3 new cushions for this 1960's divan. The client is a collector and trader in mid-century furniture, and has a great eye for, and knowledge of, this era of furniture.
The grief came in dealing with the vintage fabric ("uncut moquette"). It looks and feels great, but under the sewing machine foot it just frayed and stretched and 'ran'. I spent hours unpicking and re-sewing, but seeing these pics of the finished result makes me feel better. (The client did up the divan himself, this is the 'Before')...

If you're in the market for this sort of furniture, drop me a line and I'll put you in touch with him. 

My partner Geoff has just bought this gorgeous Eames (group) office chair at a great price.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Digging Anthropology

I've been busy lately making a set of cushions and ottoman for a home in Leichhardt, Sydney.
The client picked up today and was stoked. The cushion range included scatter cushions in several styles and box-edge cushions for lounging on the floor, all (again) in Warwick's Anthropology range. This time the colour way is 'Antique' which is darker hued than what you've seen from me before in projects such as the Santa Fe chair.
My favourite was the little patchwork rectangular scatter,shown in foreground of above pic. I reckon this is absolutely the most comfy shape for lumbar support in a sofa, armchair or car seat.