Thursday, 22 November 2012

Hard at work

Miss Snupeson just never lets up in her tireless pursuit of excellence.
Here she is quality testing some flocking removed from an old chair.
"It's a hard job, but someone's gotta do it".

Monday, 19 November 2012

Market Update

Rapt! had its most successful outing yet on Sunday 18th November to the Old Bus Depot Market at Kingston, in Canberra.

Here are a few pics of the day (and yes, that is me on the left, sporting a new do). 

The story of who bought the Storyteller Wingchair (front left of this pic), is a good one which I'll save for another post.
Here's what the 2 little vintage oval ottos in the mid foreground of above pic looked like last week:

There were a few brand new products on the stall which don't show up in these photos, so here are some shots of them back at Bottoms' End before loading. This new upcycled coffee-table-stool, covered in an original Florence Broadhurst design (Ikeda) on pure linen, sold quickly to a lovely girl who told me she already owns this design in not one but 2 t-shirts! I do hope she's going to send me a pic of her sitting on this wearing one.

Next Old Bus Depot Market outing for Rapt! will be January 13th next year. (We've got so much commissioned work to do we're skipping the previously promoted December market.)

The Plank

This recently conceived, designed, made and sold stool all started with a piece of beautiful French linen and a plank of pine. 
Here's the story in pics:

Friday, 16 November 2012

New Wingys Just Flown In!

We've just taken delivery of our first batch of frames from a new maker. While the old ones were great quality, these are even better. Made mostly from Tassie Oak (rather than pine) and dowell-jointed in the important bits (not screwed)... these are built to last for generations.

Here's Miss Snupeson and me - I'm looking happy because she's just given the batch her Lick of Approval.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

the Storyteller Chair

Here's the latest "masterpiece" (?) off the workbench.

Definitely the whackiest wingchair yet - but how perfect for story-telling, or just story-reading, eh?

(See the previous post for the story behind the fabrics used and inspiration for this chair.)

The Storyteller chair is for sale - and is heading off to the Old Bus Depot Market on Sunday 18th November looking for the family that will fall in love with it and want to take it home.