Sunday, 18 May 2014


here's our latest … definitely the prettiest chair we've ever produced.
It's made from one of our reproduction Featherstone armchair frames (hand built from formed ply by our wizard frame-maker) with a matching footstool. 
The outside back and stool-top is covered in the stunning 'Hydrangea' print from Sparkk fabrics which has been causing jaw-dropping reactions from the folk who have seen it so far.  The inside back, piping and multi-coloured buttons are a hard-wearing commercial upholstery fabric from Warwick.  
We've made a few of these chairs in the past as commissions for nurseries (sometimes as  'Push Presents'), because they are particularly comfortable to sit with a nursing baby… that curved arm and back are just the right shape for holding a littlie. However, of course you don't have to be nursing to enjoy the supreme comfort of this classic Australian chair design - when you've got your feet up on the stool, a good book in your hand and something nice playing in the background, you're never going to want to get up.
This pair is available for sale ($2,250.00) - see our online shop for full details or get in touch to arrange a test-sit in the showroom.
I don't think this particular pair is going to last long.

Friday, 9 May 2014


If you haven't yet bought that very important pressie (not necessarily for Mothers' Day this Sunday) then come and check out our great selection in the Rapt! showroom. 
Here's just some of what we've got on offer:

A range of gorgeous goodies from UTOPIA GOODS just in stock. Bags from $45, and cushions - incl. inserts - from $75.

Fabric Artyfacts (beautiful prints, ready to hang)

Chairs & ottomans (of course)!

Patchy Cushions by Rapt!

And the showroom opening hours this weekend:

Sunday, 4 May 2014


Phew! It's been a very busy week at Rapt! HQ and Bottoms' End. Here's what we've been up to:

The showroom openings had lots of visitors, bringing lots of work, so I'm limiting the opening hours till I get on top of the current work.
OPEN: Wednesdays 11am - 3pm 
and other times by arrangement (phone 4236 0787)
showroom coming together nicely… new fabrics arriving all the time
wingchair and footstool commission underway
beautiful faux-freisan hide for a new batch of JamberMOO ottos in production
Pair of great old characters sold from showroom and being re-covered
a new orphan arrived into the orphanage (now looking for its forever home)
a pair of clubs… seen better days… commission… just wait till you see what fabrics the client has chosen!
I played with this fabric from SPARKK imagining how it might look on the back of a Featherstone reproduction armchair
glorious new fabric hangers arrived from UTOPIA . this one is called Flannel Heath

this one is Firewheel
It all got a bit much for Pip - she decided to take some time out.