Saturday, 13 November 2010

Five minutes to eleven

Used this early 20th century (possibly 1950s) leather wing chair for a client who was less concerned with period than with effect. This type of clubby chair  was very popular up until the 1980s.

While visiting Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler another client expressed a desire to have this chair.  A chair of his own. In principle, I agreed. The room would benefit from the variation in height. However, this was not the right chair.

Searching for the right chair, I came upon this late Georgian example in Scotland. It needed to be relatively inexpensive, and luckily it was, to rationalise the cost of turning it into the right chair...

And here it is, exactly as I imagined it would be, traditionally reupholstered in a hand dyed and finished leather.  In fact, I am so pleased with the result I have decided to put it into production. With a couple of minor tweaks, that is.

There is always time for a smackerel of something.

Now playing: Yello - Goldrush


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A good book and a cup of tea.
Or maybe whiskey.

nina myers said...

wonderful. just wonderful

Benjamin said...

HOBAC - These are perfect places for my behind. Your genius never ceases to amaze.

victoria thorne said...

benjamin's right

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear HOBAC, what an absolutely beautiful chair and I love the colour.

Smackerel... what a wonderful word.

Thank you for your comments the other day. Your recommendations are absolutely spot on. I've bought a fair bit from Architectural Forum and Jason has been over to my house and is going to angle grind the arch of a Victorian fireplace so it fits as some idiot has cemented my marble fireplace to the wall and he thinks it might crack (or we'll have to take the whole wall down to get it out again). What a pallaver! Hope all's good with you xx