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