Vanessa Su – Taipei, Taiwan – Chair Chair Pad (sketch model)
Vanessa Su’s Chair Chair pad.. How to dress up your office chair:-)
Swivel Chair’ by Bokja, sixties furniture upholstered in embroidered vintage fabric from tajikistan – image Â© bokja
Al-Sabah Art & Design collection is a contemporary gallery which is scheduled to open its doors in dubai in early spring of 2009. the gallery is the result of a recent partnership agreement between DIFC (dubai international financial centre) and founder of the luxury retail emporium villa moda, sheikh majed al-sabah from kuwait. The mission of the gallery is to promote the craftsmanship of the middle east. Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah wants to encourage local governments to take more responsibility in preserving their cultural heritage.
Via Disign Boom: design miami/ 08: al-sabahart & design collection
While roaming London for the London Design Festival 2008 I walked along 178 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU, and my eyes were drawn to the then closed but very colorful shop “Squint”.
When home it appeared I had already pinched a photo from I don’t know where on the web.
I took a couple of photos.
Their website is Squint Limited
Squint opened in East London at the beginning of 2005, it was started by Lisa Whatmough a former Sculptor and Painter. Her initial desire was to showcase the antique textiles she had been collecting and found that a fusion of period furniture and fabrics made for unexpected one off pieces.
The range comprises of items such as Victorian chaise longues and iconic Egg chairs and includes all types of upholstered furniture as well as mirrors and lighting, each piece bespoke incorporating a mix of contemporary and vintage fabrics.
As Squint has grown it now makes to order, classic designs meticulously made in England and upholstered traditionally, with tied springs and hand stitched seams. Each design is priced individually depending on the final mix of fabrics used.
Lead times are running at between ten and twelve weeks and any items ready to go will be shown in the Off The Peg section.
Squint sells internationally through Squint, Liberty, Designers Guild, Lane Crawford, J Roaman, Barneys New York and AADesign Museum Seoul.
Squint is not cheap. Probably because the the chairs and sofas are new. Their products remind me of NYC based Apryl Miller. There are similarities, as Apryl is also a painter and sculptor.
Ah now I see where I had the picture from: I featured them already here…
I individually sewed on each piece of cotton rope fringe to create this crazy chair. I hand dyed each piece prior to sewing it on. The chair stands 32-1/2inches tall from the floor to the top of the back. It is 19inches wide and 20inches deep.
PLEASE NOTE: This chair will ship out via Greyhound Package Express to your nearest greyhound station. Please specify your station of choice at checkout.
Added on Sep 16, 2008
Via Etsy :: dinwiddies [This item dissappeared though]
Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on November 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM
This chair has been brought back to life with a couple of fresh coats of paint and a re-upholstered seat.
The paint used on this chair is exterior paint and the fabric used is weather proof, so you can leave this chair outside in the garden! It makes a pleasent change from the standard plastic green garden chair.
I am constantly giving old chairs a second chance at life and I’m always looking for inspiration, so if you have a specific colour combination in mind to match your existing decor, just let me know!
It was on Etsy, but it disappeared.
Last edited by gje on March 8, 2010 at 4:40 PM