Another Vincent Cafiero executive office chair

I recently got another executive office chair by Vincent Cafiero for Knoll.  Designed in the 60s,  it has been out of production for decades.

It doesn’t look so bad here, right?


Finished, done in Knoll’s Classic Boucle in the Black Iris colorway, a deep eggplant purple.  It was hard to photograph the color accurately and I didn’t want to darken it because then you would miss the details.


The old latex foam was extremely dry and crunchy after 40+ years.


Also, this was one of the dirtiest chairs I’ve seen in awhile.


The original fabric was actually woven of royal blue and navy but had faded to this gray-blue color.


SO much better now.


The foam in the seat was compressed to the point of not showing the tufting anymore.


I used latex foam in the re-do.  It has a resiliency that is unmatched by any urethane foam for comfort.



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