This was a recent reupholster of an Adrian Pearsall lounge chair made by Craft Associates in the 60s. I thought the back cushion might have been a restyling but no, the originals had that button tufting. They tended to get lumpy and saggy over the years.
The new owners wanted a sleeker look so we decided on this foam cushion shaped to fit the curve of the back. The new fabric is Knoll’s “Classic Boucle” in the Smoke colorway, medium gray with a hint of blue.
The owners asked for a shorter back cushion to give the chair a more modern look. I think it works well and of course this restyling is easily reversible should a future owner want the original look again.
You can also see a slight curve in the back cushion in this photo. I added a layer of firm foam at the bottom for lumbar support. It doesn’t look like much but it made a big difference in the comfort level of the chair.
This is a good view of the oiled walnut base and also the lower edge of the chair, which had been very lumpy and bumpy due to uneven padding and screw heads.