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Møller 66 chair transformed by oiling

This is one of a set of four chairs that I recently got to restore.  Three of them were ok but this one had some serious-looking something going on in the back. It looked like someone had poured some kind of … Continue reading

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Hans Wegner CH23 dining chairs

I was recently asked to redo the seats and clean up the frames on a set of four Hans Wegner CH23 chairs plus an extra that the owner had gotten from somewhere else.  The seats on the set of four … Continue reading

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unusual trestle bench with paper cord seat

I spotted the woven top on this bench in a thrift store and of course had to check it out.  It was marked Made in Yugoslavia, which was no surprise–it has the same look as the folding lounge chairs that … Continue reading

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announcement

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have lost my workspace and will be suspending upholstery operations.  The set-up I had there just doesn’t exist anywhere else, unfortunately.  I am making this decision after many months of careful consideration. I … Continue reading

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Wegner CH22 chairs get new seats

I recently redid a pair of these Wegner CH22 chairs.  The seat on this one wasn’t too bad but the other one had the typical broken strands along the front rail.  The wood on both had been treated with some … Continue reading

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rare Bramin lounge chair

September 2016 UPDATE:  The designer of this chair has been confirmed as Hans Olsen.  See http://www.designaddict.com/forum/Identification/Danish-lounge-chair-ID ; scroll down to post #12 for a scan of the original furniture catalog featuring these with the design attribution.  Thanks to Leif and Design Addict! … Continue reading

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Overman sofa from Sweden

I redid this Overman sofa recently.  I know Overman production shifted to the US at some point but this was made in Sweden. The fabric is “Fleece” by Unika Vaev, which started out as a Danish company.  The fabric is … Continue reading

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Fiber rush vs. Danish Paper Cord

Every once in awhile I see a Danish chair seat woven with fiber rush, or repairs done in fiber rush.   Are they they same thing? No. Both are made of twisted brown kraft paper, like the stuff paper bags are … Continue reading

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Overman chair gets a fresh start for spring

This chair made in Sweden by Overman has an appealing shape, but boy was that vinyl tired-looking! Knoll’s Classic Boucle in Crimson suits the chair’s personality perfectly, in my opinion. Originally the seams were machine stitched and then top stitched. … Continue reading

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Wegner CH25 woven chair

This Wegner CH25 chair had the usual broken strands that come with age and use.  It also arrived in pieces but a competent repairman took care of those issues, leaving me free to weave.  And weave.  And weave…!   The … Continue reading

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