Category Archives: mid-century modern office furniture

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 … Continue reading

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vintage Shaw-Walker office chair

This office chair dates to the 50s and was made by Shaw-Walker.  The vinyl upholstery and maple arm rests had seen better days.   Nini from Home Anthology consulted with me on fabric choices.  We tried a bunch of different … Continue reading

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Erik Kierkegaard desk chair

This desk chair by Danish designer Erik Kierkegaard arrived with an 80s beach print lightweight cotton fabric. Oh, my, no. Here it is in a much more appropriate “Arno” by Knoll, a rich, all-wool fabric in taupe.  You can almost … Continue reading

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Goodform Steno Chair #2

I found this Goodform steno chair in a thrift shop.  It was dated 1978 and had seen a lot of use.  The upholstery was sagging over the compressed foam and the aluminum frame was dirty and scuffed.   And that … Continue reading

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Executive office chair by Vincent Cafiero for Knoll

This was one of the more dramatic transformations that I’ve worked on.  I got the chair a few years ago with the thought that I could very well end up taking it to the dump if it wasn’t salvageable.  The … Continue reading

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Goodform steno chair

These Goodform chairs are good candidates for re-upholstery.  They’re nearly indestructible and the heavy aluminum bases and frames beg for something more interesting than the institutional vinyl that’s original to them. Best part?  There are little clips like these holding … Continue reading

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