Category Archives: mid-century modern

Folding settee and chair – Yugoslavia

Awhile back I wove this new seat and back for this rare folding settee in the Hans Wegner style that is so popular.  I’d never seen a settee version before, only the chair in a few variations.  This was made … Continue reading

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Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs: oak with soap finish

Recently I restored a set of eight of these beautiful oak wishbone chairs.  I thought the owner said they had a wax finish but I was happy to discover that it was just soap.  The frames looked pretty good but … Continue reading

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MCR is doing upholstery again! (some, anyway)

At last, a long overdue update to the blog! Despite what it looks like, I have actually been working all this time, it’s just the real life intruded for awhile and the blog got pushed aside. But I’m back now! … Continue reading

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breaking with tradition

I don’t usually get so many Yugoslavian chairs at once to reweave and this second rocker so soon after the last one kind of got me thinking about other approaches.  I know that these are often compared to Hans Wegner’s rocking … Continue reading

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Another Yugoslavian folding chair gets new life

I got this poor old thing awhile ago and kept putting off work on it because the frame needed refinishing.  It’s beech with a stain and then clear lacquer on top—it’s supposed to look like walnut but of course once … 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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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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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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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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