Category Archives: mid-century modern

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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roped folding chairs, Yugoslavia edition

There are a lot of these folding chairs from Yugoslavia around.  They were made with a tinted clear finish that is almost always scratched and scuffed, and the original hemp/cotton cord is inevitably frayed and worn.  I’ve always wanted to … Continue reading

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comfy little side chair

I got this little chair awhile back and of course sliced open the back before remembering to take a photo or two!  I was just dying to know what padding it had originally because there sure wasn’t anything there when … Continue reading

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Teak monkeys!

These teak monkeys belonged to a friend.  The one on the left is missing his ears and upper…jaw?  Is that what that part is called? They aren’t the Danish monkeys by Bojesen, just adorable vintage Japanese knock-offs. I cut new … Continue reading

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Heywood Wakefield pouf ottoman gets a fresh new look

Looks hopeless, right? Obviously this was taken after I’d gotten started on taking the thing apart but that’s exactly how the fabric looked.  It’s that scratchy frieze fabric and the color was brown with a rosy undertone.  And some bald … Continue reading

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Hans Olsen cane back settee

The binder cane on the back on this Hans Olsen settee  was old and brittle with a lot of broken strands.  The settee needed cushions, too.   I rewove the back with new rattan, which will eventually darken in color.  … Continue reading

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Big round lounge chair

You see this 5′ diameter lounge chair attributed to Milo Baughman but I think that’s just one of those internet rumors that gets started and then is perpetuated because it’s just there. Anyway, it had the original frieze fabric from … Continue reading

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Danish Modern teak dining chairs

This is one of a set of six Danish Modern style teak chairs that I got from someone who I think got them at a yard sale.   After the MCR makeover!   This is not the original upholstery.  They … Continue reading

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Hans Wegner Cow Horn chairs, Johannes Hansen production

Long overdue post, but it’s a good one! This is one of a set of six Cowhorn chairs by Hans Wegner that had been in the owners’ family since they were purchased in the late 50s or early 60s.  They … Continue reading

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new webbing for Poul Volther sofa

This sofa by Danish designer Poul Volther was in very nice shape except for the webbing.  It was the Pirelli rubber type and had become saggy and dried out with age.  When Pirelli webbing reaches that state, it has no … Continue reading

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