Category Archives: mid-century modern

reviving and converting a set of Møller #75 chairs

Home Anthology recently asked me to bring a set of these Møller #75 chairs back to life.  The paper cord seats were very stained and had some broken strands, and the teak had years of grimey build-up. Some people might … Continue reading

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Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates lounge chair restyling

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 … Continue reading

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a pair of Thonet lounge chairs

This is the “after” shot of these two lounge chairs by Thonet, from Home Anthology. As is so often the case these days, I didn’t get a good “before” shot—just the one below of the lovely teal green vinyl that … Continue reading

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New seats for old chairs

Home Anthology had a set of six of these handsome teak chairs with seats that were shot.  The chairs were custom made in the Danish Modern style in India fifty or sixty years ago for someone who worked in foreign … Continue reading

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Wegner-style Yugoslavian folding rope chairs

This vintage Wegner-style folding chair was made in Yugoslavia.  It was one of a pair that I redid recently.   The original cotton cord was very worn with lots of broken strands.  I forgot to take photos of the whole … Continue reading

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Restyled Overman egg chair and ottoman

This Overman lounge and ottoman didn’t start out this way in the 70s.   Originally it was covered in tan vinyl with an overstuffed tan corduroy cushion that had a lot of button tufting.  The corduroy part was gone by … Continue reading

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Adrian Pearsall wave lounge

  This is the 2147-CL Chaise Lounge by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.  You can see it in their original catalog here.  Those misshapen areas are due to the latex foam being dried out and compressed.   Here it is … Continue reading

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Teak Horsnæs chair by S. A. Andersen, Denmark

This teak chair, produced by the Horsnæs furniture company in Denmark and (I think) designed by S. A. Andersen, came to me in pieces. The frame and springs were in good shape—but that upholstery fabric!  It was dirty and worn. … Continue reading

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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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Milo Baughman recliner transformed

I’m back!  I’ve got a backlog of projects for the new year, so check back often for updates.   One of my recent jobs was this Milo Baughman recliner.   I think it was modified in the 70s to go … Continue reading

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