Friday, February 19, 2010

Found: Adkinson Chair, Part 2

We completely disassembled the chair, cleaned each bentwood piece, and replaced rusted out hardware.  Most of the screws were close to disintegrating so we couldn't get around these replacements.  The structure of this chair is so beautiful, I wish it was usable without the chair pads!

We chose a beautiful black linen fabric to replace the original tattered green upholstery.  Again, the chair was completely un-sittable with the original fabric so we had to find an alternative.  We felt the subtle texture of the linen and the beautiful strands of charcoal grey would help emphasize the form of the piece, rather than detracting from it. 


Handmade piping finishes the piece nicely and matches the designer's original intention.

Drumroll please...

One down, three to go!  We are happy to add this piece of history to our collection!


Anonymous said...

AWESOME Did you get the others also? such talent. I hope it brings you great joy. Sharon O

Scott and Heather said...

What a gorgeous chair! Great job on the restoration.

Fig Studio, LLC said...

Thanks! We are very happy with how they turned out. I'll need to bring at least one to work as our condo is now busting at the seams with chairs!