26.7.12 REQIUM FOR A CHAIR


On my regular second hand sourcing trips I have found and lugged home many a fab chair. Always in need of some help but fab nonetheless. I have also missed out on some. Oh the gut wrenching sadness to see a sold sticker on a chair that clearly was meant for me! Late last night whilst peering through the window of my local op shop there it was, the chair find of all chair finds... a set of worn leather chesterfield armchairs with the dreaded sticker. It is a sad day my chair loving friends.




My most adventurous chair find was this old timber swivel style office chair. This thing weighs a tonne and after finding it on the side of the road in Bondi I lugged it five blocks home to my apartment in Tamarama. Let me tell you there was pain... but oh how I love this chair! Ten years on and 60hrs of stitching later it sits at my desk proud as punch reupholstered in black leather with a custom black and white typography tapestry upholstered to it's back. Captured above right at our previous home see the rest of the shoot here by Inside Out Magazine.

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  1. Oh I know that feeling all too well Tamara, being one with a bit of a chair fetish myself. Good thing I'm here in Wellington & you in Sydney, so at least we're not competing for the same chairs. :)
    Your office chair looks so fabulous - the stitching is a brilliant idea. And don't you love it when something like this, and the story behind it, still makes you smile every day. Amanda x

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    1. Ha, don't you just love the competitive streak all good chair fetish holders have! What is it about a chair?!Glad you love mine Amanda! Tx

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  2. oh i LOVE this chair... that is just beautiful... liberty in london has some refurbished industrial desk chairs with new needlepoint upholstery and they are absolutely swoon-worthy... but i think this one in it's classic b&w is even sweeter!

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    1. Wow, better than Liberty's... now that's a compliment, thank you! Tx

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