Colored upholstered vintage furniture by Bokja. The couch above is dubbed Swivel Talia and is made of some vintage lakii from central Asia mixed with a decorative texture, suzani while Below, the Swivel Chair tries to bring back the 60s with its embroidered vintage fabric from Tajikistan.
From the fashion capital of the world has come this new piece of furniture that can only be called a cross between yesteryear fashion and checkered chairs! The criss-crossed belts give impression of colourful tassles and make for an interesting piece of home decor as well as utility.
Strap bands chair from an innovative Parisian fashion designer Yahia Ouled-Moussa makes sure that wherever you plant this chair, whether in your room or office, it livens it up with the sheer magic of colors and originality! Available in mixed-bag of colours from yellow, red, blue, orange and pink, these chairs also come in military version with beige and green colours.
Like leather upholstery in your living room, but can’t stand the lack of fancy colors? That changes soon when the Pantone Printed Leather Chair and its ilk hit the market, combining the appeal and longevity of leather with a digitally-applied bevy of colors.
Adorned with the full Pantone color chart on its upholstery, the chair looks like the perfect furniture for living rooms and office lounges designed with a colorful motif. It’s a shame that it wasn’t for sale, as nearly every graphic designer in attendance at the show was reportedly salivating at the prospect of getting one for their office.
Zoe Murphy is becoming known for her lovely hand printed furniture & textiles, with prints all based around her hometown Margate.
Furniture and fabrics are reclaimed from second-hand (note the 50s furniture & silks unpicked from old wedding dresses) and up-cycled into new designs and pieces. Prints transform run down gloomy British seaside imagery into bright, optimistic fabrics celebrating the seaside!
In Zoes words…
“…a place and a thing that with loving attention and good design, can be brought back to be something beautiful, desired and respected.”
An upholstery team recycles and reinvents discarded chairs and fabric scraps.
Being green comes naturally to Richard Pariello and Sharlott Lewis—they’ve been upcycling old chairs and fabric scraps for years.
The duo salvages unwanted and discarded chairs and recovers them in patchwork kaleidoscope patterns at Designs by Richard Pariello in Payson, Ariz.
“Richard’s sense of design and upholstery skills, and my patience and sewing skills come together to create our one-of-a-kind Kaleidochairs,” Lewis says of her and Pariello’s creations. “It’s a labor of love with all the time that goes into them.”
The two labor for 80 or 90 hours per chair, to be exact. Most of that time is spent sewing the fabric pieces together. Fabric scraps from previous projects and discarded samples from fabric stores are saved and pieced together in patterns inspired by quilt blocks. Each chair includes more than 100 fabrics sewn together, all topstitched, which adds to appearance and durability. The resulting custom-made, recycled fabric is then used to cover unwanted chairs Pariello and Lewis rework from wherever they can: thrift shops, curbs or third parties.
“A lot of the chairs are pretty bad,” Pariello says. “Some aren’t structurally good, but the foam rubber is good. Everything’s recycled.”
Pariello and Lewis both enjoy working on the Kaleidochairs for the love of the trade and to make good use of materials unwanted by others.
“We’re pleased to know that these chairs have another chance to be enjoyed,” they say. “We’ve been green since before it became necessary.”
Hi my name is Allana.
I am an emerging textile designer, with my focus on designing fabrics for soft furnishings. I also enjoy putting my designs onto other products.
This blog is my place to share my interests in textiles and design. Also any projects I am currently undertaking. Key areas I am interested in, but definitely not limited to include: textiles, Design, Art, Weaving, Sewing, Digital Printing, Patchwork, Fabrics, Soft Furnishings, Furniture, Interiors, Recycling, Up-Cycling, Repurposing, Handmade, Crafts and Anything Quirky