One of our foibles is vintage chairs. They are full of character and charm, not to mention a dash of mystery. Who has sat on this chair and what was their life like? We love to rescue tired pieces and give them a clean up and recover them in modern jazzy chic fabrics, giving them a new look and personality.
The vintage chair above right is an unusual piece, which recently found a new home when it was on display at one of our shows in Orford Town Hall, Orford, Suffolk. The top quality fabric is called 'Casca' from the Cantello collection by ROMO - a strikingly bold pink velvet geometric pattern on a dark brown canvas background. The fabric was chosen because it mirrored the pattern in the cane worked back, and it looked stunning. A young couple saw it and fell in love with its quirky style. It's great to know it will be given pride of place in their bedroom as a feature.
Why buy vintage chairs?