Very early 1960’s Es670-71 arrived at the workshop with thrashed cobalt blue cushions.
Brian L. wanted to keep the color uniqueness
Just more modern
We install stunning Townsend leather in Manta Blue
Gunstock oiled all the panels and as always new shock mounts for the bounce
Time to beat em black n blue
We started off with a few ugly smelly stools
After some prep we applied an egg shell look finish along with Maharam fabric
Its not true what they say about shining a stool
We started with a couple of very thrashed 60’s era Eames loungers
Both went through the full restoration process
Then we ‘shagged’ ’em!!
Owned since she was a young lady, Tanya was fed up with these DCW’s
It takes a bit more than a rub with tung oil to get this kind of finish
We highlighted the edges to make the ply pop & most importantly installed new shock mounts for decades more safe seating
We should have taken pictures of these before they got a ‘lift’
I’m sure you will agree that these are a lovely pair
with a great behind
Perfect comfort for the taller person
Its no secret that there are numerous knock off eames style lounge and ottomans out there, China are shipping containers of them every week. If you find a bargain on Craigslist its probably a rip off. On the other hand if you should happen to get one for $200 like the one below we can turn it around.
Similar comfort & style for a fraction of the cost
And quite pretty at the end of the day
All wood refinished, new foam and leather installed topped off with polished & painted bases etc.
This turned out to be one of our longer projects
But as always
Its worth the wait
The fiberglass armshell was and still is one of the most comfortable chairs ever made.
Overtime the fabric gets funky and the foam get crunchy n dusty.
With some TLC, wicked fabric, polish & casters these bad boys are ready for a new trip!
“Far out man”
Big Sky Chillin MT.
Jason requested something different for his Montana cabin, a little more worn with a club chair look.
We started with really rough 1950’s rosewood panels, after many hours they came out great, all aluminum parts received a ‘Dirty Brass’ finish reminiscent of the Warrior. Last in the puzzle were the cushions upholstered in a gorgeous Townsend hide.
Henry Ford said “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” I’m sure if Charles & Ray were alive today they would say “you can have it in any color you want, as long as you enjoy it” The world doesn’t have to be upholstered in black leather.
Many many hours of hand stitching and the final result is far from boring