18.10.11

so to the left is the before photo (sorry it's so small - it was an image the museum sent) - john did a great job! - my part was in the collaboration of the design - all the stripping (a gazillion staples) was all john and a ton of power and hand sanding (white wash paint on the wood was not easy to remove) plus wood steam bending and assembling - john liked the idea of leaving some of the remnants of the chair's former life - some of the paint in the cracks and the staples holes left behind in the areas that held down the upholstery. right from the beginning we knew that the silhouette of the former chair had to echo through whatever was done. I think the chair reflects our aesthetics completely. it will be picked up today and I hope the textile museum will love it as much as we do.
if you're interested in this charity event to support the TMC you can buy tickets here - it will be held at the Gladstone Hotel.

23 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Arounna. It is perfectly bookhou.

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  2. wow, that really is a beautiful result, love the combination of old and new!

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  3. You guys did a great job, combining old and new... The chair would look great in my livingroom :-)

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  4. oh wow, what an amazing job you've done on the chair ! that's out of this world !! well done, guys !
    oxox

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  5. It is amazing, what a beautiful piece of work!
    Elegant and fresh with an old soul.

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  6. That is stunning. I love that you can still see the old, very clearly, with the new seamlessly fitting in. Beautiful, beautiful.

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  7. an incredible piece of work, john--congratulations! I love how you have merged the two styles so seamlessly. very thought provoking!
    xine

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  8. Wow, stunning! I love the new and old together like that and I totally agree with John about leaving traces of paint - we did the same on an old fireplace surround. It's part of the story, don't you think?

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  9. you two are chair magicians
    It is fabulous

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  10. This chair is beautiful! Bravo!!

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  11. Wow. It is very beautiful. It seems like the perfect melding of old and new to me. Such talent!

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  12. It is so very stunning to say the least!

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  13. Really, really fabulous ... so boukhou! Congratulations!

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  14. This is amazing, what a beautiful chair!

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  15. really love the bent slats. this needs to go into production! great craftsmanship

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  16. stunning transformation of the chair!! amazing work you guys! it is just incredible!

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  17. wow this chair is amazing! You are so talented! I would never have an eye for such a thing but your work is wonderful.

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  18. That's not a chair, it's a work of art. Congratulations - it's eye-poppingly beautiful. I always visit the Textile Museum when I'm in Toronto. Thank you for supporting such a wonderful institution.

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