We came across a number of chairs saved from a defunct felt factory in a salvage store in the Junction, we saw the potential in these well-used chairs and took all 93 of them. The chairs are tubular steel frame school assembly chairs with flat maple plywood seats and curved plywood backs. The frame, seat, back and legs have been added-to and reinforced to create chairs that will begin again and avoid a premature end.The scratches in the paint expose the metal and show its history of useful tenure, marks of character that add charm to the piece. We have reinforced the frame with the application of solid wood braces as new legs. Some of the chairs have been instilled with a new vibrancy with powder coating.
Augmented with responsibly harvested walnut and upholstered with leather off-cuts.
Bright red school chair transformed into a rocker with responsibly harvested walnut.
Shown here with wool upholstery.
Also available with wool recycled felt padding.
School chair converted into a bar stool with responsibly harvested walnut legs, seat and back.