1970's Beech Dining Chairs : 2
from the Boatyard Collection; an ongoing collection of recycled furnishings and new fabrics inspired by living and working in Faversham, North Kent.
The pair of Beech wooden chairs are beautifully proportioned and styled. Their origin is unknown.
The woodwork has been stripped back and bleached out to reveal the original blonde wood colour. Then sealed, polished and waxed using traditional methods.
The original cover was a dull grey, this provided the basis for the multi-colour colour way which, is an interpretation of the canvas and flag colours found along the creek.
The chairs have been upholstered using a combination of fillings derived from two forms of new wool and recycled plastic bottles.
Cover fabric is 100% Cotton.
THE BOATYARD COLLECTION: On the banks of the creek I’ve known for most of my life there is a world few people see. Traditional Bargewrights and Boat Builders find themselves sharing spaces with a mixture of light industry, logistics and retail outlets. The uniqueness of the combination in my home town has given me the opportunity to produce a locally sourced nautical collection far removed from pressed white slacks and squeaky clean deck shoes.
An ecologically sensitive approach to re upholstering the chairs is at the heart of each restoration. Care has been taken to combine fillings from recycled, natural and sustainable sources whilst maintaining compliance with UK domestic fire regulations.
Design by Alex Law
Pair of chairs £700