Road Trip!!!

Winter is quickly approaching here in the Pacific Northwest.  The change in weather prompted me to take one last road trip before the everything turns cold and wet.  I was out for 2 days and drove 880 miles.  I didn't fill the van entirely but came pretty close.  Although it would have been nice to find a little more I am very happy with the quality of what I did find.

The piece of furniture that inspired this road trip was this Danish sofa by Bramin.  It has an incredible afromosia base.   Years ago someone upholstered it in this hideous fabric.  I can't wait to restore it to its original glory.

Secondly, I found a pair of Paoli chairs.  The first is a rocking chair.  This is one of our favorite American rocking chair designs.  We have a pair of them in our own living room.

This second chair has the same seat at the rocking chair but just with a fixed base rather than a rocking base.

This Dux style lounge chair is another design that we are always on the hunt for.  We have already begun reupholstering it in brand new orange fabric.

Lastly, I found this large autumnal oil painting by Lee Reynolds.

After the road trip we managed to squeeze in one upholstery project.  A rare 1973 chrome recliner by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.  

Full Steam Ahead

Once again kept moving at full capacity and knocked out several new projects.  Here is what we put into the shop over the last week.

 We are always on the hunt for a nice wall unit.  We were fortunate to have found this one.  It was a challenge to hang it by myself but I have put up a few of them and learned a few tricks along the way.

Our biggest challenge of the week was this Arthur Umanoff tandem sofa.  It needed extensive repairs & refinishing but we were very pleased with the final result.

 Pair of walnut frame slipper chairs by Folke Ohlsson for Dux, refinished and reupholstered.

We refinished and reupholstered this set of Norwegian dining chairs by Sorheim Bruk.  These chairs have a truly unique design and required a difficult upholstery technique.

 Lastly, we found a nice round teak dining table to pair with our chairs.

All Danish, All Teak

This week we completed 3 projects.  All of them were Danish and all of them were made of teak.  

Our biggest project was this Danish teak frame sofa designed by Hans Olsen.  We upholstered it in a durable waterproof stain resistant steel gray fabric.

We completely refinished this Danish teak draw leaf dining table.  It sold right after we put it in the store.

Lastly, we refinished & reupholstered this Danish teak rocking chair by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole.

More In Store

We have put an extraordinary amount of furniture into the shop since our last post.  We also acquire many new projects.  In the interest of time this post just covers our latest offerings.  

We were very surprised to find this rare rosewood secretary by Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler.  It is a beautiful, functional, and hard to find piece of Danish design.  We were able to restore it to excellent condition.  It even has the original key!

Refinished and reupholstered Danish teak dining set.  The table sold in just a couple days.

Danish teak credenza by Jydsk Mobelindustri.  Sold before it even left our studio.

Danish teak tambour door credenza by Poul Hundevad.

This Danish teak hutch is also by Poul Hundevad and is the same width as the tambour credenza (pictured above).  Although they are a matching pair I found them separately. 

 Our final upholstery project for the week was this modern sofa by Del Teet.

Road Trip

This weekend I went out on a buying trip and came home with a few goodies.  We also finished a nice chair set during the week.

One of our finds was this teak frame by Hans Olsen.  The huge teak rounded armrests are a wonderful design element.  This sofa has lived a hard life but we will do what we can to repair it.

Secondly, we found this amazing Danish teak and oak coffee table.  It has a very unique design but we have not been able to identify the designer.  We refinished it quickly and it is now for sale.

Thirdly, we found this nice set of oak frame cube chairs.  These chairs are often attributed to Milo Baughman.  I am not convinced that this is correct but they are well designed and extremely comfortable.  We will upholster them in something a little less plain.

And finally we upholstered this pair of lounge chair with matching ottoman.  Pairs of matching mcm chairs are getting harder and harder to find as time goes on.  These would be a nice addition to any modern living room.

I spend so much time looking for furniture that I often overlook housewares.  These two pieces caught my eye, a teak cutting board / serving tray by Dansk and a teak lazy susan by Goodwood.

Odds & Ends

This week Heather and baby went out of town to visit family.  This left me to roam the state of Oregon and find a few things.  Here is what I tracked down: 
 Mid century rocker / recliner by Milo Baughman for James Inc. // Sold.

Mid century expanding bench.  This piece is often attributed to John Stuart.  I am not sure if this is correct but either way it is an attractive and functional piece of furniture.

 (Left) "Birds Over the Sun" sculpture attributed to Willem Degroot.
(Right) Metropolitan cityscape painting.

Lastly, I found this retro 1950s kitchen cabinet.  Usually we steer away from pieces like this but we had a little extra space and it seems like a storage piece for someone.

Super Post!

Lately life has been a whirlwind.  Between caring for our new daughter and visits from friends three weeks have passed without a post.  Here are a few highlights of our latest offerings.

The highest of highlights is this womb chair designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.  It is in excellent original condition.  

Womb expert Ellie Joy can vouch for the extreme comfort of this womb chair.

Another exciting find was this rare solid teak side table by Grete Jalk.  This is one of my favorite restorations that we have done. 

Executive Mr. Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft.  We refinished and reupholstered it.  It is a great match for the Stow Davis desk seen in the background.

Swedish rocking chair by Johanson Design.  Refinished and upholstered in Pendleton wool.

Swedish oak & teak lounge chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.

American mid century lounge chair with Pendleton wool cushions.

Teak dining set: Danish table and set of 4 chairs by Benny Linden. // Sold

Modern loveseat by Del Teet.  The original upholstery was shredded by a cat.  I am glad that we were able to restore it to its original glory.

Blog Post: Walnut Edition

It has been quite a week.  We just finished a first sofa since the birth of our daughter 7 weeks ago.  
This sofa has beautiful walnut accents that enclose the teal fabric we chose.

Many sofas that we have upholstered have had walnut armrests but this sofa has a continuous walnut panel that cover both the armrests and backrest.

This walnut Dixie bedroom set was in pretty rough shape when I got it but I was able to repair the majority of the flaws // Sold

Lastly we upholstered this pair of walnut armchairs in a soft Pendleton fabric

6 for 6

Since our last post we finish 6 projects!  Many of them from last week's huge chair haul.

We have upholstered many different chairs in Pendleton wool but never a Carter Bros. scoop chair.  I have be wanting to upholster one for quite some time.  I like how the neutral wood frame gives the cushion a visual floating effect.  The fabric that we used is a limited print that is only available in Portland.

Highback Danish lounge chair newly upholstered in a light yellow fabric that contrasts nicely with the teak wood frame.

Oak frame Baumritter lounge chair with Pendleton cushions // Sold

Beech frame lounge chair with Pendleton cushions // Sold

Danish Oak rocking chair by Illum Wikkelso with a fresh coat of paint.

Lastly, an Adrian Pearsall style bench also upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold