22.1.12

Family times and one more chair


In light of our impending nuptials, we decided it was high time the Taylor's and the Pedder's became better acquainted. We decided to host a soirĂ©e at our flat and given that I've got four sisters and Nick's got three there was always going to be a whole load of people in my not very large flat and most of them were going to be women!






And lastly back to business... there's one new chair for sale! It's an office chair really and it dates from the 1950's. The wood is beautiful and I've used some Designers Guild wool cloth to upholster it in. I think it looks a treat and I will try and photograph it in better light throughout the week.

"Fez" 1950's restored office chair £170





Have a a super week everyone!

15.1.12

Chair stock and bespoke orders

Lookee here, lots of new chairs! In due course they will be renovated to bring them up to the exacting H&D aesthetic but if anything takes your fancy for a bespoke project then just get in touch, details are at the bottom of this blog.

Available chairs

1. 1950's Swedish armchair
w: 75cm d: 70cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£590 including fabric and upholstery


SOLD


2. 1940's East German occasional chair
w: 52cm d: 58cm h: 76cm (aprox)  
£225 including fabric and upholstery


SOLD
3. 1950's Swedish armchair (wooden arm rests)
w: 70cm d: 70cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£600 including fabric and upholstery



4  Late 1950's curved arm occasional chair
w: 60cm d: 78cm h: 80cm (aprox)  
£480 including fabric and upholstery


SOLD


5. 1960's desk chair
w: 60cm d: 58cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£190 including fabric and upholstery
    

                    
         
6. 1950's Swedish teak armchair
w: 70cm d: 70cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£590 including fabric and upholstery





7. 1950's Swedish teak armchair
w: 70cm d: 70cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£590 including fabric and upholstery
SOLD
8. 1940's East German spoke arm cocktail chair x2
w: 55cm d: 65cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£550 including fabric and upholstery


9. 1950's Swedish spoke armchair
w: 75cm d: 70cm h: 80cm (aprox)  
£650 including fabric and upholstery




10. 1940's wooden arm cocktail chair
w: 60cm d: 60cm h: 80cm (aprox)  
£500 including fabric and upholstery





11. 1940's wooden arm cocktail chair
w: 75cm d: 70cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£500 including fabric and upholstery




12. 1950's flute back cocktail chair 
w: 75cm d: 70cm h: 75cm (aprox)  
£480 including fabric and upholstery




13. 1940's East German occasional chair
w: 52cm d: 58cm h: 76cm (aprox)  
£225 including fabric and upholstery
SOLD
Over the last few weeks I have had a fair few enquiries about bespoke orders for chairs that have not yet been recovered. The process is pretty easy, I will update the blog with any new chairs that I get in and if you see something you like then contact me for a price and once you have paid a £50 deposit the chair will be put to one side for you. 

In terms of fabric you are welcome to provide your own or alternatively I have a relatively large collection of vintage and designer fabrics from names such as Designers Guild and Osborne and Little. If you tell me your colour scheme I am happy to send samples of fabrics I think would look good together and you can make a selection from these.


hickeyanddobson@gmail.com

13.1.12

Morocco and more.



Well it's been a while and it's been a bit of a whirlwind as well. After charging up and down the country over Christmas, I then hot footed it to Morocco for a much needed dose of sunshine, sleep and a little bit of exoticness! I got a bit more than I bargained for and touched back down in the London the very proud owner of a rather lovely engagement ring and the words Mrs Mary Taylor bouncing round my brain!

We stayed in a small port town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, called Essouira. It is an incredible old walled town with a rabbit warren of little cobbled streets winding all the way through it and when you make it up on to the flat roofs of one of the buildings the view of the sea is breathtaking.








As much as it was totally amazing to sit in a cafe sipping a cafe au lait and soaking up the rays, we did venture outside the city walls on a surfing mission to brave the, frankly, offensively cold water.


We started slow with a bit of good old British paddling but soon donned our wet suits and got surfing in earnest. Now there is no way of making us look cool in these photos, no matter how much photo editing I do, suffice to say those waves were much bigger than they look!