It's been a crazy busy weekend, lots of fun things and lots to do! We spent all of yesterday at an obligatory wedding preparation course, it was 9am till 5pm on a Saturday so they were fighting a losing battle really! That, combined with a trip to Surrey to pick up our latest ebay find and a celebratory meal out today in Primrose Hill meant that H&D has taken something of a back seat recently!
I did, however, manage to finish a new chair I've been working on for some time. It is the first in what will be a series of chairs that are upholstered using beautiful fabrics from exclusive, high end designers.
The Darwin Chair, is covered in a classic Bennison fabric. Bennison is a wonderful fabric house which bases it's designs on 18th and 19th Century English and French textile designs. These are hand printed and developed through hand drawing and silk screen techniques.
As with all Hickey and Dobson chairs, this has been upholstered using traditional methods with a sprung seat and hand stitched seams.
Darwin Chair: 1940's spoke arm cocktail chair in Bennison fabrics £800
Apart from wedding prep and stitching, I also managed to swing by the Designers Guild warhouse, and crickey, it was a complete treasure trove of lovely stripes and linens and gorgeous velvets. I bought so much I couldn't even carry it and had to enlist the help of a very nice man! Watch this space, I was up until 2am last night planning what fabrics will go where!
And last but not least, I've bought lots of lovely new chairs, a few of which there are some mini photos of below.
The photo's aren't great but I wanted to show you the new stock I'm getting in. I'll take some better pics when they arrive at the workshop and I'll put some prices up as well.
Until then, have a super week!