My first find was on Matilda - A London based / Australian owned company. The chairs I found showcased on Matilda are by Sydney talent Julie Paterson, owner and designer of Cloth Fabric. What grabbed me about these two chairs is their edgy warehouse perfect feel.
I then ran headlong into this remarkable chair covered in vintage khadi cotton saris from India. You can swoon over her cousins here at Sundance.
Nothing could have prepared me however, for the wonder that is Shawna Robinson. She is my new chair idol. Shawna makes vibrant personality packed chairs that command attention.
And finally for something completely different I found Laura Beth Love at DishfunctionalDesigns who’s has inspired me to think outside the box with this chair featured on her site. Plants as fabric – that’s an idea worth sharing.
What turns me on about these up-cycled wonders is knowing that they have been revitalized from something that has real history, that the beauty of the past (the design) has melded with the wonder of the present (the fabric), and that they haven’t become another slice of landfill tragedy.