Ideas for Identifying and Reupholstering Chairs?

Ideas for Identifying and Reupholstering Chairs?

Aaron Able
Sep 23, 2009

Q: Hi, I'm looking to date two chairs that I recently bought — they're low-to-the ground, wooden-armed chairs that have interesting narrowing tops and a curved shape. An added challenge: I live in Israel, so second-hand furniture here might look different from second-hand furniture in the US!

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I'm also looking for tips on choosing fabric to reupholster these chairs. I'm thinking of a black and white fabric for the inner part (from the inside of the back down to the cushion) and blue-gray for the back and sides, but I'm wondering if using two different fabrics is a faux-pas. Also, I have fabric I LOVE that I have used to upholster other pieces of furniture — is it too matchy-matchy to use it on these chairs as well? I plan to paint the wood bright white. FYI, both the wood and the fabric are in really bad shape, so refinishing is a must. Thanks!

Editor: These appear to be Danish in origin (or at the very least inspired by Danish design). I would suggest looking for similar shapes on the websites of Danish Modern dealers online, like Denmark50. Does anyone have ID or upholstery advice for mayamolly?

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