Fabric & Filling Suggestions for Vintage Danish Sofa?

Fabric & Filling Suggestions for Vintage Danish Sofa?

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Janel Laban
Apr 1, 2010

Q: I've just bought a very nice Danish sofa set designed by Peter Hvidt for France and Son from around 1959. It's a three seater day bed with a matching two seater and corner table in teak. The problem is that mattresses and cushions sag very badly and it was reupholstered in the 1960s in an ugly brown.

I've been doing research on upholstering and become lost in a cyber-labrynth of information! Do you recommend having the mattresses and cushions' internal springs replaced -- or trying to use a new foam stuffing instead? The original color was a deep blue - it goes nicely with the teak but what kind of fabric would suit (a particular kind of wool for example)?

(Attached picture from the web shows the identical sofa set in different color)

Sent by Alex

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