I have a vintage 1960's Eames lounge chair and ottoman that is in desperate need of being reupholstered and 'restuffed'. I have contacted Herman Miller about having the chair redone and it seems that the costs to have this done by them would far exceed the price of just buying a new chair. Does anyone have any recommendations of people in New York who have done similar work and done it well?
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We would love to know the answer to this question ourselves, as Herman Miller's reply seems crazy to us. What the hell ever happened to repairing and extending the life of a great, durable item? Aside from contributing to sustainability, a company that makes something as classic as an Eames chair, should follow up and responsibly have ways to refurbish it for life.
Anyone want to jump in with a response or resource for recovering?