Good Questions: Reupholstering an Eames Knockoff?

Good Questions: Reupholstering an Eames Knockoff?

Aaron Able
Sep 11, 2008

Dear Apartment Therapy, I managed to pick up a couple of Eames lounger knock-offs for very little money, both of which look more or less like the above image. Since I have a spare, I was wondering if it is possible to have them reupholstered, perhaps professionally, since I know nothing about the process, and I couldn't even imagine where to start on a chair like this...

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...I was thinking it would be interesting to be "transgressive" by taking a piece that is found exclusively in leather and reupholstering it in a modern floral print or something like that, maybe something by (who else) Marimekko. What do you think? Is it even possible to reupholster these chairs in the first place?

Thanks,
Jake

Jake — we've covered this kind of thing before, so be sure to check out these posts:
Good Questions: Affordable Fabric to Flatter This Eames?
Good Questions: Is DIY Reupholstering Recommended?
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Any other advice for Jake?

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