Restoring Bertoia Chairs?

Restoring Bertoia Chairs?

Colleen Quinn
Jan 19, 2010

Q: I have a set of four ca. 1959 Bertoia vinyl-coated side chairs which I grew up with and would like to restore. The problem is the wear and discoloration of the white vinyl (I think) coating which has suffered from 50 years of daily use. There are areas of dark staining and overall yellowing and spots where the metal is showing through. Since these are originals I'd like to make sure that whatever I end up doing doesn't diminish their value.

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Editor: Scott- love the chairs. We are definitely leaving this one to the experts on our site who may have experience restoring Bertoia chairs. Readers- don't let us down; share your ideas and advice with Scott in the comments below!

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