Good Questions: Affordable Fabric to Flatter This Eames?

Good Questions: Affordable Fabric to Flatter This Eames?

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 10, 2006

Hello AT,

I recently rescued an Eames lounge chair from the side of the road on bulk garbage day. (My best garbage find of all time!) As you can see from the photo, the upholstery is pretty bad shape. After doing some research I discovered that to have the chair recovered in leather would cost almost as much as buying a new chair all together...

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I am looking for some less expensive fabric alternatives that complement the design of the chair. Maybe something a little unexpected. Any suggestions on what might work?

I am also attaching a picture of some fabric from that I thought was kind of interesting. Am I way off base?

Thanks! Julia

Dear Julia,

We love your fabric choice. It's way funky. We can also see a large bold pattern cutting across the front of the cushions. We like a brighter fabric that will make a stronger contrast against the wood frame.

For less expensive fabric you want to buy from a remnant house like Zarin's or Joe's Discount. When you go, you just have to see what they have in stock.

We're a little braindead today (out late drinking with friends who we haven't seen in years). Is that helpful at all?

Anyone else?

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