We love the fact that these guys do nothing but reupholster mid-century furniture. With the slogan “We can do anything to your mid-century chair,” RetroRedo.com is an eBay or craigslist buyer’s dream resource.
Here’s how we’d work it: spot a great chair on eBay or craigslist. Buy it for a rock bottom price and ship it straight to RetroRedo.com for a makeover. Select a fabric from one of the terrific, contemporary and atomic-age upholstery lines they stock (these include Maharam and Angela Adams), and leave the rest to this Oklahoma-based specialty workshop.
In 7 days you get your newly-upholstered chair via mail.
That’s not of course how RetroRedo.com expects it to go — they expect you to send it yourself — but we like the idea of never laying eyes on the chair in its ugly phase. It would feel like receiving a brand-new, custom-made chair instead of something musty and dusty out of a stranger’s basement.
There are so many iconic chairs from this period that are cost-prohibitive in their re-issued incarnations (case in point, the
Please no purple vinyl Eames lounge chairs though. That’s a sacrilege.