Restoration of two mid-century
Fred Lowen SC55 Lounge Chair.
Full restoration, from timber to complete re-upholstery.
This iconic design was a great pleasure to restore and bring back to life. Comprising of two main independent structures, one the iron wire frame which holds the back rest and fixes the arm rests, and the second the Myrtle hardwood frame which is a finely crafted sweeping arched shape which allows you to sit in comfort.
It is always my intention to make something old and un-noticed, demand attention again. Not only is it wonderful to work with items of our past, but it is great to add and prolong it's life.
Here the timber was completely stripped bare down to raw wood, to allow the gain to breath and for all those years of use to become invisible. The timber bounced out with an array of beautiful colours upon the finishing treatments.
The upholstery choice was that of something of a contemporary, to make these old chairs completely different to what they originally looked like. Giving them a modern, yet retro finish.