“Be careful with that one – you know what it is, don’t you?”
The words I have feared my whole upholstery career. The revelation I have had the temerity to rip apart a famous designer chair.
I’ve deliberately avoided an education in the history of chair styling so that I’m not spendingthe whole resurrection process feeling sacrilegious. But here we are, looking at a semi deconstructed Kafka – a mid century furniture designer and cabinet maker.
Pristine suites in this style have sold for $4000AU. A shabby loveseat of the same sold on ebay for $100AU last month.
I’m sticking to the latter estimate
But the more I think about it, the more I can post rationalise. This one was always earmarked for a union jack – the next in my series of icon deconstructions. And if there’s one thing more british than tea (ha!) it’s placing that darn flag and the culture it symbolizes straight over the top of someone else’s landmarks and steamrolling it all the way home.
So there you go.