Josh was looking for the final piece to round out his new apartment when his flatmate gave him a sad but super comfy Parker TV lounge chair.
In bringing the piece to me, Josh was keen to revive the piece with something colourful and unexpected. We discussed several modern geometric prints and splices before Josh spotted a postcard while holidaying by the coast.
A returning customer, Josh had faith I could translate his idea into a reality, and agreed to have custom fabric designed and printed to achieve the project.
Using my own photos from a trip to LA in ’98 I designed a cluster of palm trees, and added heavy layers of teal grunge to encapsulate golden nostalgic afternoons at the beach.
The design has been digitally printed on durable poly canvas.
The timber frame was broken down, and original flaking lacquer was stripped in favour of a more natural finish. Once sanded back the frame was re-doweled and glued, before being finished in 2 coats of linseed oil and a final lick of carnauba wax.
The original springs and metal guides have been reinstalled, and the cushions replaced with new premium high density foam for long lasting comfort.
The result is a contemporary piece that alludes to a coastal childhood while being at home in an Canberran apartment full of mid century modern furniture.
Maai digital fabrics, like all commissions, are one-off designs. Similar processes can be implemented for your piece, but it too will be unlike any other!