Cocktail Chair

Cocktail Chair

We've restored and re-upholstered many cocktail chairs over the years, but not had one for a few years as there are so many cheap reproductions about, and ours can look expensive. However, you do have to look much closer and understand an original cocktail chair, is a million miles away from the cheap ones available. First of all why are they so cheap? They are often made in the Far East where materials are not the same quality and the workers are often paid a pittance. These mass produced pieces are made to a fixed price so quality and attention to detail go out of the window. If you don't want a piece to last then these chairs are disposable chairs and end eventually up in landfill.

If you are looking for originality, quality and attention to detail then you've found the right company. When we buy furniture to be restored, we look at what potential it has. We love chairs which are a great shape and the curves on the back of the cocktail chairs are real head turners. A plush luxury velvet is a fabric which suits the cocktail chair style. The cocktail chair made an appearance in the 1950's but has features from the Art Deco era which was a glamorous decadent.

This cocktail chair has been stripped backed to the frame, a new traditional coil sprung seat, and the top cover is a teal velvet from Kirkby Design. If look closely at the piping around the back, you won't see a single stitch. This has all been hand stitched to ensure a cleaner smother finish. All these details matter to us as we pride ourselves in offering furniture for customers who are looking for something different, and individual.

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https://www.littlefurnitureshop.co.uk/ready-to-buy/1950s-cocktail-chair-detail

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Danish Chairs by Kai Kristiansen

Danish Chairs by Kai Kristiansen

Kai Kristiansen has designed and produced furniture since the early 1950’s. Born in Denmark in 1929, he first started his apprenticeship as a cabinet maker, before enrolling at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1948. working with teak, oak and rosewood.

His designs are well know for  curves but also for comfort.  Kai Kristiansen collaborated with some well know makers including Fritz Hansen, and Magnus Olesen. Because his designs were so difficult to produce, they eventually went out of production. In 2014, Kai Kristiansen  collaborated with Miyazaki Chair Company in Japan to re-imagine some of his classics designs, which resulted in the Handy Chair, 4110 Chair, and Paper Knife seating collection.

Today, his vintage designs are highly collectable, and he is recognised as one of the most talented Scandinavian designers of the 20th century.

Kai Kristiansen continues to live and work in Copenhagen, working with designers and manufacturers.

We often have Kai Kristiansen chairs either re-upholstered or to be restored so please do get in touch to see what is available or browse through our website.

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