The Thea & Sami studio had two very special visitors yesterday.
I had the pleasure of meeting Katie Blume and Laura McEwan, also known as Flourish and Blume, the ladies who created this beauty. We spent 4 glorious hours together. It was non-stop excitement with the passionate exchanging of ideas and playing with fabrics.
I asked the girls to take my two ugly vintage armchairs away and work their magic! Ugly they may be but I have been told by Laura (taking measurements) that they are Don Rex chairs.
Apparently, these chairs are quite collectable but I haven't been able to find much information on-line. However, I did learn that Don Rex was a Queensland based furniture manufacturer in the 1960s and 70s. The factory used local timbers and Rex's designs were based on the popular Danish furniture of the day. If you know more about Don Rex, do educate us.
Update (6/8/11) It has been determined that these are not Don Rex chairs but Australian-made Tasmanian Blackwood in the popular Danish style.
This is the old fabric on the chairs which is highly unlikely to have been originally used by Don Rex.
I'm sure that Laura and Katie will do something fabulous with the chairs using 3 of our printed linen fabrics. We won't tell you which ones as we don't want to spoil the surprise. I know that I can't wait to see the transformations which will include new modern-shaped upholstery foam and cushions.
See more furniture magic over at Flourish and Blume.
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