Saturday, May 24, 2014
I was so upset to hear the Glasgow School of Art suffered a bad fire yesterday. The masterpiece designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1909 is a fabulous example of Machintosh's unique take on the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic Movement styles. It seems much of the building was saved by a great many brave firefighters, however, the fate of the architect's library is still unknown, the room that is considered the most important of his work. I hope I can keep this building on my list of 'must see architecture'.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A number of Christa Pirl Furniture originals will be moving to a new location far, far away quite soon, unless some lucky Salt Lake City dweller snatches them up first! Check them out in person at the fab Lake City Loft furniture and design showroom at 29 West and 800 South in SLC, all available at a great discount.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
When a good friend and client of mine (and fellow mid-mod lover) found this adorable little accent chair I knew we needed to find a great fabric to bring it back to life so it could occupy a prime location in her living room. The lines are fantastic, the overall shape very classic, and wood in perfect condition. While many a fabric option flew around, we both continually gravitated to a classic 50s weave with lots of texture. While I love to update mid-century chairs with a more contemporary fabric, this one just seemed to need something a bit more of its day.
The original fabric did nothing to enhance the chair frame, making the entire chair seem orange and just plain dated and boring. We decided to go cooler to contrast the frame and really show off the wood, and also work in with the living room gray-blue walls, furniture and accents. The beauty of this particular fabric is that the weave incorporates a warm neutral into the blues, really making the chair feel whole. I am so happy with the way it turned out, thanks to my great client for the opportunity to refresh this great little piece of modern furniture history!
Here is the before-
And the after-