It was my biggest challenge! Why?
First of all the whole point of Gratka is to create unique things, and yet in my hands falls a couple of chairs.
Chairs as we know, usually occur in sets of identical pieces.
Second of all, those chairs were a cause of the my first furniture injury.
Let me tell you the whole story …
… In the depths of Łazarz district, in the forgotten attic, a couple of Art Nouveau wooden chairs has survived.
Dark green upholstery hide another two layers of fabric and fillings of coconut.
Fortunately, beneath the dust of time I found a good preserved wooden seat …
… and thousands of old rusty nails, which had to be removed by hand (work for 2 hours for each piece of chair).
Nail holes need to be filled.
Next step was the real magic using secret ingredients …
– Knob on the front (inspired by famous pottery from Bolesławiec)
– Knob on the back
– Beautiful hand-sewn pillows
All those efforts leads us to the unique effect for each of the chairs in gratka’s herd.