Back to Backs

We’re talking bad backs here, not back to back projects – although it has been a tad frenetic in the workshop – but physically bad backs.

Unfortunately, we are at that age where we start to understand why our parents had those awful suites back in the 1970s, it’s because they were so comfortable.

Now we’ve got a confession to make…we have a fabulous Victorian Chesterfield in the workshop. It’s gorgeous and at one point it will make the trip home but it’s no good for our backs. It’s perfectly OK to sit on whilst we have a coffee break listening to Popmaster but can we see ourselves snuggled up on it in front of the television? No…we see it gorgeously reupholstered in a posh drawing room ready for a magazine photo shoot.

In real life and at our age, we argue over the one and only Parker Knoll type chair or the Victorian Iron Back. A few years ago I think some friends laughed at the funny old fashioned looking chair in the room but now, even after many yoga sessions, they are the ones asking if we can source something similar and then jazz it up with a slice of fabulous fabric to fit in with their contemporary sofas.

As William Morris said…

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

With this in mind, we currently cannot get enough of inspiring retro armchairs as they are not only useful but beautiful too.