our new chair!
when we went to see our wonderful friends at Firefly House we spotted some original herman miller eames rockers and then got to talking about how beautiful we thought the chair designs were. so imagine our surprise and delight when we saw that they had the exact chair that yukari had been coveting for so much time!
the eames design company worked with herman miller to design the RAR rocker in 1948, and the chair has since become an iconic mid-century furniture classic. ours is the slightly reworked design from the 1960s.
we’d like to send a HUGE thank you to the ever generous russell and jan from firefly house. if you’re interested in this kind of mid-century furniture and design, we’d really recommend looking at their wonderful website (linked above) or visiting them in their shop!
firefly house and yukari sweeney design
we have great news! the wonderful people at Firefly House and yukari sweeney design have collaborated to restore a pair of vintage Ernest Race rocking chairs, with great results!
the two chairs are the original 1951 festival of britain models; the vintage cold bent steel frame has been shot blasted and powder coated, one in French Grey and the other Cream, both in an eggshell finish. on both rockers, the arms are oak and cut from templates made from original chair plans.
our design was inspired by our coordinated wallpaper panel oh boy! central park, but we made the original artwork to be printed on custom seat pads this time. the colour schemes work really well we think, with the dark french grey chair highlighting the subtle design on the pale green upholstery, and the paler frame of the cream has the bold design on it that so suits the beautiful oak of the arms.
happy new year
Happy New Year! We hope you had a good holiday this winter. Here’s to 2011!
We are pleased to report that we are moving forward with the new years by having a new German stockists, the nice people at Tapetenagentur wallpaper. They are really up to date and on trend with their interior aesthetic, so we feel very honoured that they like our work! We will continue to work hard on our designs and products so that we can keep up a good standard. Tapetenagentur will stock both our newer coordinated wall panels as well as our traditional range of wallpapers.
Until next time!
hello all, winter is really in full swing now isn’t it! just as everyone here at yukari sweeney design was wrapping up to battle the cold outside we get a heart-warming e-mail from one of our clients, showing us how she used our wallpaper to redecorate her daughter’s bedroom.
they decided to cover the two adjacent walls with our tulip tulip design in ‘frost’. we think it’s a great choice, as the colours used in her new study are very calming and will hopefully help her work!
Just to let you know that we’ve posted a few more ways to fold your furoshiki. We’ve focused on ways to carry objects around this time. Take a look and let us know what you think!