Recently I sent a chair to Re-loved in Manchester. With Si, the owner we came up with a plan on how to bring these gorgeous chairs back to life. The original covers and innards were all shot and past their best. Now, I know it may offend some collectors who prefer their items in original condition but to return these chairs to usable condition is far better than letting them linger. The covers were removed and innards removed. Instead of replacing with modern foam we went for traditional techniques which re-loved excel at. With springs and webbing and stuffing as originally intended the chair certainly feels different to modern arm chairs. The covers we replaced with a beautiful contemporary fabric (the name of which eludes me) and conforms to commercial fire safety standards. The frame was left as original as this chair I will be keeping for myself. A really really lovely chair expertly refurbished.
I have 7 more of theses chairs that I will be having re-worked by re-loved . If anyone would like to buy one and choose a covering to suit then feel free to get in touch.