My new chairs! Oh my new chairs!!! Can a chair give you an orgasm? What a silly question. Of course it can! Anita from Fun and VJs emailed me to let me know that a well known Brisbane retro collector was selling a few pieces to finance a new acquisition. The list was just too tempting. I gave in and bought 2 pairs of chairs. The first pair are Tanderra chairs from the Studio Line by Robert Dunlop. 70s, chunky and downright sexy. Pine, leather and anodised aluminium. I am in serious love with these. I told Kelvin they were for his man cave but I think they may have to live in my office. You can read more about Robert Dunlop here.
The second pair are Viking Chairs by Danish Quality Furniture (DQF). DQF was founded in 1958 by Eric Peterson, a Dane who immigrated to Brisbane. It bears an uncanny resemblance to Finn Juhl's Model 137 and is from the early 70s. Naughty Eric! But now I have two leather and blackbean chairs for a fraction of the cost of a vintage Danish piece. These will go in my new living room. The leather is divine. So soft. In case you didn't realised I'm actually purring as I write this.
I am so excited to share these that I didn't style anything, didn't try to snap at an angle to avoid the dead patches in the grass or the dog's tennis balls or the church pew up on carpenter's horses waiting to be restored. This is my "furniture workshop" where I tinker, restore and meditate while waxing or sanding. One day I'll have a real shed not a patio. Thanks again to Anita and many thanks to Chris. I'm off to do another happy dance and stroke my chairs :)