Monday, February 28, 2011

the orange armchair

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Just a little show and a little tell of the fantastic looking orange armchair I found at Refurn in December. Admittedly it immediately became the cats favourite hang and is usually covered in a slipcover (cats apparently have claws, even when trimmed, who knew...).

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Yes it is leather, it has been well loved and obviously well cared for. I would never ever EVER buy leather furniture as new, -

I have been known to buy leather handbags, no more, and of course, shoes, I'm thinking it would be very very nice if the leather could be of the recycled kind on them too, not only soles... -

but I have bought a few leather armchairs over the years, from charity, thrift and antique shops. They have been loved and clawed to pieces.

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I'm thinking that if a poor soul have been killed a long time ago, turned into leather pieces one should at least use and reuse those pieces as much as possible, showing respect to that long time killed soul. Thus they did not die in vain, in a way. Leather pieces are not wear and tear commodities, they should be well cared for and used for many many many years. (In ways that it may not be possible to do with fabrics furniture.)

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The seat is attached to a wooden frame, it's of a snazzy 1970ies lounge style and oozes good wellmadeness. Brandless such, but quality just the same.

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Yes, I think it's safe to say that we all really enjoy it, whether indoors or outdoors, sleeping or playing.

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3 comments:

julochka said...

it's wonderful and i totally agree with you on the leather furniture thing...that's the beauty of it, that it can be used for years and years!

it was an enviable find!

richies said...

When I was growing up we had a leatherette couch that same color.

An Arkies Musings

Pia K said...

thanks, julie!

yes, i'm thinking it looks quite stylish and very retro, richies, like something many of us could have had in the home while growing up. adore the colour!

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