One of my favourite fads is the fate of old, discarded objects, especially pieces of furniture, but anything else. How do you reinterpret and save something that was once cool in fashion, but it is not any more today, from being thrown away? A piece that has been made of good quality material, maybe even by hand, or it carries personal memories is a challenge I love facing. It is a gratifying journey…
I have always been wondering what story the old pieces around us could tell if they could speak…
This lovely old stool from the beginning of the 20th century, which I found on a flea market in France, could tell -as I imagine- the legend of the Firebird, an old Russian tale full of magic and passion, love and hate, joy and heroism.
If our surviving old objects, pieces inherited or bought at a flea market could talk, what story would they tell?
Here, a hand-carved walnut armchair and stool set was to reanimate. Based on style cues, late 18th-century furniture with shiny satin upholstery, which was already ruined, so it wasn’t hard to say good-bye to it.
I got this puff from a friend to do something with it that would make it fresh and contemporary. So: I’ll revive it!