If you've ever stopped to consider this question, you've likely reached the vague conclusion that wings are decorative. And in the modern sense, they are. We stick wings on everything from recliners to headboards. (Wing chair recliner reupholstered by Sitzen Design & Upholstery in Missouri) But in truth, wings were an ingenuous design solution: They … Continue reading Why are there wings on a wing chair?
Last week, a woman dropped by The Funky Little Chair to inquire about classes. We answered a bunch of questions, and she started to leave, rather jazzed to give this upholstery thing a try. Then she turned back and asked, "So what kind of people do well in upholstery? Who ends up really liking it? … Continue reading Would you do well at upholstery?
I think every teacher/artist/athlete/craftsperson sees their "medium" as a metaphor for life. It's one reason I love quotes - we can all be inspired by the passionate people around us, even those who have passions different than our own. Some examples: Whether you're a boxer or a welder, a knitter or a chef, the things … Continue reading Upholstery: a Little Life Lesson
Alright, that title is deliberate upholstery click bait. . . But I want to tell you something, and please bear with me. Here's a secret truth about upholstery: It's really, really, really, really easy to tear someone's work apart. I don't mean in the literal sense. I mean figuratively. If I were inclined to do so, … Continue reading Do You Upholster the Right Way?