Using vintage linen tea towels, with prints depicting scenes from places visited, from native animals to flowers, I bring together vibrant memories of travels in an upholstery collage. The decorative nature of the upholstered fabric covers yet accentuate the practical form of the chair, and the vibrant 50’s and 60’s colour pallet and 100% Irish Linen base make them uniquely appealing.
Like all my work, these pieces are be made from secondhand finds, and represent a reworking of things not usually connected, to provoke thought, create humour, celebrate colour, and to make the viewer smile.
Each chair shape is different and I also make two or three seater couches and ottomans.
suzie stanford's tea towel travellers' furniture
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This chair was exhibited at Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan Furniture Fair April 2009
Pair of London Traveller's Chairs for Liberty of London
French Tea Towel Chairs from the Bistro Guillaume at Crown,
Chairs from the Mink Bar fitout, Prince Hotel, St Kilda,
Australiana Chair for private commission
picture taken in studio before it was sent off to the client
London Chairs for Liberty
Chair for The Mink,Prince Hotel
St Kilda, Melbourne
Commission pieces made with a beach theme for Katani in
St Kilda, Australia
Various themed client
commissioned tea towel chairs
Aboriginal Art Theme Chairs for private commission.
These were featured in the Financial Review design supplement
Bird themed office chairs
Chair exhibited at Sydney Powerhouse Museum as part of the Eat Green Design Exhibition
Various themed client commissioned tea towel chairs
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