Aged gold leaf steel easy chairs

Here’s some details of an aged gold leaf finish I´ve been working on. The client wanted a look of bronze rather than gold, so it had to be darkened slightly. The gold is sealed with polyurethane so its scratch resistant and hard-wearing. The leather is also aged in an old oak colour. The chair is “easy number 2” .

“joan of arc” chair, accidental furniture!

ok , so the story of this thing! ?. i did the original chair years ago ..it was probably the worst chair design ever made, very heavy, pretty unstable but ergonomically pretty correct. its been knocking around here ever since shouting for an up-grade. So the base was chopped off and the shape shortened.the new base wasn´t intentionally made to make it look like a funeral pyre! , I was actually trying out structural solidity with fine bars. but hey another example of accidental furniture comes to life! ;))

the “builder” bed. humble furniture design

“with this bed i wanted to create something with a humble personality, a close friend who you spend half your life with rather than an attention seeking protagonist always looking to impress.the wood is left as honest as possible without hiding its marks and scars. all construction details are shown clearly. The added text further deepens the sense of comfort and humour of the piece.”

“con esta cama queria crear un objeto con personalidad humilde, como un buen amigo con quien compartir tu vida en vez de un protagonista siempre buscando attencion. la madera esta dejado lo mas honesto possible sin esconder o mascarar sus defectos y todos los detalles de construccion estan claramente enseñados. el texto añadido profundiza el sentido de humor y comodidad de la pieza.

made to measure (150 x 200 mattress size in the photo)
materials pine beams, galvanized sheet and aged steel, acryllic paint and polyurethane varnish
text reads:-
“and the little one said “roll over”
so they all rolled over
and as usual daddy had to go and sleep on the sofa!”

“Triangulate” dining/conference table

here’s a mash-up of recycled parts, the old 70´s formica surface came from a local brick manufacturer and the legs started life as a design for a staircase up in the mountains. i´m pleased with the sense of support the thin triangulation gives to the faceted surface. i may reskim the surface with steel or stainless, not sure yet.
hope you like it a bit!

Maison et Objet , Paris , January 2012

the stand from Ici et La in paris , with “Bela” (Lugosi) arm-chair, “SUGARI” arm-chair, “charmed” side table/stool and “the rule box” low cupboard.
paintings by “catman” and Vanessa Guspirus Linares Capel.
here’s a couple of snaps!
thanks to Isabel from Ici et La