Back in 2008, I stumbled upon Molly Worth, owner of Chairloom, after reading an article in The New York Times about the vendors and shoppers of the Brooklyn Flea Market. Chairloom features vintage furniture - chairs, ottomans, settees - offering shapes & forms that hold design appeal and interest, but in need of a new lease on life. Worth, a 3rd generation re-upholsterer based out of Philadelphia, mixes fresh fabrics - full of pattern and color - with classic, well constructed furniture. Voila! Old chair meets new upholstery - furniture recycling at its best!
Molly Worth - With one of her upholstered vintage chairs @the Brooklyn Flea Market.
Click here for the Chairloom website, offering reupholstered and ready-to-be reupholstered pieces for purchase. Happy to discover the Chairloom "Fan Page" on Facebook, where I get my daily dose of new news, photos of recent acquisitions and reworked pieces. Check out the attached photos of Chairloom's recent work: