Monday, 07 April 2008

Starry Eve

I was in Casamento again recently (see my previous post about this shop here), and saw these beautiful chairs which really deserve mention.

These reconditioned 60's oak chairs have been beautifully upholstered in a patchwork style, with bamboo silk embroidery detail, all by Starry Eve of Casamento.
Starry Eve works from Casamento's studio in Kommetjie, hunting out mid-century relics to renew, restore and re-create them into once-off accent pieces like these, using embroidery, tapestry, patchwork and crochet.
I've been seeing lots of other patchworky things around lately. Hella Jongerius's Polder sofa , and Squint's great patchwork chairs come to mind. Can you think of any others?

1 comment:

jakaranda prinses said...

There's also a company called "Bokja", which is based in Beirut, Lebanon that makes some interesting patchwork pieces. They describe their collection as "Haute Bohemian", which sums their work up nicely - an eclectic mix of traditional Eastern patterns and colours juxtaposed with contemporary Western design.

You can check out their work at: