Restored classics


Bring new life to your designer leather chairs

Dario refurbishes the leather parts of your chair, giving them back their original beauty. He uses environmentally-friendly vegetable-tanned Italian hides of the highest quality. Don’t throw away the old leather pieces! He will use them as templates for the new ones.

Below, you can find a selection of chairs that Dario has restored in the past. Click on any photo to see a slideshow.

Bruno Mathsson

Bruno Mathsson’s “Pernilla” and “Eva” chairs restore beautifully, as the smooth curves of the wood meet the perfect geometry of the latticed leather.

Bruno Mathsson “Eva” chair in natural leather and wood

Bruno Mathsson “Eva” chair in natural leather and wood

Bruno Mathsson “Pernilla” chair in natural leather and wood

Bruno Mathsson “Pernilla” chair in natural leather and wood

Bruno Mathsson “Pernilla” chair in natural leather and wood – arm detail

Bruno Mathsson “Pernilla” chair in natural leather and wood – arm detail

Rolf Hesland

A real beauty, this little chair: “Fox”, designed by Rolf Hesland in the late 1950s in the Bruksbo design studio; produced by Haug Snekkeri.

Rolf Hesland “Fox” chair in natural leather and wood

Rolf Hesland “Fox” chair in natural leather and wood

Rolf Hesland “Fox” chair in natural leather and wood – back detail

Rolf Hesland “Fox” chair in natural leather and wood – back detail

Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Perriand

The LC1 “Siège à Dossier Basculant“, also known as the “Basculant”, became an icon of 20th century design. Simple, functional, beautiful geometry.

Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Perriand LC1 "Basculant" chair – arm detail

Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Perriand LC1 “Basculant” chair – arm detail

Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Perriand LC1 "Basculant" chair – detail

Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Perriand LC1 “Basculant” chair – detail

Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Perriand LC1 "Basculant" chair

Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Perriand LC1 “Basculant” chair

Charlotte Perriand

Selected by Charlotte Perriand for the French ski resort Les Arcs in 1970, these chairs are adorable; full of Perriand’s sense of fun.

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chair in natural leather – detail

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chair in natural leather – detail

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chairs in natural leather

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chairs in natural leather

Campaign chairs

Franco Legler field chair in deep tan leather and wood

Franco Legler field chair in deep tan leather and wood

“Moretta”-style field chair in natural leather and wood

“Moretta”-style field chair in natural leather and wood

Mogens Koch field chair in natural leather and wood

Mogens Koch field chair in natural leather and wood

We get a lot of “campaign chairs” to restore. Also known as “field chairs”, “safari chairs” and “Roorkhee chairs”, they offer a good compromise of functionality and comfort. There are many variations on a basic design, from Zanotta’s classic “Moretta” designed by Bernard Marstaller, and others by Mogens Koch, down to to no-name imitations. Each has its own distinct design and we refurbish the leather parts faithfully in the style of the original.

Other classics

We can take your original designer chairs and restore them with your choice of leather.
Claudio Salocchi “Lia” chair in natural leather and aluminium

Claudio Salocchi “Lia” chair in natural leather and aluminium

Le Corbusier “LC1 Basculant” chair in pony hide

Le Corbusier “LC1 Basculant” chair in pony hide

Ross Littell “PLR1″ chair in natural leather

Ross Littell “PLR1″ chair in natural leather

Various chairs in the stile of Mart Stam in natural leather

Various chairs in the stile of Mart Stam in natural leather

Marcel Breuer “Wassily” chair in brown leather

Marcel Breuer “Wassily” chair in brown leather

Le Corbusier “LC1 Basculant” chair in white leather

Le Corbusier “LC1 Basculant” chair in white leather

One-piece chair in natural leather and wood

One-piece chair in natural leather and wood

Squat armchair in natural leather and wood

Squat armchair in natural leather and wood

Katavolos, Littell and Kelly “T chair” in natural leather – from behind

Katavolos, Littell and Kelly “T chair” in natural leather – from behind

Katavolos, Littell and Kelly “T chair” in natural leather

Katavolos, Littell and Kelly “T chair” in natural leather

Jens Risom “Side Chair” in natural leather and wood

Jens Risom “Side Chair” in natural leather and wood

Distinctive angular chair in natural leather and wood

Distinctive angular chair in natural leather and wood

See also

From the blog: Photographs of chairs before and after being restored