Restored classics

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

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.

Here’s a selection of chairs that Dario has restored in the past. Click on any photo to see a slideshow.

Here’s 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. Read more about the restoration.

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 – back detail
Bruno Mathsson “Pernilla” 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. Read more about the restoration.

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

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.

Read more about the restoration.

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

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.

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Charlotte Perriand "Les Arcs" chair in natural leather and chrome – detail
Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chair in natural leather and chrome – detail
Charlotte Perriand "Les Arcs" chairs in natural leather and chrome
Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” chairs in natural leather and chrome

Katavolos, Littell and Kelley

Designed in 1952 by William Katavolos, Ross Littell, and Douglas Kelley, and selected for the 1953 “Good Design” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this 3-legged “Dining chair” — now widely-known as the “T-Chair” — became a classic for its simplicity and elegance.

Katavolos, Littell and Kelley "T chair" in natural leather – from behind
Katavolos, Littell and Kelley “T chair” in natural leather – from behind
Katavolos, Littell and Kelley "T chair" in natural leather – side detail
Katavolos, Littell and Kelley “T chair” in natural leather – side detail

Bauhaus

Mart Stam, a Dutch architect, designed his cantilevered steel-tube chair in the late 1920s. It was one of many cantilevered and steel-tube chairs, including those designed by architects from the Bauhaus, such as Marcel Breuer with his “Wassily” chair. The chairs have leather seats, backs, and arm-rests.

Dario can also source new high-quality chrome-steel frames — triple-plated for durability and shine.

Mart Stam chair in natural leather – meeting room
Mart Stam chair in natural leather – meeting room

Dario can also source new high-quality chrome-steel frames — triple-plated for durability and shine.

Mart Stam chair in natural leather – at work
Mart Stam chair in natural leather – at work
Mart Stam chair in mustard leather
Mart Stam chair in mustard leather
Marcel Breuer "Wassily" chair in brown leather
Marcel Breuer “Wassily” chair in brown leather

Campaign chairs

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.

Field chair similar to Elias Svedberg's Trivia in brown leather and wood
Field chair similar to Elias Svedberg’s “Trivia” in brown leather and wood
Bernard Marstaller "Moretta" field chair in natural leather and wood
Bernard Marstaller “Moretta” 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

Other classics

Dario can take your original designer chairs and restore them with your choice of leather.

One-piece chair in natural leather and wood
One-piece chair in natural leather and wood
Ross Littell "PLR1" chair in natural leather
Ross Littell “PLR1” chair in natural leather
Jens Risom "Side Chair" in natural leather and wood
Jens Risom “Side Chair” in natural leather and wood
Squat armchair in natural leather and wood
Squat armchair in natural leather and wood
Claudio Salocchi "Lia" chair in natural leather and aluminium
Claudio Salocchi “Lia” chair in natural leather and aluminium
Distinctive angular chair in natural leather and wood
Distinctive angular chair in natural leather and wood
Franco Legler field chair in deep tan leather and wood
Franco Legler field chair in deep tan leather and wood
"April" folding chair by Gae Aulenti in natural leather and chrome
“April” folding chair by Gae Aulenti in natural leather and chrome
Director's chair in amber leather and chrome
Director’s chair in amber leather and chrome