These cane chairs, circa 1970, were in great shape, but not the cushions. Even though the top pic was taken in a courtyard (overlooking Little Manly on Sydney Harbour, same client as theOslo settee,) the fabric isn't actually an outdoor one. Hopefully this new look is more appropriate to the chair style - using a fabric called Canopy from CLOTH fabrics latest range. This range pays strong tribute to 70's style, which I must admit isn't my favourite fashion era... however I do love what Julie Paterson of Cloth, has come up with here and think it really suits the chairs.
Even though this relates to my 'past life', and has nothing whatsoever to do with upholstery, I can't resist posting about this: Last Friday night, at a 'galah' shindig on the Gold Coast, Jamberoo Native Nursery was awarded the Best Medium Production NurseryinAUSTRALIA award by the Nursery and Garden Industry of Australia. This is a huge milestone in the nursery's history: we've won this category of the State awards for the past 6 years, always been eligible for the National title, but never quite made it till now. The competition from the other states is always of a very high standard and this year was no exception. We're all simply frilled with the result. This pic shows me (in a 1960's borrowed lace dress), with my partner Geoff, our Production Manager Nathan Sparkes and Sales Manager Sarah Peacock, after receiving our award. Woohoo!