Pallet Garden Chair Neon 1

It’s been a while … I have never actually prototyped the pallet chair Wassily from my original design I posted two months ago. The reason was that I stopped liking it. I wanted something a bit smarter even though it would mean using two pallets for one piece of furniture instead of one. Here isContinue reading “Pallet Garden Chair Neon 1”

Dresser LOTUS – Part 3 – Applying Central Lotus Décor and The Importance of Final Touches

The process of painting the central lotus was pretty much like applying the red pattern. I printed and cut out the stencil, traced the linework with pencil on the fronts, then hand-painted the lotus using the same white underlay method. Last minute, I decided to change the finish from gold to silver in order toContinue reading “Dresser LOTUS – Part 3 – Applying Central Lotus Décor and The Importance of Final Touches”

Dresser LOTUS – Part 2 – The Joy of Old-fashioned Hand Painting

It seems to me I really favour the red colour. Another piece and again, I was reaching for a red finish. It wasn’t just RED I wanted, I wanted a saturated hot bright full crazy RED. I put together a plan in my head to only use three colours on the drawers: charcoal, red andContinue reading “Dresser LOTUS – Part 2 – The Joy of Old-fashioned Hand Painting”

Pallet Garden Furniture Wassily 2

It turns out the planks run in a different direction than I thought so had to redesign the chair. See the new final drawing attached, that will help me to build the prototype. By the way, the 3Ds were modeled in Sketchup. The chair resembles remotely the iconic chair Wassily so from today on I’mContinue reading “Pallet Garden Furniture Wassily 2”

Pallet Garden Furniture Wassily 1

I’ve always had the ambition to design furniture built from waste or recycled materials like empty milk bottles or beer cans. I’ve noticed there’s plenty of garden furniture offered on-line created from industrial pallets so decided to give it a shot. I set, however, some initial assumptions e.g. each piece is built from one palletContinue reading “Pallet Garden Furniture Wassily 1”

Dresser LOTUS – Part 1 – Looking for Modern ‘Oriental’ Style in Furniture

I apologize some 2 billion people in South-East Asia for the word ‘oriental’ as it is no longer politically correct and sounds ‘colonial’, but I needed this term to geographically place the style I was going to achieve for my next piece of furniture, the ‘Lotus’ dresser. The alternative names could be Buddhist, Meditative, Eastern,Continue reading “Dresser LOTUS – Part 1 – Looking for Modern ‘Oriental’ Style in Furniture”