I have resumed works on the prototype after the festive break. A few important stages now got completed like – primer applied, foam upholstery cut to size, black and lime finishes painted, first coat of varnish applied. Still winter cold outside and full lockdown here in Scotland. Enjoy the photographic report.
Not the best time in the world to build a garden chair. It’s Covid, rain or snow outside and I’m slowly progressing with the structure. The PVA glue, which usually takes a few hours to dry up, dries three days in my garage. Once the glue on the frame will have cured, hopefully, tomorrow, IContinue reading “Pallet Garden Chair Neon 3”
First frames are taking shape.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Sticking to the Lotus theme, I visualized how the decor would look like on customized Ikea fronts for a potential customer.