Greetings! Wanted to send a few updates. The weaving project is coming along. I have 2 chairs ready, 2 more to go!
I purchased an early 70s catalog from importer Otto Gerdau of NY. Success! My chairs are in there!
Of course, no reference to manufacturer/design connection but I am convinced there is no correlation to Gio Ponti. They are made in Italy, hand woven, of course. There are many furniture pieces in this catalog and I already found a few on the web attributed to folks who probably had nothing to do with them. I am happy to add this great reference to my library!
New acquisitions! I just picked up a pretty set of T back style Broyhill Brasilia dining chairs. They are currently being rehabbed by my friend, who is out of work and looking for side jobs. I will be recovering the seats shortly, thinking a cobalt blue tweed but I have options. Reach out if you are looking for a set of 4 and I can custom cover for you.
Hope everyone has a good week! Hopefully I will finish the 3rd chair this week! I have been binge watching Netflix series as I weave. Ha.