The seat of my chair is in disrepair. I am unsure how to go about re-attaching the loosening straps (webbing) that support cushioning.
Eleven months ago I managed repair in a must-needs kind of way. In desperate need to distract myself from an emotional ripping, I pulled it away from my desk and tore away old upholstery from the seat, the cracking vinyl came easily off in large strips and orange dust filled the air and fell to the floor like sand. I hadn’t known so much of the cushioning inside had disintegrated. (germane to my emotional state now that I am remembering it.)
I wonder how old this chair is… I came across it one evening sitting out on the street, abandoned to garbage pickup. It’s wooden lines simple, sleek. I think I loved it before even I finished the approach. Perhaps it is that someone just didn’t have room for it anymore, or purchased a new chair and this one matched no others in the house. Placing it out on the street surely they knew it would be adopted before the garbage collectors came in the morning. I believe that is what most of us know/hope happens anyway.
I stood looking at it, admiring, mustering the nerve to claim garbage from the street… finally I picked up the chair and brought it inside to a new home. It has been greatly used and loved ever since. I’ve forgotten how many years even.
(sigh) Now the thick cotton strapping that supports the bottom is weakening and coming loose. The lovely thing needs repair again. Real repair if I can learn to do it.
I can learn to do just about anything (I say “just about” because I haven’t tried to do everything and I don’t want to lie). Though it’s hard to learn new things, very hard sometimes. I think it is why people don’t often do it (myself included).
But I need a chair to sit in! It is a perfect height for my desk. (but mostly, and very simply, because I love it.)
The sun is out now, it was raining when I started writing. I don’t know how this makes me feel. I was enjoying the rain.
Now it is going to be just another sunny day.
It seems as if I have sat down (this reminding me that I need to fix it) and wrote about my desk chair… in so doing I have also ended up with a description of my own state of my being.
I feel like making my usual joke (Leo, ego, narcissism) how it’s all just really about me. *wink-wink* But I don’t feel like it.
The sun is out, it is noon, why spend my time joking… I’ve got work to do and I need to learn how to do it.
——————- MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 —————
NOW I UNDERSTAND why I thought the chair was so attractive even from a distance as I approached! haha…
Stamped on the underneath of the frame is “PRECEDENT BY DREXEL” and “225-4 CHAIR”. Of course I Googled it…
Notable designer, Edward Wormley, in 1947 released the Precedent Collection for Drexel Furniture.
“Wormley created 100 pieces for the Precedent collection, combining the essence of modern design with tradition. His work was featured in the Good Design show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1951 and 1952.”
Now I guess as I reupholster, I will be mindful to not do a quick & easy “must-needs” job of it this time. (It seems my chair, as myself, are sought after works of art. ahhhahahahaha)
MY POOR (Edward Wormley) CHAIR