Ailing Eames or sorry Saarinen?

Looking for someone locally who can repair your Mid-Century (or other era) furniture? I have two suggestions for you -- folks with whom I have worked directly in the past and can heartily recommend.

The patient: our silly Jetsons boomerang couch

Good with wood:

South Land Park Terrace neighbor David Sundquist aka Furniture Man works primarily with wood and mostly on-site. He repaired our sagging boomerang couch that had structural framework problems after being moved several times (pictured above). South Land Park neighbors will be pleased to hear David is familiar with modern furniture (has worked on Eames chairs) and specializes in precision repairs (for surface damage such as scratches/gouges). David can also do small upholstery and leather repairs. Cabinets, built-ins and millwork are other specialties, as well as antique restoration. You may reach David via his cell phone: 916.715.5216

Upholstery specialists:

Bill and Terri of B & T Upholstery and Repair have reupholstered several pieces in our house over the last 15 years. Including the giant purple biomorphic couch pictured above. The couch was quite a sight transported on its side in the back of their El Camino -- it looked like a purple Weinermobile! Be sure to visit their gallery of "before" and "after" pictures.

9 comments:

Mid Century Madam said...

I enjoyed looking at the photographs of your home. It is absolutely beautiful. Simple, clean, elegant...I could go on but it would take too long to name everything I love about the house. Thanks

Dane Henas said...

Florence Knoll couch. I provided the vintage NOS Alexander
Girard fabric and Bill did an amazing job!

Gretchen said...

Thanks Mid Century Madam!

Good to hear about another successful reupholstering job by B&T, Dane!

50s Pam said...

Just great to see these resources, Gretchen. You know that I will spread the word!

Gretchen said...

Thanks Pam - reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose.... renovate, restore and repair! :)

MoonDoggie said...

Your boomerang couch isn't silly - it's heavenly! Great colour as well.

Gretchen said...

Aw thanks Moondoggie! I picked that fabric myself from a remnants place in Oakland, CA.

Barbara said...

So if I have a danish modern chair I need recovered, would he be interested in doing it? How about a sofa?

Gretchen said...

I would say probably yes to both, Barbara -- I suggest calling them to discuss but I'm pretty sure they would.