Good Questions: Reupholstering an Eames Knockoff?

Good Questions: Reupholstering an Eames Knockoff?

Aaron Able
Sep 11, 2008

Dear Apartment Therapy, I managed to pick up a couple of Eames lounger knock-offs for very little money, both of which look more or less like the above image. Since I have a spare, I was wondering if it is possible to have them reupholstered, perhaps professionally, since I know nothing about the process, and I couldn't even imagine where to start on a chair like this...

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...I was thinking it would be interesting to be "transgressive" by taking a piece that is found exclusively in leather and reupholstering it in a modern floral print or something like that, maybe something by (who else) Marimekko. What do you think? Is it even possible to reupholster these chairs in the first place?


Jake — we've covered this kind of thing before, so be sure to check out these posts:
Good Questions: Affordable Fabric to Flatter This Eames?
Good Questions: Is DIY Reupholstering Recommended?

Any other advice for Jake?

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