Cheaney Chair – that name has such a good ring to it…  The work of furniture designer Alexena Cayless is influenced by memory, gathered stories and a desire to retell narratives through objects.  This project is a beech G Plan chair that has been upcycled with Scottish tweed and leather brogue patterns, hand-crafted by Cheaney Shoes in Northamptonshire.  “The design is inspired by the traditional skills and materials of Midlands based shoemakers and saddlery companies. The companies work in areas of the UK renowned for these manufacturing industries and all of their work is hand made by skilled craftsmen and women.”  Check out the original Cheaney Chair at the Design Museum, London which is part of their permanent collection.  Image via Alexena Cayless

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).

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