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Telephone Bench Upholstery Project by Magdalena

Magdalena, a Canadian customer, emailed us this project that she completed with Britex Fabrics. She bought this telephone bench for $5 at a community garage sale during the summer. Her boyfriend sanded and re-finished all the wood while she (very successfully!) attempted her first upholstery job. They knew they wanted something fun and colorful, but had a really hard time finding the right fabric. On a recent trip to San Francisco, while delighting in wandering the city, they found themselves in Britex fabrics and discovered this owl inspired print on the shelves…”the rest is history.”

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Conquistador Fabric

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts features the archive of the Jack Lenor Larsen textile company, including collection selections available online. The Larsen Design Studio created modern, artistic fabrics for interior use, yet their innovations with handwovens, batiks and fabrics in scale with modern architecture have changed the industry. Here is Conquistador (1966, cotton), a particularly successful upholstery fabric that soon became one of the signature cloths of the company. In a note in the company archive Larsen writes that “Conquistador is my concept of how an Inca might handle a baroque motif. That is, flatly and without the robust movement typical in Europe. More like the stone walls of Peru.”
Conquistador (1966, cotton)

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