i thought that i would go for the trifecta today!
three in three.
it seems that my friends have coined me with the name 'queen of the roadside'.
and it's not got anything to do with owning an alfa romeo!
i love hard rubbish collection week.
it is incredible what people chuck out. along with the stained, crusty old mattresses (really? you really had them in your house up until this week!? ewww!) there are some amazing treasures.
exhibit one: a perfectly amazing vintage push bike. i happened to have a wicker basket that i bought on recent travels.
but, it's exhibit two that made my heart race.
everyone has seen these amazing creatures, yes?
look at these.
side. of. the. road.
A butterfly chair, also known as a BKF chair, is a style of chair featuring a folding frame and a large cloth sling hung from the frames highest points.
The BKF chair was designed by the argentinian architect jorge ferrari hardoy in 1938 in argentina.
hardoy along with partners, antonio bonet and juan kurchan (hence bfk chair) developed the chair in 1938 for an apartment building they designed in buenos aires. on july 24, 1940, the chair was shown at the 3rd Salon de artistas decoradores exhibition where it was discovered by the museum of modern art. at the request of MoMA design director edgar kaufmann jr., hardoy sent 3 pre-production chairs to new york. one is in the MoMA collection and one is at the
frank lloyd wright house fallingwater, but no one knows where the third chair went.
the bfk was named as one of the best efforts of modern chair design.
side. of. the. road. folks!
so, i went to birdsall leather in mascot (sydney) and bought a couple of creamy coloured cowhides and some leather rope.
trying to find a pattern online was near impossible, so with some dodgy measurements, and an idea as to how it *should* look, i began cutting the leather.
i also made a couple of black canvas slip covers for everyday usage.
side. of. the. road.
do the gutter crawl. you could hit pay dirt.
*trying to get 2 bfk chair frames into the back of an alfa romeo station wagon with 2 small boys already inside is a difficult, difficult task. however, there was no way in hell that i was leaving them behind!*