Product Spotlight: ‘Traditionally Tweed’ from RhubarbLondon

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    Nothing suggests traditional country living more than a tweed armchair.

    Creators and manufacturers of fine eclectic furniture, RhubarbLondon prides itself on sourcing the most authentic fabrics and textiles to create completely original upholstered pieces. Sourced from archives by the brand’s founder and head creative, Shaun Brownell, RhubarbLondon’s range of antique and vintage armchairs has been expertly swathed in tweed textiles from iconic brands including Dunn & Co and Harris Tweed.

    Proudly crafted in Britain, each individual piece embodies a slice of history, blending rare fabrics with exquisitely applied upholstery techniques to create truly unique designs. RhubarbLondon’s team of expert tailors, seamstresses and leather workers ensure that when you purchase a RhubarbLondon chair, you can be certain that you’re acquiring a one-off piece of furniture.

    The Dapper Tweed Armchair
    The Dapper Tweed armchair (pictured above, main) has been exquisitely re-upholstered using a pair of vintage Dunn & Co Harris Tweed houndstooth country jackets, which feature the original tan suede arm caps. The look is suitably dressed with an equestrian stock neckpiece, teamed with a snaffle bit stock pin to give the chair a true sense of riding influence. RhubarbLondon then commissioned a traditional local cobbler to create the chair’s distinctive tan plaited leather arm supports, finishing off the piece with double piped leather detail and vintage leather football button fastenings. To complete the RhubarbLondon look, the original jacket labels were then hand-stitched onto the chair alongside the Harris Tweed Authenticity label, topped off in a final flourish with a set of pheasant feathers in the button hole alongside a vintage papier-mâché ‘Judge’ badge.

    The Country Tweed Armchair
    Upholstered using an original 1950s fur-collared Dunn & Co Crombie overcoat, the late Victorian scroll back armchair frame has been completely reimagined by RubarbLondon to bring you The Country Tweed armchair. The vintage coat has been expertly altered to fit the chair’s silhouette, tailoring every panel by hand. Coordinating moss and peat tweed is used for the side panels, whilst the coat’s signature tartan lining is considerately recycled to create piped edges, the neck line, pocket detailing and arm fronts. The chair is complemented by the original turned wooden legs, tipped with brass castors and completed in the classic RhubarbLondon fashion with the jacket’s original label and Harris Tweed Authenticity insignia taking pride of place.


    The Vintage Harris Tweed Vintage Overcoat Chair


    The Tweed Club Chair


    187A Gloucester Place, London. NW1 6BU | T. +44 (0) 207 262 0749 | M. +44 (0) 7469 897127

    Daniel Fountain / 18.11.2016

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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