This cupboard from the Abstrakta series, designed by Jos De Mey in the late fifties, has seen some wear and tear. There were some earlier attempts to fix the base, but this ruined the construction completely. We replaced the broken parts by selecting mahogany from an old stock, and after cutting dovetails and color matching the finish, the repair was invisible.
Research — Sep ’13 — Wood laser engraving
Laser engraving experiments on beech plywood.
Restoration — Sep ’13 — Children’s high chair by Nanna Ditzel
This iconic chair was designed by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel in 1955 and is executed in beech. It has been refinished with a natural Swedish wood soap, to have this natural look but still keep it protected. Also a leather & wood T-strap was added, in respect to the original.
Restoration — Aug ’13 — In-shop-restoration for Artek 2nd Cycle, Helsinki
HELSINKI — A Modern View was commissioned to restore a unique version of Alvar Aalto’s H94 dining table in Helsinki, Finland. Artek 2nd Cycle is Artek’s own vintage gallery, conceived to praise authentic Finnish design and honour the importance of originality. Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Helsinki!
Restoration — Jul ’13 — Wim Rietveld Pyramid chair
This wonderful Pyramid chair (designed by Wim Rietveld, 1960) had seen a lot of use. The steel frame only looks better showing its age, but the plywood needed some spot repairs.
Restoration — May ’13 — Charles and Ray Eames: La Chaise
This chair has tipped over and shows two big cracks. Cracks will be repaired and a new finish will be applied according Vitra specifications. Client: Vitra Belgium / Vitra Point
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Restoration — May ’13 — Art deco club chairs
These 1930’s art deco chairs needed a new finish and upholstery. While stripping the original finish we determined it to be a shellac lacquer. So the beautiful chestnut frame received several coats of traditional shellac and got polished to a glass smooth finish. When done the chairs were upholstered by Take a seat.
Restoration — Apr ’13 — A Modern View goes international!
A Modern View has been commissioned to restore some wonderful vintage design in Helsinki, Finland: Alvar Aalto, Olof Ottelin and more!
Restoration — Apr ’13 — Teak veneer restoration
Japanese Series coffee table, Cees Braakman for Pastoe. Veneer restoration and new oil/varnish finish.
Blog — Apr ’13 — A Modern View featured in Kwintessens magazine
Kwintessens is a quarterly magazine about Flemish design and fashion. Photo by Sarah Eechaut.