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Kyle Barrett
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27/03/2021 8:53 pm  

Hello everyone!

I thought I'd use the repair forum if I plan on being a little more engaged here, myself.

Has anyone reupholstered the CH29? I am very much used to seat pads being removed before you upholster. But in this instance I am struggling to see how that's possible unless there's a way to remove the seat pads with the upholstery still on? I get the impression I must cut the fabric and remove padding, to find the means to unscrew the seat pad. 

By that logic however, there's no point removing it at all, as it'd need to remain exposed to be able to reattach. So the entire reupholstery process needs to be done with the seat pads connected to the chair?

Bizarre design decision, I'd love to be wrong.

Kind regards,

Kyle


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tktoo2
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28/03/2021 8:43 pm  

I'd like to read a reply from @spanky about this! My guess is that it wasn't a design decision per se as I'm not sure these were originally intended to have upholstered seats. At some point Carl Hansen may have decided to offer upholstery as an option and this awkward situation was the result. It also seems that newer editions employ a different method for upholstering the seats that involves an additional panel secured by screws exposed on the undersides.


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Spanky
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28/03/2021 10:50 pm  

Sorry, I have no experience with the CH29!  


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tktoo2
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28/03/2021 11:06 pm  

@spanky, Happy that you're still with us anyway! Been a while.


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28/03/2021 11:36 pm  

I always respond to the bat signal!  Well, almost always anyway. 


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Kyle Barrett
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29/03/2021 12:45 am  
Posted by: tktoo2

I'd like to read a reply from @spanky about this! My guess is that it wasn't a design decision per se as I'm not sure these were originally intended to have upholstered seats. At some point Carl Hansen may have decided to offer upholstery as an option and this awkward situation was the result. It also seems that newer editions employ a different method for upholstering the seats that involves an additional panel secured by screws exposed on the undersides.

I know the ones I have are relatively old, and unlike the majority I've seen online they have oak (lightly fumed?) veneer on the underside rather than beech with holes for 'breathing'. It makes me wonder whether if I stripped I'd find that someone has glued the foam on the nicely veneered seat. It's certainly not the original upholstery.

Thanks both for your input, I may just have to investigate, nothing wrong with trail blazing if done in a slow and considered fashion.


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Browkin
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02/04/2021 1:59 pm  

A year ago a had the same task and currently reupholstering also a set of 4. 🙂 I agree, the construction is indeed somewhat strange. I bought a flat angle screwdriver especially for this, but I guess you may use also something else what is rather flat. Far from being an expert, but I do the following. Take off the old upholsery, unscrew the seat, reupholster half the seat and leave an open space in front, so that you can go inside the seat (under upholsery) to screw the seat back to the chair frame. Finish reupholstering the remaining part in front of the seat. 


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Kyle Barrett
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02/04/2021 6:12 pm  

Aha!

Thank you that sounds like preferrable solution. I have to admit, I still have not looked underneath and they are currently in use while I get my act together cording more Møllers for the 'permanent' collection.

Also while I decide whether I go with leather or fabric!

I have plenty of grey Hallingdal already, but they look so nice in leather too. 

Thanks @browkin!

Kyle


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Kyle Barrett
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09/04/2021 11:21 pm  

I just bought a half hide (an offcut if you believe it) of this dyed vegetable tanned leather, do you guys think this colour is nice or not? I don't mind saving it for another project if you don't think so. I can't tell if I like it as much as I expected colour wise.

 

 

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Kyle Barrett
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09/04/2021 11:22 pm  

Excuse the mess, I took another shot in the limited daylight we had on a typically overcast day in the UK.

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Browkin
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25/04/2021 5:09 pm  

For all my projects usually I choose black sky or black textile. You do see the CH29 chairs in all kind of upholstery colors. Therefore why not, your turquoise would be fine, e.g. in a colorful kitchen. Goes well with teak in my opinion. 


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Herringbone
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27/04/2021 8:53 pm  

@kyle-barrett I just see your pictures. Is this leather green or blue or is this what you get when you try to photograph something grey in a strange light situation? Really hard to say. If it is greenish blue or blueish green, I‘d recommend saving it for another project. But you‘re probably done already ...

"People buy a chair, and they don't really care who designed it." (Arne Jacobsen)


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Kyle Barrett
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27/04/2021 9:52 pm  

Definitely green/blue and I do agree. I bought it thinking it looked less saturated than it was, but I am certain I'll be able to use it. It's a nice colour just possibly not for these, I think they demand something a little more reserved/natural. Waiting to hear back from the company on how natural a colour they do, they tan using rhubarb which I thought was very interesting!


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