Upcycled Furniture Becomes Host To Biological Upholstery
Vintage furniture gets reupholstered to look like its fabric has grown on it.
Charlotte Kingsnorth is an industrial designer who sees furniture as living things and designs pieces to reflect that fact. It's a belief that stems from her childhood, when she would name each of the trees in her local park based on their personality.
When it comes to her furniture, she first examines each piece to try and figure out what kind of personality or characteristics it might have. After moving onto the initial sketch, she imagines the chair as a skeleton and the upholstery as the flesh which envelops it, something which allows her to maintain the right perspective.