So we've been trying this Drexel sofa in the house for a few years now and have decided to explore maybe rehabing it if the work it needs isn't too out of proportion. Since it came to us with two matching chairs for free, our budget for the sofa is set at +/- $1200US.
The frame is rock solid and the base is welded bronze tubing with a walnut spacer on top. A bit Knoll-ish in basic form and dimensions, the sofa, and especially the matching chairs, also share some similarities to John van Koert's work for Drexel and may be a later variation on the "Profile" line. I've never seen other examples quite like them.
The pics are from when I first discovered it and the upholstery was still mostly intact. It had suffered UV damage, and even more in our house. The fabric has gotten so brittle in areas that it has started to shred. It needs reupholstering and, possibly, new foam. I think I'd like to see the back cushions remade loose rather than fixed, as they are now, and the seat cushions pieced and tufted like the back instead of smooth.
I guess my main question would be, have we completely lost our minds? Do you think my ideas can be realized given our budget? What would you do with it?
Any and all advice, opinions, or insight is welcomed and much appreciated!