This is my first post in a forum that has been incredibly informative and helpful to me in the past. Thanks so much for any assistance in advance.
I am attempting to reupholster a Ib Kofod Larsen Seal chair that came to me without any fabric, foam, or pattern whatsoever. I have done significant image research but am at a loss in regards to a few items before I can attempt to build a pattern.
If anyone here has ever reupholstered a Seal chair, I would be grateful for pointers.
The seat cushion -
Do all Seal chairs have molded latex seat cushions or spring coil? From images it looks to me that the cushions are up to 5 inches thick, so I wonder if it's spring coil...
The back -
The bones came with an additional inner cardboard shell that once had the back foam attached to it. I can tell that the foam was pieced so that the lumbar area was a standard poly foam (1"?), everything else was latex (+1"?). The cardboard was stapled to the back with a spacer so that there is significant space between the actual back shell and the cardboard. I haven't seen this before. Would there have been horsehair or cotton padding in between these two layers?
The back side -
It looks like the leather is wrapped around the front side and stapled around the edge of the back. Is the back piece attached with plygrip over thin welt? Hand sewn?? I see glue marks on the outer side of the wood, but wonder if there was any kind of padding, or if the leather was just glued and stretched directly over the wood.
The small padded arm rests -
I imagine there was 1/2" - 1" foam on these, with leather folded over and under, and stapled underneath?
The seam connecting arms and back rest -
any advice on the curves of this seam would be greatly appreciated.