In August we received a fabulous submission for our Studio Bon in Context Photo Contest which we have been looking forward to sharing. (click here to see our illustrous winners!) Wendy Kaplan sent us these fabulous images of patterns Sally in Fire and Xando in Mink and Stone on these cool reimagined vintage chairs.

She opened her company, The Chair Affair, just 3 months prior to entering our contest, and has clearly hit the ground running! She calls Evanston Illinois home and it is there that she recovers vintage chairs and other upholstered pieces in bright modern graphic prints, then sells them to people in need of a little history with a lot of punch!

Here’s the description she submitted with her photos for the contest.

My chairs have an affinity for your fabric. The Pop Star Chair was a grandma-esque parlor chair, but once I put your Sally fabric in fire on it, it came to life. It both honors the original lines of the chair, and adds a unique modern perspective, not to mention a Wow! factor.

The XO chair – with your XandO fabric in mink/stone – is a classic mid-century chair with unique tapered legs and rich wood. I chose XandO because I loved the graphic design. It reminded me of Twentieth Century textile designer Alexander Girard, but with a 21st century sensibility, which is exactly what I wanted for these chairs. I also love the hand of the fabric – it’s natural and down-to-earth. 

Love her combinations of old world lines and graphic punches! A big thanks to Wendy and The Chair Affair for these inspired uses of Studio Bon Textiles!

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