23/04/2014

Photoshoot at Fab Guest Hotel, Brighton

The context for my dining chairs is to be used as a decorative piece in a foyer or reception area in a commercial space. I chose to photograph my work in Fab Guest B&B in Brighton as it has a fresh, contemporary feel throughout its interior. This contemporary look was perfect for my context!

The photoshoot went extremely well. The staff were so helpful and lovely and willing to let me move all their furniture around! The rooms are absolutely gorgeous with specifically designed accessories in every room. (In particular the cushions and throws made by Gabrielle Vary)
Image from the Fab Guest website.

These are just a few of the many images from the shoot. I am so pleased with them! 









Chairs: The Before

Over the past week I have been extremely busy cleaning, sanding and painting the chairs ready for the photoshoot for my visualisation.
Here are the chairs that I have aquired from second hand furniture shops and members of my family for very cheap prices before I transformed them:




12/04/2014

Home Straight

So it's coming to the end of the project now, and the end of the course!

The last two warps have gone really well. I made some happy accidents which has worked really well and created some interesting colour blending within the warp. I have almost finished weaving, only having two samples left to make. I will have 14 final samples altogether... I think that will be enough!



Because the nature of the degree show has changed from last years 3rd year show, I am now unable to upholster the chairs for my project so instead I am showing my fabrics as samples and making the chairs after I am done with all the uni shows and exhibitions. For the photoshoot I am doing in Fabguest Hotel in Brighton, I am pinning the fabric to the seats so hopefully it will still look good.

This week is now focused on painting the chairs. I'm not sure about how to go about this yet... I think that having the chairs block colours will look a bit too much with the colourful fabric. I like the white of this chair with the coloured seat but with the interior setting I have in mind, it may not work.

 

I am thinking possibly painting sections different colours along with grey. See what happens.