This project was an exercise in developing furniture making and restoration techniques. When the chairs were purchased, they were spray painted completely black. All metal and wood has now been stripped and refinished. The original cushions were tufted and thick. I wanted to update the look and create a more contemporary edge. This required recreating the substrate to which the cushions were adhered in order for it to follow the form of the shell more precisely. This was achieved by creating a paper template of the shell which was then traced onto a sheet of expanded PVC sheet. The form was then cut out and then heat formed to the shell. Once the substrate had taken the form of the shell, the edges were sanded to create an ultra crisp edge. The cushions were then created with a high density, low profile upholstery foam and covered with a fun "Appletini" vinyl.