Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this. Stunning pair of original mid-century modern John Makepeace brown leather armchairs. A very good looking and collectable pair of chairs, they are 40-50 years old and have a stunning patina, the leather hide is thick and hard wearing, its hand stitched to the top. We have cleaned waxed and polished the pair from top to bottom, they have normal age-related patina marks all over from genuine age and honest use. John Makepeace's career has been described as an adventure in wood.He first saw fine furniture being made when he was eleven, and then he visited the great cabinet makers in Copenhagen as a teenager. Design and craftsmanship came naturally to him. Early professional recognition led to his work as a design consultant to all India Handicraft Board, a founding member of the Crafts Council in the UK and a Trustee of the V&A, London.
Early commissions from Templeton and Keble College, Oxford, Liberty's, Banque Générale du Luxembourg, have been followed by international museums, corporate and private clients. Keenly aware of the need for an integrated education for furniture designers and makers going into business, he bought Parnham House, Dorset in 1976 to set up a college alongside, but separately from, his own furniture studios.Parnham rapidly gained an international reputation. The subsequent European programme of collaborative research explored the improved utilisation of indigenous timber and resulted in a series of award-winning buildings for the new campus. After a very successful 25 years the College amalgamated with the Architectural Association in 2001. Here he has his design practice, gallery and impressive range of indigenous trees seasoning for future commissions. With his wife, Jennie, they open the house and gardens for charity and group visits.
In 2004 John received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Furniture Society, and in 2010 from the Furniture Makers Company. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Arts University Bournemouth (2009) and Hereford College of Arts (2013).
In 2017, in celebration of the forty years since the launch of Parnham College, Beyond Parnham was published. This tells the story of the College and Hooke Park, and 100 alumni reflect on their careers. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20.
We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on.
Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.COURIER, LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED. Whomever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible, please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two-person team. The item "PAIR OF ORIGINAL MID CENTURY VINTAGE AGED BROWN LEATHER JOHN MAKEPEACE ARMCHAIRS" is in sale since Friday, July 9, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chairs". The seller is "royal-house-antiques" and is located in Pulborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.