Boatyard Collection September 23, 2015 09:25
An ongoing collection of recycled furnishings and new fabrics inspired by living and working in Faversham, North Kent by Alex Law.
On the banks of the creek I’ve known for most of my life there is a world few people see. Traditional Bargewrights and Boat Builders find themselves sharing spaces with a mixture of light industry, logistics and retail outlets. The uniqueness of the combination in my home town has given me the opportunity to produce a locally sourced nautical collection far remove from pressed white slacks and squeaky clean deck shoes.
All of the images used to form the pattern were taken inside a 1 mile stretch of creek. The base cloth is distributed throughout the U.K. from an industrial unit within the town. It has been printed in the town. All of the furniture has been sourced from shops and market stalls in the town and upholstered in my studio short walk from the Town quay.
An ecologically sensitive approach to re upholstering the chairs is at the heart of each restoration. Care has been taken to combine fillings from recycled, natural and sustainable sources whilst maintaining compliance with UK domestic fire regulations.