The Refuge – Commission by Volta

Last week we hinted at a secret project…

We’re delighted to be able to announce that we can now reveal all, (cue fanfare). We have been commissioned by the team at Volta to create a range of signature cocktail chairs for their new venture The Refuge.

The chairs, some of which we have already delivered, will take pride of place at the new restaurant inside the refurbished Palace Hotel on Oxford road.

The Refuge chairs in retro fabrics

A total of 16 were ordered. Eight are original Danish cocktail chairs that we have restored and reupholstered.  The other eight chairs are from our new larger range of cocktail chair. ‘The Reloved Cocktail Chair’. These are handmade from scratch and are more suited to today’s physique!

All chairs have been upholstered using fabrics from Kirkby Design’s Underground velvet collection and their arcade range – geometric designs inspired by retro computer games.

The underground collection has been taken from London Transport Museum’s archive. This means you could be sitting on a chair upholstered in a design that would have appeared on tube lines in the 60’s, trains from the 70’s and post-war buses.

So when you next pop in to The Palace Hotel, take a pew in The Refuge. Wow your friends with your knowledge of fabric from London’s transport system!

We love both these retro styles. They look amazing in the grand surroundings of The Refuge.If you are looking at getting your own cocktail chair in either the underground velvet or arcade range.  Give us a call or email for more information.

If retro pattern isn’t your bag. We have a huge range of upholstery fabrics to suit all taste.  Have a look around and see what takes your fancy.

Prices start from: £625