Earlier in the year we launched our first signature collection of Bute Wool Cocktail Chairs in seven bold block colours.
Bute Fabrics are based on the Isle of Bute off the west coast of Scotland and are manufacturers of wool and wool-rich upholstery fabrics. The Bute Wool mono-colour collection was introduced for those who prefer simpler styling, choosing to add pattern through soft furnishings. Soft summery shades of Menthol Mint, Quince Yellow and Squash Orange sit alongside a darker base palette of Carbon Charcoal, Thunder Sky Grey, Iris Purple and Monsoon Teal for a range suited to any colour scheme.
All our vintage cocktail chairs are fully stripped of all old fillings, and are fully restored using a mix of traditional and modern methods by our Long Eaton based team.
Priced at £625 each you can view the whole range available online here.
I’m pleased to announce my collaboration with multi-award winning wallpaper and textiles designer, Abigail Borg, to unveil ‘The Botanical Collection’ – a three-piece range of cocktail chairs characterised by beautiful, illustrative botanical fabrics.
After being heavily influenced by some of the original painterly floral fabrics I uncovered whilst stripping down my vintage cocktail chairs, I realised how beautiful a more modern floral design could look. I decided that botanical illustrated designs would look fantastic, and Abigail’s stunning prints are the perfect fit for this style of chair. The colouring and style of her hand-drawn designs are so in keeping with the latest trend for floral prints, yet still hint back to the mid-century era.
Above – ‘Polka Polka’
Above – Hello Yarrow
Above – ‘Laburnum’
The Hello Yarrow cocktail chair is wonderfully reminiscent of an enchanting summer meadow featuring a medley of Cornflowers, Skimmi and Yarrow set against a soft teal backdrop. Offering a fresh floral injection for any room, the creamier cocktail chair displays luxurious Laburnum tumbling around Rhododendrons and raspberry Pom-Pom Dahlias. Zesty accents come into play for the Polka Polka chair, sporting vibrant yellow piping and a bold Bougainvillea design trailing around Red Hot Polkas on a twilight black fabric.
This latest collaboration is both trendy and timeless, echoing our ability to modernise a classic chair with Abigail’s digitally printed fabrics – all whilst retaining the original wooden frame. The three botanical patterns are all printed in England on material made from 60% linen and 40% cotton.
The Botanical Cocktail Chairs are priced at £595.00 each and are now available to purchase online at www.florrieandbill.com
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Meet the new addition to the ‘Flocktail‘ Vintage Cocktail Chair Collection for SS15 – ‘Flint’.
With a bold, angular monochrome pattern it certainly makes a statement! The fabric is from the new collection by Flock, and is by designer Gyeongmi Shin. The chairs are all original vintage cocktail chairs, which have been fully restored by our expert upholsterers in Long Eaton, UK. The legs on this model have been completely stripped, and french polished to an ebony colour, to complete the look.
Yellow Bute Wool Chair available here
If you love the monochrome look, Flint is now available to purchase on the website here. You can also view the ‘Lookbook’ to see how to style it here.
Photography: Holly Booth
If you have had your eye on one of our beautiful Flocktail chairs, now is your chance to get £100 off. Simply use the code NEWYEAR100 at checkout on the website. This one off offer is only available until midnight January 15th 2015. See the whole range here.
I am delighted to announce that lifestyle store Search & Rescue London are now stocking the Florrie+Bill Flocktail chairs. Search & Rescue is situated in Stoke Newington, London, and stocks a wide range of vintage furniture, homewares and gifts. It has the most fabulous atmosphere and the Flocktails look great against the backdrop of colourful and quirky objects.
If you are in the area why not drop by and view the cocktails chairs in the flesh! They currently have cocktail chairs covered in Flock fabrics ‘Northmore Major’ and ‘Aldgate East Major Mustard’ in stock, but please do ring before visiting as stock may change.
Search & Rescue
129 Stoke Newington Church Street
T: 020 3302 8658
Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
What a fantastic giveaway! I’m running a competition with The Guardian’s OBSERVER Magazine for one lucky person to win a Flocktail chair in Aldgate East Ink, as shown above!
This competition is open until midnight on 4th October 2014 – so get your skates on and get entering here!
Open to UK residents only – please read full terms & conditions of the competition here!
G O O D L U C K !!
During London Design Festival last month, the Florrie+Bill ‘Flocktails’ were on display at the Flock Textiles stand at TENT London.
The ‘Flocktail‘ cocktail chairs are the collaboration between Florrie+Bill and Flock fabrics.
The chairs looked stunning on the stand, and sat at home amongst the current (and new!) Flock fabric designs. The restored cocktail chairs received a whole load of attention, many lovely comments and some new retail orders (…more about those soon!).
The Flocktails are now available to purchase online at www.florrieandbill.com and are available in five different Flock fabric designs.
Flock Directors Jenny Wingfield + Johanna Williams
Above: Flocktail – Northmore Major
Above: Flocktail – Aldgate East Major Mustard