Bute Wool Vintage Cocktail Chairs

Yellow Bute Wool Vintage Cocktail Chair
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.

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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.

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Introducing ‘The Botanical Collection’ – Restored Vintage Cocktail Chairs – A Collaboration with Abigail Borg

The Botanical Collection from Florrie+Bill

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.

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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

For press enquiries and hi-res imagery please contact Fiona at Peachy PR fiona@peachypr.co.uk. If you are a retailer and would like to discuss stocking our chairs please email amy@florrieandbill.com.

Florrie + Bill X Abigail Borg

Florrie + Bill X Abigail Borg Cocktail ChairsWe are excited to announce that Florrie + Bill have collaborated with multi-award winning wallpaper and textiles designer, Abigail Borg, to unveil the ‘Botanical Collection’ – a range of vintage cocktail chairs characterised by beautiful, illustrative botanical fabrics.

The collection will officially launch on 2nd March 2015.

For further details or for press enquiries please contact fiona@peachypr.co.uk.

The New Flocktail for SS15 – Introducing ‘Flint’

Cocktail Chair Monochrome Flint Florrie and Bill SS15

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.Cocktail Chair Monochrome Flint Florrie and Bill SS15

Cocktail Chair Monochrome Flint Florrie and Bill SS15Yellow Bute Wool Chair available here
Cocktail Chair Monochrome Flint Florrie and Bill SS15

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

More Lovely Vintage Restored Cocktail Chairs from Florrie+Bill

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At Florrie+Bill we LOVE restoring vintage cocktail chairs. We simply cannot get enough of them! The curves, the proportions – the attitude! Yes, although they are small they pack a punch in the style stakes in any room setting – especially when covered in colourful Geometric fabrics from Flock Fabrics and Kirkby Design. Aside from the current ‘Flocktail’ collection, we do offer these in your own choice of fabrics and also work with various Interior Design firms to add customer’s own fabrics to. Just look at some of the examples we have been producing lately! Swoon!

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New Retailer of Flocktail Chairs: Search & Rescue LONDON

photo 2-23I 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.

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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.

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Store details:

Search & Rescue
129 Stoke Newington Church Street
London
N16 0UH

T: 020 3302 8658
E: shop@searchandrescuelondon.co.uk

OPENING TIMES

Mon – Sat: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Observer Magazine Competition: Win a Florrie + Bill cocktail chair

Vintage Cocktail Chair in Flock Aldgate East Ink

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 !!

Flocktails at TENT London – LDF

During London Design Festival last month, the Florrie+Bill ‘Flocktails’ were on display at the Flock Textiles stand at TENT London.

Flock TENT Stand 2014 Flocktails

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.

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Flock Directors Jenny Wingfield + Johanna Williams

Vintage Cocktail Chair in Flock Northmore TENT

Above: Flocktail – Northmore Major

Vintage Cocktail Chair in Flock Aldgate East Mustard TENT

Above: Flocktail – Aldgate East Major Mustard

Ink & Thread, Derby become first official stockist of Florrie+Bill ’Flock-tails’

Vintage Cocktail Chairs by Florrie and Bill Ink and Thread DerbyI am delighted to announce my exclusive ‘Flock-tail’ chairs are to be stocked at Ink & Thread, Derby from August 2014. Ink & Thread will be the first official stockist of these unique chairs – a collaboration between Florrie+Bill and Flock Fabrics.

Consisting of five designs the ‘Flock-tails’ are a collection of restored vintage 1950′s Danish cocktail chairs that feature beautiful textiles from recent graduate surface designers: Cerys Ackland, Lucy Rainbow and Rachel Parker. The sale of the chairs supports new designers with the graduates maintaining their name on their designs – receiving a royalty for every metre of fabric sold/used within the chairs. An ethos that echoes Ink & Thread’s own aims to celebrate British design, support independent producers and selling something different.

The initial ‘Flock-tail’ collection has been carefully curated, with a focus on geometry and colour. All of the designs are digitally printed in the UK on either 100% linen or sumptuous velvets.

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Each vintage chair has been fully stripped back to the hardwood frame and coil sprung seat and has been completely restored. Professionally reupholstered in Long Eaton – using a mix of traditional and modern techniques – they include horsehair stuffed seats with new webbing and foams to add structure to the curved backs and to provide superior comfort and support.

Ink & Thread will be showcasing the ‘Northmore Major by Rachel Parker’ and ‘Aldgate East Minor—Ink by Lucy Rainbow’ in the shop from 2nd August 2104.

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All chairs are priced at £595. Each chair is made specially to order. Due to their original vintage nature chairs may vary slightly in size. Approx. dimensions: H: 74cm x W: 61cm x D: 69cm Seat Height: 46cm.

It is advisable to call the shop beforehand on 01332 383022 to ensure the chairs are still available to view before making a special journey.