The development of craftsmanship
After the first successful first renovation, Thierry Perrodou started his second club chair. This one was a club chair with gendarme hat. It was an old vintage seat, the armchair was dating back to the 1930s. At first glance, this poor chair did not look as he had managed to find in a barn watch, completely covered with dust and straw. There was even a nest of pigeons on the seat! The leather of this poor club chair with a gendarme hat was extremely damaged. The artisan Thierry Perrodou had to remake this armchair club entirely. The renovation took him very long. He had to tighten no-sag straps and springs. Then he made padding armrests and armrests with vegetable hair. The padding of the cushion, which he had to make in new leather, was partly made of feathers. Then he skated the old-fashioned leather, of a beautiful brown cognac color. The club chair with gendarme hat was completely restored.
Renovation and restoration on request
But it is not just old club chairs, old club sofas and vintage furniture that Thierry Perrodou buys and renovates with the aim of reselling them afterwards. Indeed, this quality craftsman also takes care of your armchairs club and any other armchair, sofa etc., when they are made of leather. Because the know-how of the leather workshop - Brittany, as its name indicates, is the work of leather: leather furniture. Often, people have an old old club chair in their home. This vintage furniture has, in many cases, already seen better days: Old leather is damaged, cracked, even broken. The seat is no longer comfortable, perhaps even the springs stand out or the vegetable horsehair padding is visible. The straps hang, the springs have become soft. Then, they come to the leather workshop - Brittany, where he is breathed new life: Thierry Perrodou inspects the club chair, he judges whether the old leather can be saved or not. In all cases, the leather armchair will be laid bare, up to the wooden frame. Then the craftsman replaces the springs with springs no-sag or nosag, as well as the straps. These can be tightened to ensure a firmer footing. Then, it is with the vegetable hair padding that it proceeds. Everything is done the old way, Thierry Perrodou even tries to reuse the old brass nails! Often the leather of the cushion of the seat is too damaged, just like the leather of the armrests. So we have to replace it. In the leather workshop only cowhide leather is used, as this leather is more robust. This guarantees a longer life for the club chair. All at the end, the new leather is colored like the old leather. Thus, the club chair regains its appearance and original appearance while being completely renovated and restored.
In the end, the old club armchair returns to its full splendor of its original era : Whether it is the 1920s, the 1930s, the 1940s or the 1950s. So, this beautiful vintage furniture becomes, or becomes again, the flagship room of the show.
Just ask for a quote Free of charge to Thierry Perrodou of the leather workshop - Brittany for the price of such a renovation.