The solid green , and the green stripe fabric are vintage '60 Boris Kroll Fabric.
I was wondering what fabric to use on this chair. A day later, I discovered both fabrics in the attic of our shop, still wrapped in its original 1967 shipping paper !
The golden brown fabric, looks great set against the green. The Brass ball feet have been scrubbed clean, and the wood accents have been oiled. Funked out buttons, and plush brown welt, finish this piece off very nicely !
Own a piece of funky history!!
- A Little info on Boris Kroll-
Boris Kroll was born in Buffalo, graduated from high school there, and went to New York as a young man. A self-taught hand weaver, he developed new upholstery techniques and founded his company in Manhattan in the 1930's.
By the 1980's, his company had come to be considered a major fabric house and a leader in combining advanced weaving technology with an original and enduring color sensibility.
A New York Times reviewer, David L. Shirey, wrote in 1977 that tapestries by Mr. Kroll in an exhibition at Guild Hall in East Hampton were "brilliant in their color combinations and imaginatively original in their patterns."