Words by Dave Clements in response to Upholstery Installation Workshop by Second Sitters

Dave Clements

Second Sitters

Second Sitters are
in their workshop in Hackney:
‘Rip down a chair that’s
two hundred years old or so
and expose those things
that are underneath like the
coconut fibre,
the hair, the string and stitching.’

‘It still has to make
some kind of sense’ says Hannah.

‘You still have to learn
your craft [but] I’m not doing
anyone’s sofa
ever again’ spits out Jude.

@Tent in Shoreditch
the critics agree
… ‘keeping traditional skills
alive in new ways’ …
… ‘love the conceptual
twist on traditional crafts’ …

Tacking, caning and lashing
‘Three rows of blind, one of top’

Click here to view the design that inspired this piece of writing.

Writer: daveclements.net / @daveclementsltd
Designer: secondsitters.co.uk
Illustrator: Assa Ariyoshi