Unite for Union Furniture

Now this gorgeous find is all thanks to a lovely new NZ blog called Fancy! Well worth a look everybody!!

Union furniture offers pieces of character and strength. Designed by Paula Coulthard and Susan Haldane, each individual piece tells a story of New Zealand. Stories of the people; stories of the workplace; stories of the land and sea. Union incorporates found and handmade materials into their new design. We tailor our furniture to work with the character of your enviroment.”

On their blog they reveal every new piece with words to evoke its sense of history and nostalgia. I am a sucker for this type of thing! It is such a welcome relief after the brand spanking new square factory made furniture that we are generally offered!!

THE POST OFFICE CHAIR
Salvaged Mailbags.
Canvas.
Fourth Floor, Auckland Central Post Office.
Trustworthy, Loyal, Years of Service.
Posting…
Papakura,
Dunedin,
Samoa,
Sydney.
Rubberbands
Deposits in Pigeon holes
Stamping, Sorting, Mailing.
THE RURITAI SETTEE
Ruritai,
Sea Song, Sea Shanty
The Captains Story.
The luxury of the Captains Quarters.
Rum
The Establishment and Journeys of the Old Stately Shipping Company.
Portline,Unionline
Maritime.
Naval

THE TAPESTRY CHAIR
His and Her Story.
Post War, Pioneering
The Best Room,
His coat,
Her handbag.
The need to decorate the home when there wasn’t much.
Using what you had, waste nothing.
Make and make do, with the utmost care.
Handcraft,
Patching,
Remnants.
Preserving the past, the memories
Time gone by… and now.
The chair.
Time spent honoring and reflecting.
Past pushing through into present.
The value of age, time and care.
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