ISSUE 18  |  Japanese Style

Shopper’s Diary: Sit and Read Furniture for Unis

May 07, 2010 3:30 PM

BY Francesca Connolly

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Kyle Garner, owner of mid-century furniture dealer Sit and Read, has collaborated with the fashion company Unis and produced a line of one-off pieces upholstered in high-quality Unis fabric remnants (corduroys, felted wools, suiting fabrics). See the restored pieces, along with vintage objects and housewares, at the Unis shop; 226 Elizabeth Street in Nolita NYC.

Above: White fiberglass Eames Shell Chairs, reupholstered in felted wool; $1,500 for the pair.

Above: Saarinen Chair upholstered in Unis navy and gray corduroy; $450.

Above: Late 1800s American ebonized walnut arm chair upholstered in plaid suiting fabric.