October 13, 2011
Sarah Bonallo is a British artist known throughout the world of art and design as the ‘chair genius’. Sarah creates vintage furniture resuscitated using traditional techniques and fantasy finishes.
Each piece of furniture in Sarah’s collections is achieved using time-honoured upholstery techniques, stitched by hand and stuffed with animal hair. Each of Sarah’s chairs take on their own character as the artist literally turns old furniture into contemporary sculptural pieces.
Having studied in Paris, France has been a constant source of inspiration for Sarah Bonallo, particularly the Cote d’Azur, where, even in winter, the sun always shines. Talking exclusively to Facconable, Ms Bonallo told us how she has been inspired by much of France, but particularly the Cote d’Azur.
“Being at the seaside in France reminds me a lot of images: the melancholy charm of a solitary walk to the Cote d’Opal in winter or making memories in pretty coves of southern Brittany, but the beauty and allure of the French Riviera are second to none,” Sarah said.
This summer, Sarah Bonallo launched ‘The Captain’s Chair’. This navy blue chair has been traditionally upholstered and pin-stuffed by hand, using pure Yorkshire wool and cashmere.