Among our latest collection of restored, vintage furniture pieces is this beautiful rocking chair, updated with our brand new Chic Blotch Damask fabric. Each item is a one-of-a-kind piece and a potential family heirloom. Our restored furniture turns over very quickly so it's worth visiting our Glasgow and London shops to see which new pieces are on display. Check out some more of our previous restoration favourites http://pinterest.com/tbeasties/furniture/.
For customers seeking a truly, unique item that cannot be found on the High Street, our restored furniture pieces are well worth a look.
“I started this project really as an excuse to keep going to auctions, because I’ve no more room left in my own house,” Paul Simmons, Designer/Company Owner.
Quirky finds are transformed at the Timorous Beasties Studio and re-upholstered with Timorous Beasties fabrics. Often, as is the case with this current footstool, they are upholstered with custom, hand-printed fabrics. Pieces vary from week to week and have included a beautiful chaise lounges and a restored Edwardian screen as well as armchairs, dining room chairs and stools. These one-of-a-kind pieces can be bought from the Timorous Beasties stores in Glasgow and London.
For the refurbishment of the iconic National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, we were commissioned to design a range of home accessories. The portraits themselves provided the inspiration for a collection featuring Scottish monarchs and other famous Scottish figureheads. Rather than re-produce the various portraits ‘straight-up’, parts of the paintings were cropped and enlarged, revealing only sections of the portraits and in some cases only hinting at the famous identity.
“A friend of mine once said she recognised someone on the London Underground from seeing their hand holding onto the carriage rail, and I liked the idea of not being able to see the whole portrait, but being able to guess who it was from a small section.” Paul Simmons, Designer.
Within the beautifully, quirky collection is ‘Well Spotted’ - a contemporary spot design with portrait details contained within random spots that give classic paintings a mid-century design twist. Other designs have an irreverent touch – a portrait of Mary Queen of Scots with a red serrated edge along her neckline, and a ‘Bonnie’-fied, Bonnie Prince Charlie portrait using his medals and medallions as borders and details within the design.