I'm a junior in the Crafts department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Recently, the junior class was invited to make a commissioned piece for the new President of our school, Sean Buffington. Buff-Buff (or Buff-Daddy?) showed us a short slide show on objects in his life, and as nice as generic antiques and mid-century scandanavian furniture is, it's also a bit bland. So instead of pulling my inspiration from one of those objects, I looked to the man himself!
It all started with this chair (shown already half in pieces!) that I found lying in a corridor down by our ceramics studios. I assumed it was trash and dragged it upstairs, where the carnage began!
The cushions were made of this awful blue burlap-ish fabric. There was also foam that had disintigrated into a nasty golden-colored dust inside the armrests.
I wish I had a slightly more in-between picture, but here's the new upholstery! Orange was his favorite color, and I like it with the gray and teal.
Needs more Buff Buff!
That's better. It's now chilling in his office, being creepy and staring at people.