Hungarian Mangle Sack Chair by Kelly Swallow

Hungarian Mangel Sack Chair by Kelly Swallow

I did a post on the vintage chairs by Kelly Swallow a few weeks ago, which you can read here. I was so impressed by her beautiful patchwork chairs and the way in which each one of her creations takes an old chair that is full of history and breathes new life into using the latest designer fabric ranges. The colours are amazing and make them perfect for the current trend we are seeing for bright, bold and even clashing colours.

Hungarian Mangel Sack Chair by Kelly Swallow

But I was equally impressed when Kelly got in touch to let me know about her newest chair. Whilst very different from the colourful patchwork chairs, this fantastic vintage wing-back  buttoned chair covered in art-deco Hungarian mangle cloths possesses the same sense of history and intrigue about it, only in a far more subtle way.

Hungarian Mangel Sack Chair by Kelly Swallow

Telling the story behind the new chairs, Kelly says: “These cloths were used to protect garments and sheets when being pressed and squeezed through a mangle. They were made to accept a lot of wear and tear. Often they are found in sets of 3 identical cloths, as a set of 3 seemed to be a typical wedding present when mangles were still in use. These cloths I used here are beautifully embroidered with the name and initials and I have included the darns, patches and embroidery to show the history and story of the fabric. I also mixed up the stripes for added interest.”

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