How to care for Danish Cord chairs
Friday 10th May 2013
Danish cord is a process where specially manufactured paper fibre cord is woven to create a comfortable and extremely durable seat. The effect is understated and elegant. We received this letter recently:
Dear Mr Molton,
When you invest in quality furniture, the upkeep should be minimal. But when you do get around to having your chairs restrung, make sure you go to a true craftsman - they'll look like new and be ready for the next generation.
I found a family-run workshop in Dorset which seems like the real deal. They will re-string the entire seat, for upwards of £70 per chair. Not bad if you get another 50 years out of them.
The website is http://www.formerglory.co.uk/danish-cord.html. If you do get in touch with Kim or Tim, please do let me know how it works out. Maybe I’ll take a trip down to the glorious New Forest just to check them out...
All the very best,