Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This Overman "Pod" Chair Sat Forlorn And Lonely On Craigslist For One Too Many Days. I Just Couldn't Take It Anymore. Another Orange Overman? Yup. Status: Cleanup In Progress.
I hope to be able to make this available soon, but I'm going to work on cleaning the upholstery first. It's not bad but could be better. Since this is a relatively simple shape, I'm thinking that I might just strip it down and toss it in the washer! Anybody ever tried such a radical move?
I've stripped off upholstery before to repair a busted seam on a couple of other chairs. It's not too
difficult to do so and then "re-skin" the piece, but I've not done so on an Overman Pod chair. I'm
gonna wash in cold and then hang dry so as to not shrink the material. I might even go crazy and try
Ritt dye if, after I clean the upholstery, it's not looking as good as I'm hoping. The sun seems to get
the better of the fabric that Overman chose to use on these chairs and fading is an issue.
The base is in excellent condition though. I've got another one of these out in the Garage that I need
to actually re-upholster completely. It's got a hole in it's blue material. Such a shame. But at least it
was cheap...as was this one. It came bundled with a Herman Miller / Eames upholstered shell armchair
that you might have seen a few days ago in my attempt at artistic tomfoolery. I'll have a full posting on
that particular chair soon.