SECOND TIME AROUND
TAKE A SEAT: CHAIRLOOM BRINGS ITS UPSCALE, UPCYCLED FURNISHINGS TO KENNETT SQUARE.
Take a seat: Chairloom brings its upscale, upcycled furnishings to Kennett Square.
Imagine being able to give your favorite furniture a second life—a cooler, more contemporary life. Molly Andrews Burke, owner and creative director of Chairloom, does just that. “What makes a piece of furniture perfect for reupholstering is good bones,” says Burke. “It has to have a good quality frame and feature an interesting shape.” The furniture guru works with an array of textiles (think Utopia Goods, Katie Ridder, Eskayel, and more) to repurpose sofas, tables, porch swings, ottomans, and, her favorite, chairs. “I love when people bring us a textile from a foreign country, or a family heirloom with an interesting history.”
Chairloom has a lot to celebrate. Last September, they opened a second location (the original is in Ardmore) at Works, Kennett Square’s new lifestyle co-op shop. “Kennett has helped us achieve a pop-up shop away from home, and now allows us to brand a second space to have a life of its own,” says Burke. The Chairloom team is collaborating with House of Hackney, a London-based textile company, on a vintage and custom furniture display at Bergdorf Goodman in March. Says Burke, “We’re looking forward to seeing what doors open now that we will be making more of our own vintageinspired pieces.” 432 S. Walnut St., Kennett Square, 484-732-8586; chairloom.com
“I LOVE WHEN PEOPLE BRING US A TEXTILE FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY OR A FAMILY HEIRLOOM WITH AN INTERESTING HISTORY.” — MOLLY ANDREWS BURKE
Chairloom joins a host of other high- end names in fashion, home décor, and vintage pieces at Kennett Square’s new one- stop shop, Works.