Cynthia & Chris are husband & wife designers who salvaged a store of vintage Eames shells from an auditorium fire and set to refinish them by hand. Rather than just return them to an impractical and ultimately inauthentic "vintage" state, C&C decided to paint them.
For the first one, they adapted a pattern from a traditional Javanese batik, painted with oil-based metallic copper. Then they mounted it on a modern wire rocker base. It's a wedding present, but there are more to come. For details on the how-to of the project, check out design*sponge, and stay tuned to C&C's blog to see the rest of the chairs as they roll out.