Custom Upholstery Art
“Everyone deserves to have at least one
comfortable chair in their life!”
Kerri Hollingsworth, Antiquate
Nestled in the foothills of the Cathedral Ranges, in Country Victoria, on a small farm lays a shed. The unsuspecting workshop of Kerri Hollingsworth’s custom upholstery art project, ‘An-ti-quate’. The
Kerri is a very down to earth, warm-hearted individual, who through natural charm and genuine kindness reaches out and makes you feel comfortable in her presence. Before an-ti-quate, Kerri was cabin crew for domestic and international airlines, in the air for some ten years.
Kerri is currently working on a client order for recliner chairs. The chairs, in homage to friends and relatives passed, have been requested to represent passed individual’s story. The story is told in materials and imagery based on their loved one’s life journey. The back of the chairs (can be seen above) is like a canvas where the treatment is woven depicting symbology drawn from discussions while researching the passed person. Kerri has managed to create highly individual treatments to the upholstery, which is a signature of Kerri’s work.
A collaborative exhibition is also in the making (pictured above). This time Kerri Hollingsworth,
For those of you in the furniture and interior design industry an-ti-quate can be found at the Australian International Furniture Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from the 18 – 21 July 2019. www.aiff.net.au