CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY ART
“Everyone deserves to have at least one comfortable chair in their life!”
(Kerri Hollingsworth, an-ti-quate 2019)
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’s team are submitting three ottomans covered in exotic felt and embellished with weaving. Each of the three ottomans is being treated differently according to the artist’s interpretation.
For those of you in the furniture and interior design industry, an-ti-quate can sometimes be found at the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF), which is where I met Kerri. For the website to the Australian International Furniture Fair click on the link below.
For the latest shenanigans from Kerri Hollingsworth’s an-ti-quate (Custom Upholstery Art), click on the an-ti-quate website link below.