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Modern Furniture Repair

Modern Furniture Repair

We cherish modern furniture as we do fine antiques. But unlike surviving antiques, many modern classics haven't stood the trials of time. Some of them, although brilliantly designed, were poorly engineered. We can restore your modern furniture to its original form, as close to the original construction as humanly possible. In many cases, we can expertly and imperceptibly remedy design flaws, helping to assure trouble-free enjoyment of your treasure for many more years to come. The choice is yours. Read on ...................... Continue


Modern Furniture Reupholstery

Modern Furniture Reupholstery


Our meticulous craftsmen reupholster furniture as originally designed, often with hand-sewn leather or fabric seams. We replace original hard to get materials matching originals, including rubber webbing for chair bottoms, natural latex rubber used in the 1950's, and smooth, glossy full grain aniline-dyed leather popular in the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's.  Another Olek specialty is custom finishing of new leather to match  Art Deco Period leather. Olek furnishes new unfinished leather, and then dyes, stains, distresses and finishes the new  leather to match leather found on circa 1920's Art Deco furniture. We can also recover modern furniture with pristine unused vintage fabrics for truly one-of-a-kind unique pieces, that are not available anywhere else, using  "dead-stock" '60's-'70's Danish and German inventories of fabrics...................... Continue


Modern Furniture Refinishing

Modern Furniture Refinishing


We refinish modern furniture with failing finishes that can not be conserved or refurbished. We work with lacquer, French Polish, Oil and Wax finishes, as well as polyester, commonly used in pianos today. Although generally considered impossible to strip, polyester can be reliably stripped and refinished by proprietary techniques developed in Olek's workshop. Early polyester finishes of the 1950's and 1960's often becomes brittle and checks or "alligators" badly, leaving chips in the finish, and is appropriate to strip. We also refurbish fiberglass, and touch up minor damages............. Continue


Vitra Eames Lounge Repair

Eames Lounge Repair


Eames Lounge Chairs epitomize modern design and luxury, bringing dissimilar materials together in beautiful form. This is certainly a piece worth restoring. Unfortunately, the way these dissimilar materials were brought together constitutes a time bomb that often causes catastrophic damage to the chair, sometimes within just a few years. Now you know why your warrantee was shortened to 3 yrs. from the usual 15 years for a a fine Herman Miller or Vitra piece of furniture.) The pieces suddenly separate at the shock mounts, dropping the occupant backward, causing the plywood on the opposite side to rip apart. We have devised and proven a proprietary solution, which we warrant for 15 years. It defuses the time bomb, and shifts the risk of failure to us. Not even the most knowledgeable expert can see the internal change we made that guarantees your continued enjoyment of this iconic modern chair...... Continue

 

Vitra Eames Lounge Repair

Reupholstery Eames Chairs


Olek can reupholster the Eames lounge chair in an aniline-dyed, black top-grain leather, with smooth texture and glossy finish -- like the vintage leather originally used. We replace padding or supplement down feathers if used in the pre-1965 Series I Lounges, and reuse the back plastic shell of the cushions and grommets, and zippers if in good condition....... Continue

 

LCM, LCW, DCM chair repair

DCM, DCW, LCW Repair


The old neoprene or polyurethane rubber and steel shock mounts oxidize and become brittle internally, and separate from the chair backs first, with the seats following not too long afterward. The remnants of the shocks must be carefully removed, and the underlying wood surface carefully repaired. We replace the shock mounts with our proprietary shock mounts, appearing identical to the originals. The cost of the replacements is $320 for the entire chair, or $220 for the back alone. Our repairs carry a 15 year warranty against loosening. You can ship the back shells or seat shells to us in a box, and we can repair and ship back to you at additional cost, or using your account........ Continue

 

Olek Lejbzon Shopping Site

Olek Shopping Site


Olek manufactures parts for vintage Herman Miller Eames Lounge, Aluminum Group, and other chairs from the 1950's and 1960's. We precisely match the original designs, and warranty our products. Our parts use the same materials, are heat treated and hardened, even patinated as the originals were made......... Continue