Among the lily pads upholstered children's chair, designed to appeal to older children.

All our Playful Chairs are bespoke and made to order.  A 50% deposit is required to proceed with your order.

“The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.”

― Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies

This chair appeals to older children (and adults) who appreciate the three-dimensional stumpwork embroidery that is such an unusual feature of this little collector’s chair.  Each item (ladybirds, dragonflies, butterflies, frogs and small fish) can be removed and replaced. Some are made as small stuffed items, such as the little fish and frogs.  Others are poised on the ends of short fabric-covered supports which slide into gaps left in the appliquéd elements, such as the lily-pads.  Once in place, they appear to hover or settle lightly on their background. The base decoration is appliqué and provides the fixed background against which the repositionable elements can be placed.  Choose your favourite pond inhabitants and we will do our best to recreate them for you in shimmering threads and bright silks.   This design is for the connoisseur and less suitable for robust play. However, take the delicate embroideries out for safe-keeping and this upholstered children’s chair can withstand the bounciest small visitor.