Saturday, March 19, 2011
The design was based on a line of occasional furniture that I developed starting in 1987 with the finish being a covering of leather or fabric held by nailhead trim. I had a supply of cherry red split leather that I decided to use when I happened to see plush terry cloth towels on sale that exactly matched the color of the heavy suede. The towels were woven in a fretwork design that were particulary attractive as well as a comfortable and practical removable cover for the loose pad. Titled the "Red Bed", it was suitable for either a small dog or a cat. Fabrication was done by my frequent collaborator Hector Alexander, who donated his labor for the worthy cause.