Timeless Deckchairs, Stylish Deck Chairs – The Edwardian Deck Chair
Stylish Deck Chairs
Here at the Stripes Company we offer new Old Style Deck Chairs which we cover from ‘canopy’ top to ‘footstool’ toe in any of our wonderful deckchair fabrics. In addition we trim the canopies with pompoms from our range of bobble fringes, if desired.
The chairs are in the style of Edwardian deckchairs from days gone by
Antique Deck Chairs
However some of our enterprising customers restore and recover their own antique deck chairs. Furthermore, they buy the deckchair fabric from The Stripes Company and recover the chairs themselves.
If there was ever an enduring image of Beach Life UK, it has to be the one of Blackpool’s iconic deckchairs in rows on the pier, or on the beach with windbreaks, the knotted handkerchiefs/ braces combo and the Tower in the background….
Having been given the opportunity to purchase ALL Blackpool’s deckchairs, (arguably the best and most famous in the world) the stipulation was to move them quickly. We had just a week to find a new home for them and organise the move.
The design of a deckchair was originally based on campaign furniture – the type of which could be folded (flat packed!) and transported by armies across continents.
There is no easy way to move 6000 deckchairs from a massive pile into waiting trucks, except single handling by an army of ants. However, due to the shortage of ants in a Blackpool Council depot, we had to elicit the services of 14 strong men, two lorries, two full Saturdays and 8 return trips from Blackpool to South Cheshire.
Not to mention the catering requirements of vast quantities of fish and chips for the workers whilst reclining in deckchairs for their lunch breaks.
Now safely ensconced, the hiring process is now underway for sending and collecting deckchairs anywhere within mainland UK.
All chairs remain in original condition except for the metalware on each chair, which will be replaced for safety. We expect that chair maintenance and cleaning will be a continual process, but with many spare parts and a great team, we will be able to undertake this task.
So if you are organising a party no matter how large or small, we will be able to assist in some way. See Heritage Deckchair Hire or call 01244 336387
If you would like to purchase one of our iconic deckchairs, please give us a call, we would wish to make these available and accessible as part of our great heritage.
If you have visions of your event or fundraiser being controlled by a man in a flat cap issuing tickets with an original machine, we may be able to fix that too!
At Deckchairstripes we are all excited about the launch of our new and exclusive 100% cotton sateen cushions, which have been inspired from glamorous days gone by. There are eight enchanting vintage designs to choose between including: vintage sandcastles, vintage fairground, vintage ladies tennis, vintage travel, pinup girls and our very popular vintage penny farthing. Each cushion design has different complimentary stripes on the back of the cushion
It’s less than a month till Christmas and yet before long we’ll be thinking of summer. No sooner will we have given our Christmas presents than Easter eggs will be on the shelves!
In these dark dreary months we all need to daydream… can’t help dreaming of summer lazing in the deckchair. Have a look at our lovely deckchairs and beach accessories thinking of those glorious sunny days ahead.
And for those of you who are lucky enough to be heading for sunnier climes this Christmas have a look around at the colours that inspire you. Maybe you’ll find them in one of our stripes.
For those of you who prefer the ‘Retro’ look of days gone by we can cover our Deckchairs with any of our vintage look deckchair fabrics for you. These will appeal to those of you who want a fifties feel to your covers instead of more modern interpretations, but with brand new canvas.
If you have an existing traditional wooden folding deckchair that needs recovering and would like to recover it yourself with a vintage look, you will need 1.5 metres of fabric and a pack of upholstery nails – select from our Vintage Deckchair Canvas range
We have some lovely bobble fringes which you can trim a deckchair canopy with if your deckchair has one!
Sometimes we come across one-off individual and historic deckchairs which we are unable to sell on the website because they are unrepeatable and often very rare. We restore them (but not too much because the age is part of the charm) and will offer them here.
We are offering three rocking deckchairs from c. 1930 which are stamped ‘Castle Woodcrafts Helmsley (York)’. They are in excellent condition and very capacious with curving arms and fold easily for storage.
The workmanship and colour of the wood is beautiful. The chair pictured is covered in Shooting Deckchair canvas, but it may be covered in any of our stripes of your choice.
Price is £195.00 each
If interested, please call us to discuss your individual requirements 0845 500 1 005