Fashion-conscious furniture that’s seriously statement making

Sasha Bikoff repurposes Hermès scarves, Roberto Cavalli silk prints and floral Gucci fabrics into one-of-a-kind furnishings

Billy Baldwin stool in Hermès Plumes et Grelots silk, $2,250
Billy Baldwin stool in Hermès Plumes et Grelots silk, $2,250

Hermès scarves, Roberto Cavalli silk prints and floral Gucci fabrics are among the vintage textiles reimagined into one-of-a-kind furnishings by New York-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff. Known for her bold use of colour and pattern, Bikoff has created a niche within her design business by incorporating textiles with special sentimental value – your grandmother’s jacket, a favourite dress – and using them to reupholster everything from 19th-century French tufted side chairs ($6,500) to Billy Baldwin stools (from $2,250).

Oscar de la Renta cashmere-backed Louis XVI-style armchair with rare vintage Hermès silk scarf seat cushion, $8,000
Oscar de la Renta cashmere-backed Louis XVI-style armchair with rare vintage Hermès silk scarf seat cushion, $8,000

Recent commissions have included a pair of yellow Oscar de la Renta cashmere-backed fauteuil chairs ($8,000) with rare Hermès silk scarf seat cushions; an Adrian Pearsall high-back chair ($8,000) covered in a brilliant purple Dolce & Gabbana print; an antique gilded French chaise ($10,500) swathed in a slate-blue Oscar de la Renta print; and rare 18th-century French tufted chairs ($7,650) covered in a striking Alexander McQueen floral print.

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Cushions (from $1,250) also use limited edition Hermès silk scarves for statement making on a smaller scale. Graphic Piero Fornasetti pillows ($1,000 per pair) are a common request, and all pieces can be backed in cashmere, velvet or linen, and further embellished with tassels or metallic fringing.

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