About Us

Ardea is the place where art meets upholstery.

My goal is to create beautiful, limited edition chairs with unique fabrics showcasing the work of established and up-and-coming artists.

I believe these handmade chairs can be an alternative canvas, a new way for creatives to show their work and get their art into people’s homes and venues.

In the studio

There are a number of ways designs can be produced, for example, the artist could design a repeat pattern that is printed directly onto a fabric.

Alternatively, the original artwork could be printed onto the fabric as a single image which I then use to upholster the inside back of the chair, like a feature wall.

Because this is a collaboration, it’s vitally important that everyone is happy with the finished design.

All artists continue to own their work and receive a commission from the sale of each piece.

In this way, I hope it’s a win-win situation for everyone and a new way to enjoy art off the wall.

Anna Hill, Owner & Founder

Tools of the trade