Ella’s Kitchen: Big Chair for Big Tastes.
Food company, Ella’s Kitchen, recently had an advertising campaign to showcase how their child foods are specially formulated to deal with youngsters’ sensitive taste buds and as such they required two high chairs to be made, one child sized, the other adult sized.
They came to Specialist Models to bring this concept to life.
A small team collaborated to make this a reality and I was a part of that group. Although it was a very fast turn over, the entire project did seem somewhat cursed with things going awry at almost every stage, but with a bit of persistence and determination, it was completed and delivered bang on time.
My kids couldn’t resist having a go in the chair.
The chair’s surface has been cleaned up to remove the damage that happened during the course of its short life, scratches have been buffed out, dings, dents and large gouges have been filled, sanded and prepped for the top coat.
It was during this stage of the proceedings when the final paint application came to be done that another issue arose – dodgy paint cans – the first exploded on me and the others weren’t so good either, but I battled on. Three months down the line and I’m still finding traces of the stuff all over the place.
One thing that I did want to do, but we didn’t have the time for, was to turn the surface of the steel chair from a smooth finish to a textured wood grain-like finish to match the smaller one that I also had with me. That was a pity really, but the over all effect still looked fine to me.
Here’s the finished chair in a nice little video.