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Suede for Vittsjo laptop table

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I needed a console table for my entry hall in Milan and the Vittsjo laptop table was the right size. The keyboard shelf was perfect for keys and entryway clutter and the pure lines looked nice with a lamp whose design is attributed to Giò Ponti. However, the look of the glass was not rich enough.

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At a local remnant shop, I found a piece of kid suede that was too small. I patched it together using the zig-zag stitch on a normal sewing machine. I lay the glass on the suede, which I taped to the glass with masking tape, turned the whole thing over and slotted it back into the table. It took twenty-minutes–tops–and was very satisfying. Now I’m debating about painting the table and shelf. Any color suggestions from readers?

~ Madeleine