Yet one day while perusing for furnishings in a national furniture chain, Robinson found herself ogling over a display chair that was covered in an eclectic patchwork of fabric. “I looked at that chair and the light switch inside of me flipped on. I looked it and knew that not only could I replicate it, but that I could make one that was even better. At that moment I knew that I had found my second calling in life,” exclaims Robinson.
Robinson begins the process by searching for older chairs that may look ratty and beat up on the outside but that have great structure and architectural design on the inside. She then tears them down to their bare bones and begins the process or rebuilding them, one arm, one leg and one piece of fabric at a time. Using her uncanny ability to piece together unique pattern, color and texture combinations, Robinson literally creates a work of art with every chair. “My mind constantly races with ideas, colors and shapes. I want each chair to have a life of its own; to be the perfect combination of elegant, funky and fun so that it will truly make you happy every time you look at it or sit in it.”
By combining designs such as human-sized fabric cut outs of trees and flowers with fabrics such as faux fur, polka dots, stripes, and feathers, each chair is a true masterpiece and the centerpiece of any home. Says one happy customer, “Shawna’s Happy Chairs are absolutely gorgeous and famously fun. There is not a day that goes by when I don’t look at my own and thank the heavens that I found Shawna. Her chairs are truly and amazing and I can’t wait to watch her as she conquers the design world!”
“People love color and fun, but aren’t always sure how to bring it into their homes. That is what I’m here for; to make your home beautiful while also making you smile,” says Robinson.