Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Recently the artist Amy Trachtenberg has been digging her way through our mountains of foam scraps and retired cushions.  For weeks she's hauled away bags and bags of materials.  She said that the sculpture had to go higher, that the ceiling at the gallery needed to be reached.  We couldn't imagine what she was making.  Finally the monumental sculpture will be revealed at her new show titled Covered in Sky going up this weekend at the at the Luggage Store (June 14 through July 13, 2019).  We deal with piles of used cushion foam daily and it is as an ongoing challenge to keep it from swallowing up our work area.  We cut it up, bag it and send it off to be recycled into carpet padding.  Seeing how the the materials are reconfigured by Amy gives them a magical, if maybe a little ominous, presence.

Standing on One Leg Swallowing the Mountain of Appearances

Steel cart, foam rubber, twine, jute, nylon, leather, plastic belts and shoes

Thursday, May 9, 2019

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2019

One of our favorite rooms at this year's San Francisco Decorator Showcase was the gorgeous Wo-Man Cave designed by Kelly Hola Interiors (photos by John Merkl).  Our eyes were naturally drawn to the array of beautiful pillows which were fabricated by the always amazing Leong Interiors (with inserts by Cushion Works, naturally).  This room was previously a storage space for chairs and bric-a-brac from the neighboring ballroom. The transformation to elegant Wo-Man Cave was amazing.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Curving Wedges

A recent project called for several wedge back cushions to follow the gentle curve of a built in bench. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Recycling Foam

It's time to recycle all of the old cushion foam and off cuts.  These bags contain cut down foam that will go to the foam plant to be shredded, re-bonded, and sliced to make carpet pad.