This piece was originally covered in a pale purple floral fabric. Four sections were used to create the top and one piece for the bottom.
Trim was added to the edges.
Pieces of card board were covered with fabric and were used as buttons.
The piece was finished with the top section, which used the same methods as the base.
The original chair was a modern black covered IKEA chair. The chair was taken apart and more padding was added around the top.
Green Velvet fabric replaced the black fabric and green trim was sewn on the edges.
Both chairs were completed at the same time.
Assistant Properties Master
Titanic the Musical
The Pennsylvania State University
Scenic Designer: Daniel Robinson
Properties Master: Dominique Coughlin
Titanic the Musical was one of the most prop heavy shows done at Penn State University. Working as the assistant props master I helped create and oversee more than 350 props.
We had a 7 week build period, for which I was working 25+ hours a week. During this time we were reupholstering 3 furniture pieces, sewing 14 chair slips, researching and printing tickets, passports, and signs, set dressing the 1st class dining tables and placing the White Star Line logo on every plate, dish, bowl, and glass, designing a template for 22 lifejackets to be made, finding a grand piano to use as well as other instruments, creating tables and benches, finding 18 matching chairs, and creating many other hand props.
Through this experience I was able to learn how to be a props master and improve my sewing skills and photoshop techniques.