Just finished restoring this Parker Knoll chair and it looks amazing! The frame has been polished, the springing restored, and the cushions have been reupholstered to give it a fresh and stylish look. Can’t wait to see it in its new home!
We had the pleasure of working on a 1960s sofa that was inherited by our customer from his grandmother. We re-made the seat cushions with new foams and gave it a fresh new look by changing the original stretchy orange fabric to a nice cream Ross Fabrics Aquaclean. It’s amazing how a simple change in colour can make such a big difference! The cream fabric makes a beautiful contrast against the historic sofa and gives it a stylish and modern look. We love being a part of preserving family heirlooms like this one.
An Ercol chair we reupholstered in a Linwood purple velvet fabric, replaced foam back and seat cushions and tightened the original under-seat webbing. Looking perfect for another generation.
See the original beige fabric and cushions for your interest. Ercol chair and sofa restoration and reupholstery specialist.
1960’s retro sofa with two matching chairs. Upholstered in a blue Wemyss fabric. All the wood was stripped back and waxed. More fabrics to browse on our fabrics page. Our customer bought the sofa and chair set some years ago second hand. Stored it for a long time, then decided to have it restored and reupholstered. We are glad to see a historic design icon saved to serve for many years in the future. A side note: If you look for a new equivalent to this style of sofa and of this bespoke quality you will need some thousands of pounds. This is a restored original.
Thank you to our customer to allow a few photos at delivery – they look stunning. Now living in the West End of Darlington.
Egg Chair by Greaves & Thomas.
A 1960s design classic. Reupholstered in Linwood Tweed Herringbone, sage green.
Greaves & Thomas created high-end designer furniture for the British market. Greaves & Thomas was a London based company with a history dating back to the early 1900s. In the early years, the company specialised in lounge furniture and upholstery.
We have just delivered this lovely Sofa that we reupholstered in Linwood Omega Velvet. The result is quite stunning and the fabric so lovely to the touch.
Very much appreciated.
How lovely it was to come down this a.m and see her sitting in the place she had occupied since 1970. We are quite overwhelmed. An absolutely incredible transformation. Barry’s experience is second to none. The frame adjustments have given a new comfort and her new dress is stunning. Jo from our first meeting, I knew we were in good hands. Your warmth and lovely manner is very special. Thank you.
A Parker Knoll wing chair reupholstered in Linwood Fabrics, Omega Italian Velvet.
These dining chairs were reupholstered in white grained leather as requested by the customer. Previously upholstered in the cloth – see the original image below. We use only the finest Scottish leather, it looks amazing, feels fantastic and smells really lovely. The quality of these hides is way better than most manufactured leather furniture. The leather is 4mm thick so will take generations of use. They were boardroom chairs owned by the customer. We transformed into white for the dining room.
At first glance, you may be forgiven for thinking this is just an old dated dining chair. Look at the frame, particularly the curved and jointed front curve of the arms, the sheen of the varnish. This is a quality designer chair. Reupholstered in a high-grade Scottish leather it took two hides to complete the set of six. Now an upgraded design piece that will sit well in a modern or contemporary home.
Yes, this sofa is sixty years old. Made in the fab 1960s and purchased second-hand many years ago by our customer. Should they restore it or not was the question. They are so glad they did – delighted.
It is lovely and a design classic that will appreciate in value as an original retro classic.