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.
Although I’d say this is a more winter type chair it will sit cool in your home. Wool is cool in the heat and warm in the winter. Also, isn’t it a good idea to get all your reupholstery done now, in the summer, while we are traditionally quieter, it’s easier to move furniture around too – fewer draughts and muddy feet.
These were extremely popular in the early 1900’s, therefore, we see a lot of them. A sofa that can turn into a chaise long and an occasional bed. The arm has a substantial metal mechanism to ‘drop’ the arm.
The quality of build is extremely robust, I know this from experience as I have owned one for over twenty years. Mine has moved house at least three times and has lived in the lounge, hall, bedroom, holiday cottage and now sits in the kitchen. Kids have used it as a climbing frame and I sat on it last night – it’s in perfect condition. A 100-year-old sofa – Truly amazing.
We often talk here about the value of buying older quality furniture and restoring it to your style and taste.
This 1930’s Fluted back sofa is a perfect example. With a matching pair of chairs.
Our customer selected the combination of carved and plain high-quality velore to create a stunning one-off showpiece that you can sit on and look at to enjoy. And of course, if you were to order a new version of this quality the total investment will be about double.
Drivers seat at the top – is that the correct expression?? – Captain maybe 🙂 And a bench seat for the passengers.
Above is a caravan set. The set was bespoke made to fit the caravan but was free standing (not fixed). Our customer wanted the chair to be boosted with a new medium/firm foam cushion and we heavily wrapped the foam cushion in a fibre Dacron to produce a soft touch but firm comfortable feel.
The whole set was removed and reupholstered in a modern stain resistant high-quality upholstery grade fabric. It looks smart and modern and will withstand the holiday caravan use for many years.
A customer chose a really fresh choice of fabric colour-way with a matching braid. These classics look beautiful in any home setting, modern or traditional. Not only beautifully made but they are surprisingly heavy. Try picking one up, you’ll get a bit of a shock! Oh and i love the colours!
Running a commercial business with upholstered units in-place you need to restore / repair / reupholster fast. We reupholster a lot of the Toby Carvery restaurants (mmm yum) and many pubs and hotels in the North East and Yorkshire.
Here is a fast turn around for a doctors office – returned within 36 hours. Removed and reupholstered in a high quality vinyl during a staff training day. Great looking design too.
Leather Chairs and Leather Sofa’s are Regular Visitors to our Workshop.
As leather chairs and sofa’s can be expensive to buy it is cost effective to repair, restore and reupholster. This pair of large very contemporary leather chairs came in to be revitalised. We took the opportunity to complete one first and took a Before and After photo.
Professional and Long-Lasting Quality Reupholstery for the Commercial Business; Pub, Bar and Restaurant Work
We work for ‘Toby Carvery’ through the North East and many of our amazing Pubs, Bars, Hotels and Restaurants. Commercial work is completed as and when required to fit with the business schedules. Nearly all jobs will need to be uplifted to our workshop and in some cases we can provide loan chairs – for a hotel for example so you can keep on trading.
Here is an example of a restaurant where the designer included some upholstered button back walls – quite effective.
Originally upholstered in leather we reupholstered this lovely set of study or library sofa and two chairs. The chairs are of a different style and the padding is firm for this type of seating.
We are reupholstery experts with now 30 years experience, Offering simple repairs, domestic reupholstery and commercial reupholstery contracts. Based in Darlington we cover North East England and North Yorkshire.
Are you thinking of re-upholstering a chair or sofa, restoring an antique or reinventing a historic find?
The quality of older furniture frames and structure is far better than most modern sofas and chairs. Restored and upholstered professionally an older chair or sofa will outlast most modern version and of course be so much more unique, hold its value and also you will find the proportions a little more generous.
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Reupholstery quotes are available in the North East and North Yorkshire.
We are based in Darlington and provide reupholstery services and repairs in Darlington, up to and including Newcastle and all of the North Yorkshire area. Including Barnard Castle, Leyburn, Durham, Middlesbrough, Stokesley, Sunderland etc. Other areas, please contact us.