I recall them been old chairs back in the early days – here we are still restoring and reupholstering Parker Knoll.
A 75-year-old Parker Knoll Chair | Awarded as a Retirement Chair at some time for services on the railways. Covered in a lovely Wool Tartan Moon Fabrics. We have reupholstered Parker Knoll chairs and sofas throughout our 30-year history. Note the red pins near the feet – it’s all about the detail.
In a lovely blue fabric, this is a unique style sofa we reupholstered. Seen here just delivered to our customers home.
The curved detailed lines are really sharp on this fantastic sofa, we made arm caps for practice reasons as this soft will be used daily and the addition of the large scatter cushions really sets it off.
It’s a particularly large sofa that the customer has owned for years. The lady loved it could not find a replacement, therefore, had this one restored and reupholstered in Linwood Fabrics ‘Forget Me Not’ fabric which is discontinued now. We made the rather fine looking scatter cushions using the customer supplied fabric. Another one I want to take home 🙂
A fairly traditional looking chair but of good quality. Our customer selected a Linwood velour print fabric. The look of the chair is now something really special, a designer style chair and totally unique that will look stunning in any setting alone or with its matching sofa.
We were delighted to restore this contemporary Lounge Suite set for our customer. It had previously been re-upholstered by another company but our customer was never wholely pleased with it. It’s a very high-quality set therefore worth restoring again. The concern was, will it be right this time? Barry, our head upholsterer, stepped-in. He decided to redesign the reupholstery style based on the frame and his knowledge of this period brand. He bespoke tailor reupholstered the set based on the frame from scratch to restore it as the original. Our customer was delighted, relieved and pleasantly surprised. As we were too.
Repairs. All types of repairs. Our Uplift, repair, and return service will fix most common problems like the broken frame, replace springs and repair the under-seat platform. Ask for a specific quote. Prices include repair parts but may require additional parts like new bespoke foams or sprung units – please ask for a quote. The uplift and repair service is £400.
This standard service came from in the past collecting a sofa for repair then collecting it again later for further repairs. Realising that is is far more cost effective to uplift repair and refurbish a sofa all in one go.
What is covered in the price
The uplift and return delivery to your home. Check and make good the frame, springs, webbing and any other issues like ripped platform.
Every job is different. Usually a sofa will come into the workshop for one repair item, while it is there we check and repair all as stated above included in the price.
A customer contacted us to repair a ripped platform (the fabric liner under the seat cushions). We suggested the Uplift, repair, and return service. On investigation we found the cause of the ripped platform was sagging springs. So we replaces the serpentime springs.
Additions can be new bespoke foam seat cushions, fibre back cushions, replacement legs and new seat cases. New feather inner cases to order.
We are delighted to restore this sprung rocking chair.
Our customer loved the chair but it was past its best. To buy a new chair or restore the old was the question. It fits nicely in the conservatory, the customer liked the style so she decided to instruct us to restore the wood back to its original colour, re-web (under seat springing) and reupholster with all new foam padding.
The result is a fine quality bespoke restored chair.
We used Ross fabric as selected and think it works really well.
Note the all new webbing and fabric under cushion sleeve as it was originally.
We are proud to work on this brand new – soon to open a cafe in Reeth, North Yorkshire. Located in a basement, this new cafe has tiled wood floors and contemporary bench seating. Our customer selected the AquClean commercial fabric that can be cleaned with just water. The pistachio colour looks great against the ‘wood’ floor. Upholstered new bench seating.
We made the frame and the bespoke foams for this too.
Parker Knoll made this style of chair famous. Wingback chairs have been made for hundreds of years – the wing to shelter you from draughts and to rest your head. Our customer selected a lovely wool mix plaid tartan and asked us to self pipe the edges.
It looks really elegant and styling, now updated and more fitting to a contemporary or traditional home.
A chair like this is a valuable asset to any family and it may live in a number of rooms in the future. Very lovely.
A lambing chair that we reupholstered for artist Ed Kluz. Ed is a painter, illustrator, and printmaker. He designed the fabric for this chair for an exhibition in The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh. 3rd – 27th October 2018.
His work explores our relationship with the past through notions of English Romanticism. Read more about Ed.
We often talk with customers who want to update or change the fabric on a chair or sofa.
The hurdle often can be the price. It costs more to reupholster say a Next Interiors or Laura Ashley chair than it does to buy a new one. The great thing about the likes of Next Interiors or Laura Ashley is that they are ‘on-trend’ and the fabrics used are very lovely to look at. The negative is that they are made to a price and probably mass produced in China or India – nothing wrong with that as it gives us a great deal – but they are made to a price and engineered to last just a few years with average use.
For value for money and a piece of furniture that will last much longer your better off buying an older quality chair and investing in a restoration of your design.
Here is an example of a fairly standard traditional wingback chair restored and updated with an ‘on-trend’ fabric. Costs a bit more, take a little more time to instigate but made to your style using British craftsmen and quality fabrics. There is no other like it!