Re-upholster Charles Mackintosh chair

A client approached us saying they had a ‘Mackintosh’ chair in desperate need of re-upholstery. They had purchased this lounge chair in the UK in the 1970’s and it had just been re-upholstered, they were told it was made about 1910 and was a Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) design reflecting the ‘Arts and […]

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Re-upholster antique chair in linen

The use of different upholstery materials can totally transform the appearance of a chair. You may have inherited a chair or just have seen an antique chair where you admire the design but have to use your imagination regarding a suitable fabric for re-upholstery which would suit your décor.  In this situation take your time […]

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Co-ordinating classic chairs

Sometimes chairs of varied designs from different eras can be co-ordinated in such a way which creates a stunning effect.  Classic chairs of varied designs can be co-ordinated when re-furbishing by such things as using the same timber stains and utilising matching ranges of upholstery fabrics. Here we have an example of when these ideas […]

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Refurbish TV Chairs & Daynite sofa

“TV chairs” and “Daynite sofas” became popular from the late 1950’s and remained in production through to the early 1970’s. This coincided with the introduction of television and the modern appliance age. Today we generally refer to TV chairs and Daynite sofas as mid-century furniture which has regained popularity amongst novices and enthusiasts of this […]

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