A couple were getting married and had requested of their wedding guests to contribute to the re-upholstery of their ‘Jarvi’ lounge suite. This lounge furniture with a matching table and cabinetry was purchased by the Groom in NSW some time ago and the fabric for the re-upholstery selected by the Bride.

Jarvi Furniture was founded by Len Jarvi who was born in Finland in 1910, migrated to Australia learning his trade at Chesterfield Furniture in Botany NSW. He established Jarvi Furniture in Sydney after the war manufacturing high quality lounge and dining furniture influenced on the Jacobean style of furniture. Len Jarvi died in an accident on his farm in 1959 but his quality furniture still lives on today.

We stripped this lounge suite down to the bare frame, repaired several minor structural defects then cleaned and polished the show-wood frame. The bases were re-webbed with jute webbing, the coil springs were laced into place being overlayed with hessian. We used several modern materials to finish of the sprung edge without compromising quality; a synthetic thumb-roll on the front edge and then finished with a high density foam overlay. The front edge and borders were hand sewn to give the traditional finish.

The seat and back cushions were box piped using cotton piping cord however now incorporating zip borders so the cushions are removable. The cushion inserts were laminated premium quality polyurethane foams encased in bonded polyester fibre. The result being firm resilient cushioning that will last for decades.