Set of six, cast iron stools for BBC ‘Money for Nothing’

If you’ve been following us on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be aware that we’ve just begun working with the team for the BBC’s Money for Nothing show. So far we’re loving every minute of working with the entire team and are enjoying the challenges that come along for us to fix-up.  However, we already know … Continued


RAF chairs

Not only do we love each piece we work with, but we fall in love with them over and over, especially when we discover their history and stories.  Our latest project was a set of RAF chairs. These came to us from air ministry enthusiast, Andrew Bell, who came to own the chairs following the … Continued


Guy Rogers Virginia lounge chair

A Guy Rogers 1970’s chair was another rare treat to come through our studio.  It was a treat in as much as we restored and upholstered a matching pair of ‘Virginia’ lounge chairs. Our process As part of the Reloved makeover, we stripped the chair right back.  All the Pirelli webbing was replaced to the seat and we also … Continued


A grand wingback heirloom

This week we’ve had the privilege of working on a wonderful wingback chair, an heirloom that belongs to our customer. Sian’s had her grandfather’s chair since 1975 when her father retired. It first came into her mother Kathleen’s possession in 1948 when Sian’s grandmother passed away.  Kathleen had the chair restored in the early 1960’s. The … Continued


Parker Knoll 110/111 restoration

This week’s restoration project was a Parker Knoll 110/11. Lovingly taken apart and put back together for a customer in Newcastle.  Made in 1976 this is an egg-style chair with a tilt and swivel mechanism, and its one that’s difficult to source. Unlike some of our other restoration projects, we did not have the original cover for … Continued


Vintage writing desk by Mummenthaler & Meier

We’re lucky to have for sale this really rare teak writing desk. Nick-named the Magic Box, it dates from circa. 1950 and is made by Swiss manufacturer Mummenthaler & Meier. We sourced it from auction in the North of England in late 2016. We fell in love with it instantly and it’s a bit of … Continued


Ercol reupholstery: Ercol cushions and covers

Here at Reloved Upholstery, we offer a premium quality reupholstery service for your Ercol furniture. Ercol_Windsor from Bearded Fellows on Vimeo.   Ercol reupholstery – recommended restorers We can fulfil your reupholstery needs with new cushions and covers.  Each is made from grade A foam, enveloped in a cover in a fabric of your choice. The Ercol … Continued


Pantone colour of the year 2017: Greenery

This week Pantone announced the colour of the year for 2017.  For those waiting in anticipation of what’s going to be hot in 2017, you’ll be delighted to know it is the vibrant Greenery 15-0343. This zesty colour evokes nature, new beginnings and springtime. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute said: “Greenery bursts forth in … Continued


Cocktails at the Principal, or in your own home

We recently told you about our work with the Volta team at The Refuge. So, if you’ve taken a shine to our gorgeous chairs (yes, we are biased), did you know, you can order your very own versions? Our ten cocktail chairs are sitting, pride of place in the bar.  So go ahead and test them … Continued


Parker Knoll Statesman revived with new upholstery

From the workshop this week is a sumptuous piece of upholstery on a Parker Knoll Statesman. This is a rotating, reclining vintage classic that was in need of modernisation. We restored the solid Aframosa (hard wood) base and upholstered in recycled wool fabric from Kirkby Design‘s Leaf range. About the fabric A robust cloth, that’s soft and tactile, this range of … Continued


New Showroom in Manchester

This week we have more exciting news to share – we have a new showroom! We’ve teamed up with the Manchester renowned Insitu to showcase our latest chairs. Just a hop and skip away from our Green Quarter studio, Insitu is located on Chester Road, on the edge of Castlefield. Established over 30 years ago, Insitu is renowned for … Continued


Commercial Upholstery: Egg Chairs for Bruntwood

From the workshop this week, four Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs, have been given a new lease of life. They are sitting pride of place, with an M3 coffee table, in the window of Oxford Place at 61 Oxford Street, in Manchester’s city centre. We seem to be quite popular with businesses on Manchester’s Oxford Road at the moment. With … Continued



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