Making in collaboration with Jay & Co

Ercol Windsor sofa with Timorous Beasties fabric As a craftsperson running my own workshop, I’m used to being a bit of a lone wolf. Clients brief me, but most of the designs are mine, creatively speaking, I am the boss! I have many super creative neighbours that share the same studio space, and we often … Continued

Vintage Ercol: Blonde wood sofa and chairs

This week, we’re going back to our roots and working with our old favourite Vintage Ercol pieces. And, for the first time we’re working with a new fabric designer, Eleanor Pritchard. Vintage Ercol chairs and sofa – the restoration This was a commission piece for the owners of Object Style in Manchester.  The restoration of these … 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

Recycled fabric for your chairs and sofas

There’s a new trend taking the industry by storm – eco-upholstery. From luxury faux suede, made from from recycled microfibres, to hemp and organically grown cotton. It seems that now, almost anything is possible when it comes to eco/recycled fabric.  This is very exciting indeed. Recycled fabric offer As huge fans of wool, we had to … Continued

Ercol Jubilee transformation

We’re talking Ercol Jubilee this week, with a specific focus on a very dated three-seater sofa. We started this job by first restoring the frame. This involved repairing areas of damage, cleaning it up and waxing it to highlight the wood’s natural beauty. The second thing to tackle was the webbing, which had seen better days.  We … Continued

Restored and reupholstered

Here at Reloved HQ we’ve been taking stock.  We’ve had a busy six months and have restored and reupholstered so many fabulous mid-century pieces, that we’ve almost lost count. Items come in, we work on them tirelessly and then off they go to their new homes, and we don’t always get to see where our chairs and … Continued

Sofa, stickers and more…

There’s never a dull moment at Reloved Upholstery HQ. This week we’ve restored an amazing Ercol Windsor sofa and Danish cured arm chair. Not only that, we’ve had our van branded and have travelled far and wide, including Norfolk and Ipswich. Aside from being beside ourselves with joy at how fabulous our van  now looks. Our favourite project of the week was … Continued

Vintage Chairs, Chairs, Chairs

We love vintage chairs and it appears that you guys do too. This week we’ve seen seven chairs, and all pretty different, fly out of our workshop. We’ve said farewell to four gorgeous ladder back Gplan dining chairs, a vintage Ercol Windsor with Farrrow and Ball babouche yellow frame upholstered in a flint grey wool fabric … Continued

Vintage Home Show at Victoria Baths

Getting ready to attend a vintage home maker’s paradise It’s no secret that here at Reloved Upholstery we are crazy about vintage and retro furniture. And, we are particularly excited about Sunday 25th October. We will be hanging out with like-minded people,  and showcasing our wares at the amazing Victoria Baths in Manchester, for the Vintage Home Show. … Continued

Ercol Jubilee Sofa

Check out the latest Reloved Upholstery makeover on a vintage Ercol Jubilee sofa. We really enjoyed restoring and upholstering this Ercol Jubilee sofa. In fact, we love all Ercol vintage chairs, sofa and footstools. Ercol Jubilee sofa revived In this latest Reloved Upholstery makeover we made a bespoke long seat cushion. We used a dark grey wool fabric and to … Continued

Open Studios at Artwork Atelier

Artwork Atelier is Reloved Upholstery’s Manchester home. And we were excited to be part of the latest open day on Saturday 11th July. About Artwork Atelier The warehouse space is home to over 40 studios for creative makers and businesses, a large fabrication workshop, it even has an amazing event space, ideal for exhibitions. It’s a great place … Continued

Ercol Windsor Easy 477 chair 1978

The beautiful Ercol Windsor Easy 477 chair. It’s all about the Ercol at Reloved Upholstery. We absolutely love this iconic brand, with pieces that are well designed and made with both passion and pride. This month’s favourite piece is the Ercol Windsor 477 chair from 1978. This classic chair with curved arms has been given a fresh … Continued

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