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


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


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


Egg Chair upholstery

We’ve become renowned for upholstering complicated yet classic pieces, such as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair. Because of this, we thought it pertinent to share with our process as we completed this latest project. From a sun damaged red, this week we’ve transformed an original Egg chair to a vibrant yellow wool. History of the Egg An … 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


Fabulous fabric collaborations

Our reworked vintage chairs are nothing without our fabulous fabric collaborations. We are proud to support British brands and work with a broad range of designers from heritage brands, contemporary designers to emerging names. Our aim is to give a new lease of life chairs and furniture that may have lost its sparkle. Fabric for you … Continued


A pair of Harris Tweed cocktail chairs

We have been working to a tight deadline this week.  To get a pair of Harris Tweed cocktail chairs stripped, reupholstered and shipped to Dublin.  And we’re pleased to say we did it and they have arrived safely. The vintage cocktail chair is one of our most popular items for sale. We source these mid-century … Continued


Bespoke Upholstery

Here at Reloved Upholstery we specialise in bespoke upholstery for mid to late 20th century chairs and furniture. We’re based in Greater Manchester, but have clients (and we deliver) across the UK. We work closely with our clients to sensitively restore their treasured pieces. We also create unique one-off items by combining classics styles with … Continued


Vintage Chairs in Manchester

If you’re looking for vintage chairs in Manchester, look no further. Recently we featured a chair a day on Instagram.  We’ve since had a few requests to find out more about those shown.  So, without further ado here’s a recap of some of the fabulous chairs currently in our workshop. Parker Knoll Statesman and the … Continued


Egg Chair for Easter

Instead of the usual chocolate fare you get at this time of year. How about an Egg Chair? It will definitely last longer and won’t contribute to your waistline! The Egg chair was a concept thought up by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, when designing the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. A prolific architect, Jacobsen is better … Continued


Benchair retro dining chairs

These Benchair  retro dining chairs are the latest Reloved project.  They have been nurtured, restored and sent off to their new home in Hampstead. These little beauties were first made in the 1960’s and were originally covered in blue vinyl. Made entirely of solid beech, the legs and frames were all in great condition. Each chair was stripped … Continued


Vintage Parker Knoll Statesman chair upholstered

Give your vintage Parker Knoll Statesman chair the ultimate makeover for a fraction of the cost of buying new. The Parker Knoll Statesman chair is seeing something of a revival. First launched in 1960, it remained in production for 30 years, before falling out of favour.  Recently it has been revived by John Lewis as part of their 150th … Continued



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