Spring and summer upholstery course dates

More upholstery courses for spring and summer Following the success of my January and February courses.  I have added some more dates at the Old Granda Studios. Hurray! My workshops will teach students the foundations of upholstery, while I hope to expand on classes to offer skills in chair making and paint techniques too. Choose … Continued


Parker Knoll Statesman a reclining chair for Peter

They say that time flies when you’re having fun. That is certainly the case for me, and my latest customer. Her story demonstrates just some of the reasons why I love my work so much, some of these include: Spending my days searching for and refurbishing design classics Working with amazing fabrics, and Sourcing and … Continued


Come and join an upholstery class at the Maker’s Quarter 2018

Last week I talked about my collaboration with Jay&Co and this week, I’m at it again! This time, with the fabulous team at Maker’s Quarter. Starting mid-February, I’ll be offering an upholstery class – my two-day footstool course, for just 6 students, at this amazing shared workshop and studio space, just a stone’s throw away from Cornbrook Metrolink … 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


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


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


Parker Knoll chairs

The latest project to hit the Reloved workshop was a pair of Parker Knoll chairs, model number 1016/8/9 from Walthamstow. The chairs belong to Will and Sarah, but had belonged to Will’s parents since the 70’s. They had been sat in the loft for many years, and have now been restored and are in use, once … 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


Traditional upholstery techniques

Here at Reloved Upholstery we’re passionate about the craftsmanship of traditional upholstery techniques. Where possible, we refurbish all items that come through our workshop using materials that are natural and proven, and methods which are centuries old. And, we feel privileged that we are continuing a trade and craft that has changed very little over time. During the restoration … 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



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