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


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


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


Wingback chair revived

All of the chairs that we work on have a story, but we don’t always get to hear it first hand.  This week, we’ve worked on a beautiful wingback parker knoll 750, restoring it for client. The chair belonged to Peggy Bradley, our customer’s grandmother, and it was purchased circa 1980.  Her husband had recently passed … 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


Danish Cocktail Chairs

In our humble opinion, Danish Cocktail Chairs are just one of the finest examples of modernist design. They are also something of a staple for Reloved and we absolutely adore them. Their compact proportions make them the perfect addition to your lounge or bedroom, but they still pack a punch as statement pieces. With tapered legs … Continued


Clam Chair by architect Philip Arctander

The latest project to grace our studio has been a complete honour and a joy to work on. It was a rare piece too, the Clam Chair by architect Philip Arctander. Designed in 1944 and produced in the late 40’s, these easy chairs with beech rounded arms and legs were originally upholstered both seat and … 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



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