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


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


Jon Burgerman Ercol windsor retro chairs

This week, we’ve been working with our favourite retro chairs from Ercol, and our new favourite fabric designs from Jon Burgerman. We restored the frame and replaced the pirelli webbing on both chairs, which hark from the 1960s.  New cushions were made, we upholstered the chairs in Jon Burgerman’s Spaghetti Yeti Bumblebee and Zag Zig Noir. … Continued


Reloved Upholstery cocktail chairs

We have just launched our very first signature collection (hurray)!  Our Reloved Upholstery cocktail chairs are available in a vibrant mustard yellow, jewel pink, grey, tangerine, coral and turquoise. These chairs are handmade from scratch, and are based on the smaller mid-century cocktail chairs that we import from Europe for restoration – these smaller ones are also available in … 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


Gplan Dining Chairs

Once the centre of the home, the table and dining chairs, for a while fell out of favour, but with the resurgence in mid century modern furniture, comes a love once again for the dining table, and rightly so. As you know we love a good chair, and this includes dining chairs. Recently we have … 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


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


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



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