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From faded & drab to contemporary & fab

We answer why today so many people choose to reupholster their furniture

Shand Voyage in Jade Above: Felix Raison in Lacquer Both by Liberty Fabrics
Shand Voyage in Jade, and Felix Raison in Lacquer, both by Liberty Fabrics.

More & more people are reupholstering their furniture. Sofas, armchairs, chaises, daybeds, dining chairs and ottomans are less likely to be thrown away adding to the landfill.

You can, often, buy a new piece for about the same price as rejuvenating your old, so why is this a trend? Usually there are a myriad of reasons and the following are some of our insights as to why people today are putting in the effort.

THE ENVIRONMENT

We are starting with this as truly throwing away furniture is wasteful. Increasingly the environment is driving the decision to reupholster, unloved furniture takes up a lot of space in dumps and the toxins from their burning does not bear thinking about. For this and many other reasons many of us hate abandoning our furniture.

 

IT WOULD BE A CRIME TO THROW AWAY SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PIECE

Your furniture is an item of beauty, perhaps it is a designer piece, and hopefully over the generations it will be recovered and restored many times.

Above Misia-Paris’ 2020 collection

YOU GET TO CHOOSE

Textiles today are stunning. You get to choose the colour, texture and design to suit your space and lifestyle. You get to modernise, be creative, make it more comfortable and beautiful. You get to make it yours.

For the intrepid, ‘Timorous Beasties’ can be a wonderful resource, offering spectacular designs and ebullient colours.

‘Kaleido Splatt’ is on the sofa and ‘Totem Damask’ on the walls.

Design: Fuego by Designs of the Time Composition: 100% wool

COMFORTABLE & WELL-LOVED FURNITURE

Your tired furniture has great bones, it’s super comfortable, perfect for your space and you cannot find a new one as good as your old…
…and with work we can make it better than it was.

For emotional reasons, you love it for its history or sentimental significance. Perhaps it is inherited, or your family has grown up with it.

We can’t help but think this is a very good reason.

By James Malone, Rossignol is dramatic and will make this chair into a centrepiece

Our fabrics are high quality and beautifully designed, we endeavour to make the process of reupholstery enjoyable and satisfying. Tired pieces are rejuvenated with new staining of wood, new fill. Workmanship in Singapore is excellent and it’s always exciting to see the transformation.