To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

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Jun 29, 2017
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Before: Two sets of  four mid 20th century modern dining room chairs were given a smart refurbishment once they arrived at my studio. From the look of the show wood they had experienced some water damage and the fillings had completely disintegrated beyond the point from which they could be re-used.   After: A bit of […]

A splash of colour to chase away those winter blues..

A splash of colour to chase away those winter blues..

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Dec 29, 2016
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After: A parting shot of this winged Parker Knoll-style armchair, completely re-upholstered using modern techniques and materials, is now hopefully brightening the cold dark and grey winter months at a lovely home in Ealing, West London. Covered in #SvensktTenn #Joseffrank #Teheran   Before: Every genuine Parker Knoll I have ever worked on carries a manufacturers stamp on the frame […]

Money for Nothing Project 3 “Galactic Octopus”© 2016 Dining room chairs

Money for Nothing Project 3 “Galactic Octopus”© 2016 Dining room chairs

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Dec 24, 2016
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Ladies & Gentleman, may I introduce my second fabric design: “Galactic Octopus”©2016 .(No filter needed!) This design is hopefully featuring in a new series of @monfornothing with the irrepressible @sarahmoorestuff , soon to appear on BBC TV (I’ll let you folks know in good time) Many thanks to @rowenamurphyupholstery, @digetex and @sparrow_tweets, @minx_creative and my dear @jinksy70their amazing input and support. Stay tuned folks as I’ll update […]

A Fully Restored & Rocking Parker Knoll…

A Fully Restored & Rocking Parker Knoll…

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Dec 24, 2016
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Before: There was a time earlier this year when I found myself feeling blocked and overwhelmed  with the amount of projects I had taken on and I needed some help and business advice on how to manage the multiple projects I had taken on . I sought help and advice through The AMUSF (Association of Master […]

BBC1 Money for Nothing Project 1:  My monkey madness transformed this mid-century modern armchair

BBC1 Money for Nothing Project 1: My monkey madness transformed this mid-century modern armchair

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Jul 29, 2016
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Hopefully if you’ve been practising upholstery and soft furnishings and successfully completing lots of good work for a fair amount of time eventually you will come across a project which not only lights your fire but opens up all kinds of possibilities that you previously either hadn’t considered or hadn’t had the chance to do. In […]

BBC Money for Nothing project series 2 episode 14:  Leather & Linen Love

BBC Money for Nothing project series 2 episode 14: Leather & Linen Love

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Jul 19, 2016
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The second of the 2 projects I completed for the 2nd BBC1 Television series of  “Money For Nothing“, was a 2-seater “department store” sofa, which was saved from the rubbish tip (and potential landfill) by presenter Sarah Moore. What started out as a concept recover working with an idea Sarah had in mind , ended […]

The Battle of Chesterfield…

The Battle of Chesterfield…

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Oct 31, 2015
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In spite of the many upholstery projects I have undertaken over the years I still feel relatively inexperienced and still enjoy the challenge taking on projects which teach me something new. Earlier this year I took on the task of recovering a Chesterfield-style sofa bed using my customers own fabric, a hard wearing velvet of unknown […]

Non-Identical Twins..

Non-Identical Twins..

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Oct 5, 2015
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Before: The first of these pair of G-Plan E-Gomme chairs arrived in my studio last year from a lovely couple near Blackheath/Lewisham area,  who in my past many years ago had been great employers and have grown to become good friends and loyal supporters of my work, having seen my previous projects online and personally […]

Coming to you in Glorious AWT (African Waxblock Technicolour)…

Coming to you in Glorious AWT (African Waxblock Technicolour)…

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Sep 1, 2015
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Since producing the first of these a few years ago these custom African Waxblock technicolour patchwork Ottoman stools are becoming steadily very popular. I produced the latest one of these in July this year for a fan who saw my work on Facebook. Paying in instalments, I got little nervous and concerned when I couldn’t […]

Mid-20th century Modern Metamorphosis
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Mid-20th century Modern Metamorphosis

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Jul 6, 2015
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Before: This mid century modern armchair and footstool used a cleverly stitched together fitted loose cover. My customer wanted to use Flock’s Northmore Minor in Teal designed by Rachel Parker. People don’t realise that sometimes cutting , making and fitting a loose cover can be as much work as refurbishing and producing a fitted cover. Getting […]

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