Visions in Svenskt Tenn & Zoffany  for Nicola Holden Designs..
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Visions in Svenskt Tenn & Zoffany for Nicola Holden Designs..

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May 25, 2016
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May & June were spent refurbishing and recovering a 2-seater Henderson Russell Balzac-style sofa, which involved replacing a broken front beam (and refitting the serpentine spring suspension system), with a piece of reclaimed oak, found at a local recycled timber merchants just down the road from my studio, along with an armchair, in Zoffany’s Romany […]

Working Wonders for Woh& Co

Working Wonders for Woh& Co

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Mar 27, 2016
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Earlier this year I was commissioned to recover three different styles of chairs in House of Hackney‘s best selling Palmeral fabric for super talented Mexican designer Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers  Valentina came to my studio just with her signature “V’s Rocker“ , a vintage Verco office chair ,which Valentina found in pieces dumped on the street near her […]

Yet another Afro-technicolour bundle of (etsy) joy …

Yet another Afro-technicolour bundle of (etsy) joy …

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Feb 4, 2016
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This completely bespoke made-from-scratch ottoman stool went out to an etsy enthusiast covered in a selection of african wax block patchwork scraps donated with many thanks from YouMeWe blended with a selection of luxurious european furnishing fabrics , which has now found a home in Ipswich. If you’d like to own any of these pieces to […]

From Tangerine to Aquamarine Wingback Dreams…

From Tangerine to Aquamarine Wingback Dreams…

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Jan 3, 2016
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Before (below):  This reproduction Edwardian-style wingback had seen better days: The right hand facing wing had begun to “flap” around, the seat cushion contained Feathers which had totally degraded and it’s arms has seen better days I had brought a selection of my finest velvet ranges to my clients home, where I presented them to choose from […]

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Happy New Year Folks!!

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Jan 3, 2016
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Happy new year folks! I’ve tried to paste code here so you can see a flipagram of the best bits and pieces of 2015. If you can’t see anything then just click the following link below  : https://flipagram.com/f/i6fqD8YUqB    

Tangerine Dream Nursing Chair Rescue

Tangerine Dream Nursing Chair Rescue

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Jan 3, 2016
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Before ( see below): In November 2015 this reproduction nursing chair arrived at my studio in a hopeless state: A pet-scratched, threadbare cover basically keeping the frame in some sort of shape, despite having nearly every single dowel joint snapped. Completely eroded foams . A battered sheet of fibreboard formed what was left of the […]

Thank you Furniture Village Magazine!
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Thank you Furniture Village Magazine!

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Nov 24, 2015
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A big thank you to Furniture Village for the article in this months online magazine. Read the article here http://www.furniturevillage.co.uk/magazine/Inspiration-And-Trends/Ray-Clarke-So-You-Want-My-Job.aspx?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=pagelink&utm_content=18THNOV&bmap=177137-13764-0

Cardboard Challenge
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Cardboard Challenge

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Nov 21, 2015
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Before: I think this reproduction Edwardian-style armchair was originally from a certain well-known high street retailer. I found an old label stitched inside the seat’s cushion cover.  I thought it had seen better days though I guess those days must have been even shorter then these suddenly dark and chilly ones we have had recently. So I started […]

A Tickled Pink Parker Knoll Story  …
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A Tickled Pink Parker Knoll Story …

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Nov 2, 2015
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Before: Even though I explained that the cost of repair, refurbishment and recovery was comparable to Buying a completely brand new sofa my customer definitely wanted to have this Mid/late 20th Century modern Parker Knoll sofa restored to better than its former glory, as she loved the shape and size and practicality of it; with […]

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 […]

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