• Oxer Bentwood armchair in Black Monkey Magic Variant.

Bespoke traditional & modern upholstered furniture with printed textiles all crafted with love

Subscribe to my newsletter!

Do you have a beloved piece of furniture that needs some TLC?

I am an upholsterer and soft furnisher based in east London providing a range of upholstery services, creating bespoke upholstery, re-upholstery and soft furnishings and original textile print designs, using traditional or modern techniques and materials suited to furniture for your home or business. My work is done with the utmost care and attention to detail. Whether it’s a complete refurbishment of your favourite armchair, completely refurbishing your dining chairs or sofa’s seat & back cushions – I can help!

If you are looking for someone who will take time to understand what you want from your furniture then look no further. I pride myself on my ability to listen carefully, so that we can create something together which truly reflects who you are as well as being practical enough to last many years without losing its appeal. As part of this process, if there is anything about your existing piece that might be worth keeping then I will always try to find ways in which these elements may be incorporated into our design together along with any new ideas that we come up with during our conversations. This way we ensure continuity between old and new while still bringing something fresh into the mix! You won’t find another service like mine anywhere else in London so get in touch today!

Contact me today on +44(0) 7903 184 914.


#TBT to this time last week, when dear Vicky of @the_upholstery_cabin treated us both to a masterclass with in my humble opinion, Legends & Total Baddass Rockstar Upholsterers and tutors @garethrees75 & @greg_cottageupholstery - It was an absolute honour and privilege to finally get to see their superb training facility @schoolofupholsteredfurniture out Near Henley.

@schoolofupholsteredfurniture You can not only complete @the_amusf Diploma courses (They are an approved AMUSF training centre)but also Advanced Diploma Courses, as well as day “Masterclasses” Like what we’ve just experienced, where you can bring your piece and get some proper in depth tuition and training from Gareth & Greg.
Honestly folks, If you live nearby or even if you’re prepared to travel like us I CANNOT recommend training with these fine gentleman highly enough!! For me, re-learning and taking a more nuanced approach to traditional upholstery came in perfect timing on a pair of French #Bergere #Chairs you may of seen me working on. My heartfelt thanks go out to Vicky , and Gareth and Greg for their expertise,support and time last weekend. Even though a tyre blowout the night before threatened to scupper our visit we made it and My thanks also go out to @_gussie_dawta_ for letting me borrow Mum’s old Wheels to help get my work over and back.

#Upholstery #advanced #tuition #traditional #britishschoolofupholsteredfurniture #AMUSF #guildoftraditionalupholsterers #upholsteryeducation

101 3

I’m still a newbie creating reels..It’s so time-consuming when you got so much actual work to complete on the bench and, like with this pair of French Bergere chairs, it can’t be rushed. Traditional Upholstery always takes longer to produce , hence the l pricey labour and materials costs- However When you really look at the costs over time it’s actually cheaper because the furniture is crafted to last longer as well as be more sustainable/ Kinder to the environment ,as the natural materials breakdown much better ecologically into Mother Earth.
However so far so good. I often wish I could go quicker… but that comes with more practice and patience. Slow progress is better than no progress..

#ARC #AtelierRayClarke #Traditional #Upholstery #French #bergere #ChaiseErwin #Velvet #Bespoke #Classic #Statement #chairs #craftedwithlove #Loveforthecraft #SitonThis!

400 16

“Traditional for the soul..Modern for the goal”.. Despite having to painstakingly remove all the decorative nailing this is possibly going to be one of my favourite projects of this year and for a lovely customer who I’ve worked with before.
This one of a pair of chairs were originally upholstered by my customers’ Grandmother and I feel honoured to be only the second upholsterer to work on them. My thanks to @rae_upholstery for assisting with the Rip down. Time pressed so I best stay focused and keep it moving..

#AtelierRayClarke #ARC #Traditional #upholstery #bergere #ChaiseErwin #Fabrics

268 8

Upholsterers: Not only cover chairs , Covering the dance floor!
Many thanks to all who came to last nights piss up -

419 63

Just today and tomorrow to respond to this draft regulations. Sorry for the last-minute-Larry approach. I’m super busy finishing jobs on the bench . I’ll include the link I wish you to sign in my bio. PLEASE SIGN!!.. Your input could help save thousands of big and small businesses who may be affected by the proposed Fire Regulations Copy and paste the following link if you’re struggling to find it:


#NOCFR #nottoxicchemicals #furnitureindustry #ukgovernment #Draftfireregulations

313 30

Excited to approve and hopefully receive soon my logo design for this Bamboo business card from @v1ceconnections .

No more “Have you got a business card?”.These cards are designed to wave on a persons mobile phone , using NFC (Near Field Communication) tech to instantly download all your relevant social media, website and other media to your friends, family, potential clients, customers and fans of my work.
I’ll let you know how this goes. Have a great Sunday Xx

#ARC #newbusinesscards #V1ce #v1cecard #AtelierRayClarke

94 7

Thank you Rachel @yodomo.co for coming by cheering me up this afternoon. I’m looking forward to Yodomo taking some beautiful offcuts of fabric and leather, keeping it all circulating in the economy as well as looking forward to seeing possible new end-uses, plus the extra space that this will generate in my studio will help me no end!
Check out @yodomo.co and all the amazing things they are doing to prevent fabric waste.

Thank you @raetextile for the photo and for all your help and support today!

#YODOMO #ARC #AtelierRayClarke #Fabric #Waste #recycling #repurpose #circular #economy

269 8

Thank you @delythfd for all your hard work this past year in this area.
There’s just approximately 3 weeks to respond to the @ukgovofficial Consultation on the fire Regs.
If we don’t get involved now it’ll be unlikely that this Government will be in any position to change their approach for the benefits of all!
Spread this message for and wide. Thank you. Carry on. Rxx

#ARC #atelierrayclarke #DelythFd #UkGov #fireregulations #toxicity #chemicals

174 5

My thanks to @raetextile for all her assistance while I refurbished and recovered SIX of these #Sigmund benches for my client in #Canary Wharf. Now covered in (customer supplied) Beautiful @kvadrattextiles #Sonar3 and Divina3 fabrics. Loads of Cutting & Stitching. Fiddly fitting the pads to their frames too! Customers happy, I’m happy. Back to the workbench. Have a great day all! xx

#ARC #AtelierRayClarke #Sigmund #Benches #CanaryWharf #stitching #Wool #Woven #Bespoke #modernfurniture #London #upholstery #Softfurnishings

369 25

Spending my Saturday and Sunday stitching @kvadrattextiles #Sonar3 to the sounds of “Skrillex Basement set in the studio” .. How have you spent your weekend? Much love Rxxx

#ARC #upholstery #Softfurnishings #stitching #Sunday #Skrillix #Sonar3 #kvadrat #Bespoke #craft #London

198 8

#TBT: My heartfelt thanks to all the lovely people at @chase_erwin_textiles for inviting me over and to all the lovely people who attended on Tuesday this week to host an Upholstery Master class during #Focus23 at the Chelsea Design Centre. Guests were treated to Canapés and prosecco while I enjoyed discussing aspects of the craft and recommending @the_amusf training centres and upholsterers (Goto www.amusf.org for your nearest)to newly established interior designers looking for quality craftspeople to execute their clients vision

#atelierrayclarke #upholsterymasterclass #chaseerwin #event #masterclass #upholstery #Focus23 #chelseadesigncentre #Upholstery #Craft #AMUSF

103 9

Just thought i’d share something other than my work with you all this morning. Whatever you journey you’re making this morning- Remember.. It’s not just about the destination, enjoy your journey!
Much love and peace to you all!xxx

177 22
Instagram feed