• Oxer Bentwood armchair in Black Monkey Magic Variant.

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

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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.


I Completed the last 4 of 16 Conference room office chairs which were collected on Monday evening. A lot of unpicking, (top)stitching , deconstruction and reassembly.
My heartfelt thanks go out to @bowparryupholstery @abbielaurie_upholstery , @suzannemobbs_upholstery and Anna F for all their help and assistance.

#Reupholstery #Recover #Black #Vinyl #office #conference #chairs #BerkeleyHomes #London #Atelierrayclarke

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Happy Birthday Mum.. Loving you .. Rest in eternal peace Thank you for my life Rxxx ...

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This ottoman stool completely deceived me. I thought reducing its overall length was going to be straightforward: Strip back to the frame Reduce the frame size (involving partially deconstructing it/cutting it back and then rebuilding the frame. But no.. it also involved cutting back the serpentine springs and hidden in the foam layers above was a pocket spring unit, which also had to be reduced in size before embedding it back within the composite foam cores surrounding it, before cutting, reshaping and restitching the original cover to fit the new shape, reducing the overall shape from 1 metre x 1 metre x 36cm to 60cm x 1 metre x 36cm.

Some jobs can totally send you sideways , thankfully I managed to complete it.

What sort of additional complexity have you come across in the middle of completing projects?
#Bespoke #resizing #Ottoman #stool #Reupholstery #London

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Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday This Bank Holiday weekend.
For all those non-spotify listeners, You can catch our Podcast, available now on @applepodcasts. Hope you enjoy! We’ve got some awesome guests lined up for you so stay tuned!

Big Hugs 🤗 Ray & Vicky x

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Hey lovely People of #Instagram & #Facebook .. I’ve been fairly quiet for a minute here on social media while I’m hard at it in the studio finishing some pretty big jobs while also enjoying sharing knowledge with my Friday morning leisure class students @shoreditchdesignrooms.
This is just letting you know that our (That’s @the_upholstery_cabin and @atelierrayclarke Collaboration’s first @sit_on_this_workshops Podcast episode is going live This Wednesday 1st May , available to listen on Spotify.
we’d love for you to tune in and leave us some comments and suggestions.
Have a great weekend - Big hugs Rxx

#SitonThis! #Podcast #atelierrayclarke #TheUpholsterycabin #Upholstery #Craft #Chat #collaboration

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15 years ago (Facebook tells me) Those amazing people @Hybridlab created this stop motion animation with me. Where does the time go!?! ...

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Ever been sacked from a job?..
Get ready for Ray and Vicky`s debut podcast dropping soon!
In our first episode, we`re spilling the beans on our upholstery journey, sharing the highs, the lows, and all the lessons we`ve picked up along the way. Stay tuned!
#PodcastDebut #UpholsteryJourney #sitonthis #rayclarke #vickygrubb #podcast

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Having completed 6 morning sessions With this lovely group of students They are all beginning to hit their strides with some amazing upholstery projects. I look forward to seeing them all again after the Easter break.
It’s great fun to share some tips and tricks with them all and I’m finding it’s also helping me refine my own skills and processes on the tools.

Thank you all for coming. And if you are thinking maybe I should join a leisure class @shoreditchdesignrooms - Get right on one!!
#Upholstery #tuition #craft #sewing #London #ShoreditchDesignRooms #rayclarkeupholstery #AtelierRayClarke

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For those that have recently started following me on here Thank you for following!
May I reintroduce myself.
I`m Ray Clarke. I love the craft, I love art. I love my family and friends and I particularly love upholstery, re-upholstery and bringing my own art to this craft through developing textile prints which I occasionally use to create statement one-off pieces.
I love learning. I love practicing it and recently, through @sit_on_this_workshops and now finding my way teaching a leisure class at the prestigious @shoreditchdesignrooms on Friday mornings. If you are about and want to come and say Hi you’ll find me there as well as in my Bow-based workshop.
Right now I`m rebuilding the seat in a living room of a Professor in Kennington while listening to some classical music on my @spotifyuk. Music is my constant companion, as I hope are you on this journey.
Much love to you all and have a great weekend! Rxxx

#AtelierRayClarke #Upholstery #craft #Skills #Learning #Tuition #classes #art #bespoke #furniture

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