A Svenskt Tenn Twin Seduction

A Svenskt Tenn Twin Seduction

By
Feb 27, 2019
No Comments

I fully re-upholstered the first of these two J.C & M.P Smith Ltd Winged Mid-late 20th century armchairs for an award-winning interior designer Nicola Holden Interiors, Covered in one of my favourite textile designers, Josef Frank, who designed “Teheran” in the mid-1940’s, however, it’s first print run came in 1991, Available exclusively from Svenskt Tenn […]

A Smart Bavarian Beauty!..

A Smart Bavarian Beauty!..

By
Feb 24, 2019
No Comments

This Cocktail Chair, a family heirloom from Bavaria, arrived in my studio workshop (via Erith), at the recommendation of the owner’s partner, a mutual friend who had been following and appreciating my work since we both used to be members of an east London housing co-operative. Moth-eaten and in need of some love and care, […]

Pretty in Pink Parker Knoll#2

Pretty in Pink Parker Knoll#2

By
Feb 10, 2019
No Comments

It has been a fair while since I’ve posted on my website (sorry about that- Ive had alot on!). Longer still since I’ve had an opportunity to work on a Parker Knoll Sofa-bed.
Like waiting around ages for a bus – Then two come at once!

More Monkey Madness: Transforming a Wingback Chair

More Monkey Madness: Transforming a Wingback Chair

By
Aug 27, 2018
One Comment

Before: This wingback chair was originally donated to me by my good friend, super talented artist and fellow meditator Raksha Patel, which was found discarded on the site of Raksha’s old studio many years ago, at a time when she and a group of her fellow artist friends had to leave a block of studios […]

A Roche Bobois Reimagined…

A Roche Bobois Reimagined…

By
May 16, 2018
No Comments

Before: Getting the opportunity to transform a piece of “High-end” furniture for an high profile customers Trish Evans & Baz Bamigboye was more than a pleasure. It was a complete privilege. From the moment the owners of this statement piece of 20th century modern furniture contacted me. I knew that something special would emerge. The […]

Bless this House(Boat)…A Virgin pattern match made in heaven

Bless this House(Boat)…A Virgin pattern match made in heaven

By
May 10, 2018
No Comments

Producing these saloon-style doors was a challenge. Some pretty nifty shaping and fitting by James and cutting and pattern matching by yours truly was acheived with on these saloon-style bespoke padded doors, covered in a linen print of the Virgin Mary (customer’s fabric choice). All while ensuring that fabrics were made compliant through the use […]

Money for Nothing Project5: Jay VS Ray (Round2) Rocking a Pair of Farmhouse Chairs

Money for Nothing Project5: Jay VS Ray (Round2) Rocking a Pair of Farmhouse Chairs

By
Nov 11, 2017
One Comment

Before: Whenever an opportunity to reupholster furniture comes with a fairly open brief in terms of design  I always meet it with a sense of excitement, anticipation and just a little anxiety. So when Jay Blades and the Money for Nothing film crew came to my studio with these two sorry-looking farmhouse style rocking and […]

To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

To Be Frank, I think Josef is amazing..

By
Jun 29, 2017
No Comments

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 […]

Money For Nothing: Ray & Jay Moving, Making & upcycling ..

Money For Nothing: Ray & Jay Moving, Making & upcycling ..

By
Jun 21, 2017
One Comment

  For any upholsterers and soft furnishers moving their studio to a new site, I feel for you. In my experience the process can be stressful, never-ending and exhausting! My Thanks to Anna F and Rowena Murphy for helping me with some logistics ( and some very heavy lifting!). Imagine you have barely loaded in […]

Afrotechnicolour Ottoman footstools

Afrotechnicolour Ottoman footstools

By
Jun 12, 2017
One Comment

I’ve been making these ottoman stools for a while now since my first foray into creating patchwork furniture. I was super pleased that these pair were snapped up on Etsy. After fitting different base cloth panels and sourcing new hairpin legs, this pair represented my largest order-to-date, shipping them to New York. My thanks to UPS […]

Load More
Contact Us
close slider

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message