A Svenskt Tenn Twin Seduction

A Svenskt Tenn Twin Seduction

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Feb 27, 2019
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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!..

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Feb 24, 2019
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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

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Feb 10, 2019
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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

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Aug 27, 2018
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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 […]

Turned out “Awight” : A two seater transformation
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Turned out “Awight” : A two seater transformation

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Jun 3, 2018
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Before: Producing work for the show @MonForNothing has been a privilege and a pleasure. As well as the exposure, you never truly know who’s watching. So it was a massive suprise when a television celebrity whom I used to watch on Saturday evening TV shows like “Strike it lucky” and “Family Fortunes” as a kid, […]

A Roche Bobois Reimagined…

A Roche Bobois Reimagined…

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May 16, 2018
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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

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May 10, 2018
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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

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Nov 11, 2017
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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 […]

Cutting the Mustard: A Mid 20th-Century Sofa Makeover

Cutting the Mustard: A Mid 20th-Century Sofa Makeover

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Oct 15, 2017
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Before: Completion of this Mid-Century sofa bed in brought it’s own pleasures and heartbreaks: Producing the cover buttons broke my button pressing machine! Plus removal of the original seat/ daybed fillings revealed hair infested with a particularly vicious dust mite (they bite!) After: Many thanks to @rowenamurphyupholstery for her assistance, Master Upholsterer @sjfranklin69 for giving me […]

Frieze London 2017
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Frieze London 2017

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Oct 7, 2017
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A wonderful last-minute invitation last Sunday from 3 super-talented friends (L to R: Fantastic Film-Maker/ Editor Ana Godinho Matos, and multi-talented, multi-disciplinary fine, scultuptural and performance Artists Simon Levy & Rita Jones) to spend Sunday afternoon chatting, wandering through exhibits and discussing the current contemporary/modern art scene at this years Frieze Art fair in Regent’s […]

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