Earlier this year we re-upholstered this large Natuzzi Corner Sofa in a modern easycare velvet. Many hours were spent painstakingly removing and then marking the original covers with 'reference' points, then all the seams were carefully unpicked to provide a template for the new covers. Literally hundreds of fabric components were then marked out, cut and sewn. At all times care had to be taken to ensure the pile of the fabric was all running in the same direction. Finally the covers were re-filled and fitted back onto the frames. A labour intensive and challenging job but very worthwhile for the finished result.
This set of 6 modern dining chairs were originally done in a distressed leather. The customer wanted a change in appearance and texture so opted to have them re-upholstered in this modern hard-wearing and practical velvet fabric.
'Ligne Roset' sofa reupholstered in hard-wearing and easy care 'Crush Moss' fabric from Kirkby Design which was done in our Lhanbryde workshop last year....a very heavy sofa which had us flexing our muscles on collection and delivery.
Everyone who is interested in upholstery loves a 'before and after'. Here is an interesting chair which we completely reupholstered in Linwood Roxburgh fabric.
This little Iron back antique chair really which we did last year really did end up being a labour of love. On first inspection it seemed that the original upholstery was in good order and could be refreshed with some new padding and re-covered. Alas as the original cover was removed it became clear that the underlying upholstery was disintegrating and completely unusable. The chair was therefore brought back to its bare frame and rebuilt using traditional methods. The back of these chairs were made completely of metal and as such all hessians, fillings and covers have to be stitched on by hand...very labour intensive and time-consuming but very much worth it. In the upholstery trade you win some and you lose some.....this one was a 'win' for the satisfaction alone of giving this wee chair a new lease of life and perhaps another 100 years. Time well spent !
Website photo's updated11/8/2017
Being on holiday has given me time to update the website with some photos of our most recent work. Much more still to be added. http://www.raymondmackenzie.co.uk/home.html
3 & 2 seat Derwent Sofas re-upholstered in Parker Knoll fabric supplied by Sadie Cranna from Interior Inspirations in Cornhill. Lots of hand-sewing on this job with outside panels and tailored valance all finished this way. Customer was particularly pleased with the transformation in their Parker Knoll Rocking chair.
A couple of chairs that I believe my customer 'rescued'. Re-upholstered in fabric supplied by the customer which I believe to be from Voyage.....quite a transformation from the original velvet covering.
Originally upholstered in leather, this corner sofa has been fully re-upholstered in a modern, hard-wearing velvet fabric from Ross Fabrics Pimlico range. A challenging job which took many hours of templating, cutting and sewing the new covers. Most definitely worth the effort though for job satisfaction but more importantly the delight of the customer 'Hi Raymond, I'm delighted with the sofa it looks fantastic'
Raymond Mackenzie, Upholsterer and Floor layer.