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Traditional Upholstery & Antique
“Quality is never an accident.”
Trained under master upholsterers, I have over 40 years experience working in a number of workshops, upholstering everything from modern lounge suites to custom-
During this time, my passion intensified for traditional upholstery. The methods and materials that past masters utilised have a life expectancy in excess of 100 years, which is why traditional upholstery is so valued. Disappointingly, these techniques are not being passed on, and as a consequence, many beautiful pieces are being bastardised. Original coil springs, horsehair, and coconut fibre is being replaced with foam, elastic webbing and staples.
My specialty is restoring pieces to original condition with an emphasis on detail and authenticity. The pool of traditionally restored antiques is getting smaller, therefore making the pieces that are restored with integrity and originality more valuable as time goes on.
I also make new custom-
During the restoration process, I take digital photos as proof that the work I do is authentic to the period the furniture was originally crafted. Copies of the photos are also provided to the client for provenance of the piece.
All workmanship is guaranteed. Quality is never an accident.
It is so magnificent that I find myself staring at it all the time, as you’d do when viewing artwork.
I really appreciate the craftsmanship you have put in, to restore them to their original elegance.
Ian is a master of his work and a craftsman.
Margaret JenningsMarjen Education Services
Ian's knowledge of fabrics and furniture is thorough and his advice and professional approach to the task is very encouraging.
Thank you, Ian, for unlocking the hidden beauty of my lucky find.
Dealing with Ian was a pleasure and he obviously takes great pride in his work.
A beautiful job
Passionate about his craft, he approaches his work with an enthusiasm that is evident in the quality of the finished product.
Michael and Dianne
Such craftsmanship, eye for detail and perfection is almost a lost art.