My life my passion
I started my upholstery career at the age of 16 in Putney London where I served a five year apprenticeship learning the skills of traditional upholstery & furniture making followed by another two years with the same company before I moved on to Clapham in London working again for a traditional upholstery shop.
As my passion grew the need to venture out on my own lead me to Fulham and Chelsea were the footwork began to find customers and make a name for myself.
After upholstering a number of chairs I started to get noticed and my phone started ringing, antique shop owners and interior designers that I had been recommended to were requesting upholstery work to be done. All timed perfectly well with the availability of a workshop in Fulham gas works an experience and opportunity that was landmark stepping stone to the rest of my career, To work with some of the most important and influential people in the furniture world I had the opportunity for many years to work alongside the most interesting and creative people you could ever ask to meet. I regularly worked on furniture for Olympia and Battersea antique fairs and shows and with interior designers on the most beautiful London homes.
As the years went on me and my partner decided to move from London out to the country. We stumbled across Tunbridge Wells, fell in love with the town and we opened our shop on Camden Road in 2003, allowing the public to come direct to us but still returning to London to collect furniture for my long standing clients.
We have now had our shop for 20 years with 36 years experience upholstering furniture and have become busier and busier, setting the standard for quality, precision and inventiveness from restoring furniture to its original condition or using a mix of period furniture and modern fabric.