Even the finest furniture will start to show signs of wear over time. My sofa and chair reupholstery service based in Suffolk UK, will transform ageing and shabby sofas, chairs and furnishings, recapturing their original beauty with the replacement fabric of your choice.
The secret to quality upholstery lies in meticulous attention to detail, while respecting the work and proportions of the original maker. I take care to follow the pattern when laying on new fabric to ensure that it matches precisely, right down to the valances.
I will breathe new life into antique heirlooms and treasured contemporary classics alike. Whether it’s traditional Victorian horse-hair work or the latest modern techniques, your furniture is safe in my hands.
"Once again many thanks for the superb job on the 6 pieces that you have just done - my wife & I are absolutely delighted with them and we really appreciate you doing them so quickly. We are already recommending you to as many of our friends as possible.”
"We are really pleased with the work undertaken for us by Fusion Furniture. We have used their services on a couple of occasions now: once to reupholster a Victorian drop arm sofa and on another occasion to upholster a chest and a stool. We have found them to be efficient, delivering to agreed timescales and providing really helpful advice and assistance. We would definitely use their services again and have no hesitation in recommending them to family and friends.”
"We met Fusion Furniture on their stand at the Suffolk show 2006 and were impressed by their workmanship. So when our four piece suite was ready for recovering we contacted them. Their help and advice was second to none. We are delighted with the end result.”
The photo gallery below shows the step-by-step restoration of a classic Victorian Chesterfield sofa. Click through the pictures and you’ll get a clear idea of the quality and thoroughness of our working practices. When we restore a piece of furniture we make it our mission to recapture the spirit of the original piece. With a discerning eye for detail and a confident command of traditional surface-finishing techniques, we can guarantee a superb result.
A classic Victorian Chesterfield with turned legs. In need of complete restoration.
The underneath of the sofa shows how the springing has collapsed. We will remove all this and start again with coil springs and horse hair and fibre.
The seat of the sofa is now removed showing the quality of the frame underneath. The back is also in need of re-springing, so we will remove the old springs and replace them in time-honoured way.
Now we see the bones of the sofa. Made in the late 1800s this sofa, when restored will last for generations to come. At this stage of the process, any frame repairs would be carried out.
And so we begin the rebuilding process with new soft back springs tied into hessian just as the original Victorian craftsmen would have done.
After the layers of fibre and hair with cotton felt are applied the fabric can be put on with the deep buttoning, worked by hand to create lasting quality.
Now we sew in by hand the coil springs for the seat and tie them so they can’t move.
Another picture of the seat springing being put in place with cane to form the front edge. Cane has the flexibility to move without breaking. All this work is done by hand.
The springs are covered with heavy-weight hessian and individually sewn in. A gutter is formed near the front of the seat to stop the front falling back. The gutter is then filled with fibre (a type of grass).
The seat is covered with hair and the front roll edge is formed with the hessian to support the front of the seat.
The final cover is applied and the cushions are made to bring this deep-buttoned Victorian Chesterfield back to its original glory.
The final thing to point out is that this particular sofa has an end that drops to allow you to put your feet up.