It’s dirty, dusty usually smelly and often backbreaking work, but I love reupholstering old chairs. Having a job that requires me to rip fabric, unscrew legs, write on chairs, take off arms and generally create havoc, before I put it all back together again is fantastic. It’s fun!
As you’ll see, I particularly love mid century chairs, and looking ‘under the bonnet’ discovering how they are constructed. Whilst it can often be difficult and frustrating at times, it is so rewarding to take something sad and uninspiring and transform it into a thing of beauty; something that is fit to take centre stage in the smartest of homes.
I’m a vintage/mid century furniture obsessive!
I upholstered my first chair in 2015, and since then I have enjoyed learning more and more about my chosen craft.
Because I enjoy searching for and using unique fabric where I can, each project is completely different.
I like the idea of creating a unique one piece of furniture that you won’t find elsewhere. A vintage chair with modern upholstery and furniture is a match made in heaven.
I particularly like vintage and mid century pieces because of their longevity. This furniture was built to last, with solid wooden frames that most modern furniture doesn’t have. Of course, I love the style of the era too.
Square Two because each chair is not going back to square one, but onto square two! It’s stripped down to the frame and built up using appropriate materials and fabrics, ready for it’s next phase of life.
Where necessary, I strip the chair down to the bare frame and do any repairs, before building the furniture back up with new fillings and finally recovering. I’m an ardent believer in doing what I can to divert goods and resources from landfill, so I often use roll ends and discontinued fabrics.
I can also source chairs, for customers and help you find and create something truly special.
I live and work in Manchester and offer a pick up and delivery service within a 10 mile radius. For anything further afield, I use tried and trusted couriers.
Square Two Furniture is a reupholstery service and vintage furniture seller. Based in Manchester, I specialise in 20th century armchairs and small sofas, particularly mid century (1950-1970) pieces.
I source chairs from all over the UK and Europe; specifically Germany, Hungary and Poland.
Want something vintage, but can’t find exactly what you like? Pick a chair frame from the selection, and together we can customise it with the perfect fabric for you.
I have a selection of chairs that have been stripped back to the frame, repaired where needed, reupholstered and recovered and that are now ready for sale.
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