About Me

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.

Hi! I'm Fola

I reupholstered my first chair in 2015, a Parker Knoll on a course in Manchester. Since then I’ve loved learning more and more about my chosen craft. I work both on my own, and alongside other upholsterers constantly exploring and developing what I love.

So far, I’ve reupholstered over 50 armchairs, stools and small sofas, each one completely different. I like the idea of creating an exclusive, one off piece of furniture, something unique that you won’t find anywhere else.

I chose the name Square Two furniture for my business because after stripping the furniture down, I’m taking it on a stage – bringing it up to date and making it fit for life now.

So not ‘back to square one’, but onto square two.

"We are delighted with the quality of the work Fola did for us – the two Halabala chairs she repaired and reupholstered look amazing and have completely transformed the room they are in!”

Stefan, February 2018

"Excellent service, great work and a wonderful style."

Claire, April 2018

"Thanks Fola, you’ve made such a fantastic job on our treasured 1930’s three piece suite. Would truly recommend STF for any upholstery jobs you may be considering."

Caroline, August 2017

"We love the sofa so thanks so much for giving him a new lease of life. I’ve already recommended you to quite a few people…"

Lis, August 2018

"My wife and I are absolutely thrilled with the chair we bought from you a few weeks ago, and we are now looking for another piece to finish off our living room."

Jody, April 2018

"The service was excellent, with a very quick turnaround and the standard of workmanship top class. My sofa has been remodelled from 3 to 2 seats and is more comfortable and stylish looking than ever. I would highly recommend this service."

Danny, June 2018

My process

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.

Let’s talk!

Fola Working on Chair

Square Two Furniture Services

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.

REUPHOLSTER FURNITURE

I’ll work with you to give your old vintage chair or small sofa a new lease of life by having them professionally reupholstered and recovered.

BESPOKE FURNITURE

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.

READY TO BUY FURNITURE

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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