"Restore or rejuvenate a piece of your existing furniture - a sofa, chair or a much loved antique. Alternatively create an entirely new piece using one of our reclaimed frames. Whatever the requirements we will work closely with our customers throughout the entire process from consultation to design and manufacture."
Urban Upholstery Ltd is an upholstery and design company founded in 2007 by Andrea Simonutti and Patrizia Sottile. Andrea is a highly experienced upholsterer and Patrizia is an architect and artist. They offer various services from traditional upholstery of classical pieces to modern upholstery of designed pieces (Alvaro Aalto, Robin Day), from developing prototypes with contemporary designers to create their own furniture.
The business provides a tailored upholstery service to private and commercial clients offering upholstery and design consultation. They actively promote personalised service to discerning clients who consider the environment when selecting their furniture. They take time to understand the customer’s specific requirements and design bespoke pieces that reflect individual style.
Urban Upholstery has created a collection of one-off pieces, available to buy at their shop in De Beauvoir Town, London, UK. Their range of furniture are made from reclaimed and discarded pieces using design fabrics and craftsmanship at their best.
Urban Upholstery has an expanding group of customers, situated in and around London, including several large organisations.
Urban Upholstery's work has exhibited at London's Craft Central, Eco Design Fair, Decorex 09, London Design Festival, Top Drawer 2011, Tent London 2012 and featured by Homes and Gardens, Elle Decoration, Idfx, WSGN, Living Etc. Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph and various blogs.
Andrea Simonutti, founder and general manager of the company, previously worked as freelance upholsterer for top firms, with clients including the Gianni Versace Group, the London University and a range of antique dealers and designers.
This place is a real find and the two are owners are totally tuned in to making fresh looking, great quailty furniture. I took an old chair to be recovered and was hoping for some ideas. They gave me loads of help and advice and put up with all my indecision with great patience. The final result looked brilliant, was completely original, and had old-school quality and craftmanship. Its the kind of shop you think doesn't exist in London anymore. I'd certainly use them again no hesitation.Read More
18 Jan 2009
We took Andrea on what at first seems like an impossible road : re-upholster an old armchair with .. African boubou fabric !!!! He was very skeptical at first and rightly so : African fabric is meant to be used for dresses not armchairs !!! But Andrea doesnt give up and never says no to a challenge, we spent some very interesting hours together in the African shops in Hackney market and theWe took Andrea on what at first seems like an impossible road : re-upholster an old armchair with ..... African boubou fabric !!!! He was very skeptical at first and rightly so : African fabric is meant to be used for dresses not armchairs !!! But Andrea doesnt give up and never says no to a challenge, we spent some very interesting hours together in the African shops in Hackney market and the result is absolutely amazing, not only our armchair has a totally new beautiful life ahead of him, but we made a friend in the process !!! Oli & LudovicRead More