I’ve been a member of the team at Material Things for over 15 years. I specialise in re-upholstery and our bespoke upholstery service, working from a young age part time in an upholstery workshop to learn my trade and to really understand the furniture making process. Contrary to this, I studied contemporary music and (separately) business qualifications, but always had a penchant for textiles. I would often spend hours in our fabric room, creating fictional customers to design new room settings with their specifications. Since then I have worked to re-establish re-upholstery as an often better alternative to buying new furniture.
Time and again, our customers have made an investment, years ago, in some of the best furniture ever built, which makes the case for re-upholstery stronger than ever! Our re-upholstery department has grown to over double the size it was 10 years ago, and our reputation takes us all over the country (and abroad!) Over the next 10 years, I hope to be integral in growing the department even further.