Upholstery refers to the artisanal craft of fabric furnishing, the art of providing furniture with an often incredibly complex series of padding, springs, and coverings formed of fabric or leather.
It can also signify the materials themselves. It’s a common belief that the craft of upholstery evolved from tent making and existed before the Ancient Egyptian era. It became recognised in the Middle Ages when the wealthy would adorn their homes with pieces such as padded cushions, ornate wall hangings, as well as the well-known four poster beds with decorative drapery.
At Ateliers London, we understand the importance of the visual aesthetic of a furniture piece but never compromise on comfort.We combine style and form with carefully crafted interior elements that create comfort and longevity. Good quality furniture is not only about being visually striking, but also about being functional and hardwearing. This is why we take pride in working with the best materials to provide the highest quality upholstery. We love nothing more than discussing the intricate stages of upholstery with our clients, from foam or down selection to springs and fabric choice. This enables us to collaborate effectively with interior designers, creating not only pieces that meet the brief but that will stand the test of time, helping our clients to make more sustainable interiors.