Cornwall LivingIssue #100
Restore and renew
With the help of the experts at P&C Upholstery we learn that bringing new life to loved furniture can transform your home.
There have been recent moves across Europe to move from a throwaway culture to a more circular economy. Sadly, Covid-19 has set us back somewhat but there are still ways that we can each do our bit to help. Take your furniture, for example. Ask yourself, do you really need to replace your sofa with a brand new one just because the cover is slightly worn? Is it essential that you purchase a new easy chair, wrapped and packed in plastic and polystyrene, oft-made from inferior timber to keep the cost down, while your old one goes to landfill?
For P&C Upholstery, a family company spanning three generations of the finest craftsmen, the answer would be a resounding no! Using either traditional or modern techniques, they can breathe new life back into your favourite piece of furniture, whilst retaining its characteristic qualities. They upholster to high exacting standards which mean that their work lasts for many more comfortable years.
You’ll often find that older furniture is made to a higher standard and uses higher quality materials. Wear and tear on fabric and stuffing is inevitable, but with the right skills, these can easily be replaced. The same with springs and webbing, you will be amazed at how skilled upholsterers can make even the most shabby and uncomfortable chair a dream to sit in once more. And when the structure of your furniture has been rebuilt, there is an endless choice of beautiful fabrics to add that final flourish.
Another important factor with re-upholstery is the need for a good understanding of the original manufacture. Mid-century modern is seeing a resurgence in this sector with names such as Ercol and Stag being much sought-after pieces. The craftsmen at P&C Upholstery are able to use their skill and product knowledge to create sympathetic restorations with excellent attention to detail on these and antique pieces.
And their expertise doesn’t stop there. The company can also undertake commercial contract work, from bespoke banquette seating and handcrafted headboards to the finishing touches of curtains, roman blinds and made-to-measure pelmets. So, if you have a much-loved piece of furniture that deserves a new lease of life or a new project idea, be sure to get in touch for a quote.
P&C Upholstery is a member of The Association of Master Upholsterers. This means that its work, premises and insurances are thoroughly vetted to ensure it operates to a standard that maintains the integrity of the craft. This gives customers additional confidence that all work carried out will be to a high standard.