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Traditional and modern upholstery

A modern upholstery service in East London

Modern upholstery techniques have evolved to incorporate a variety of materials and methods that prioritise efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and a contemporary aesthetic. Here are some key aspects of modern upholstery techniques.

Modern upholstery process

Our modern upholstery process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your furniture. We carefully disassemble and inspect each piece, replacing worn-out or damaged components. We meticulously measure and cut high-density foam to fit precisely, ensuring optimal comfort and support.

The foam is then expertly layered and upholstered with a fabric of your choice. We offer a wide range of materials from a huge variety of manufacturers ranging from luxurious velvets to durable hand-loomed tweed and are here to advise.

Frame Construction

While hardwood frames are still used in modern upholstery, you may also find frames made from engineered wood, metal, Fibreglass or polystyrene for lighter and more cost-effective options. Injection moulded foam shapes are also used to emphasise curves and organic forms.


Modern upholstery often utilises sinuous springs or zigzag springs for the seat foundation. These springs are often machine-attached to the frame or attached using clips, providing support in a more cost-efficient and time-saving manner compared to hand-tied traditional springs

Webbing and Tying

Elastic webbing is a common choice for support in modern upholstery. This material is stretched across the frame and secured with clips or staples, offering a flexible and durable foundation. This method is faster than hand-tying and can be easily adapted for mass production.

Padding Materials

Synthetic materials like foam, polyester, and poly-wadding are widely used in modern upholstery as well as modern interpretations of traditional materials such as rubberised hair. These materials provide comfort, and durability and often replace the need for springing. The use of foam allows for greater design flexibility and quicker production.

Foam-based upholstery

Foam offers a wider range of design possibilities. Its versatility allows for sleeker, more streamlined designs, perfect for modern aesthetics characterised by clean lines and minimalist appeal. It comes in a variety of thicknesses and densities which can be laminated to create different levels of comfort. 

Alternative materials and versatility

Modern upholstery may also incorporate alternative materials like plastic, plywood, OSB, cardboard or metal in addition to traditional wood. This allows for more innovative and lightweight designs and shapes.

Modern Upholstery Portfolio

Examples modern upholstery from our portfolio:

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