A Begère four piece suite has occupied the workshop this week as we completely refurbished the the whole set. We first took everything apart, all the way back to the original frames, then got to work on the woodwork. The unique beauty of Begère furniture is the exposed natural wood frames. As this style of furniture is from the early 20th century, it often needs repairs when it comes round to restoring it. Specialist repair was needed to restore it to as-new condition. Traditional French techniques were put into use as period furniture must be treated with respect. This was also crucial to ensure the whole suite was restored to it's former glory.
The next step was quite similar to any other job, as we were re-creating the cushions to the high standard they were originally made at. This involved making seat cushions out of "Reflex" stuffing, and back cushions with a "Fibre-Fill" stuffing, both of which are flame retardent. The seat cushions were then wrapped in a secondary casing comprising of Dacron and stockinette, the "Reflex" material inside also holds a ten year guarantee. The exterior of the sofa and the cushion covers were made out of flame retardent "Warwick" flatware striped fabric. This was a task that required meticulous attention to detail to ensure the perfect pattern matching was achieved.
The customers said it was "magnificent and absolutely beautiful" when we delivered it. They were also kind enough to send us an email later in the day saying "Our Begère suite looks fantastic! Thanks again to you and your team." What a wonderful end to the week, very happy clients mean very happy upholsterers.
They also left us a review on our Which? Trusted Traders page, which you can read below:
Customer Service 5/5
We had a four piece Bergere suite re-upholstered and sections of the cane repaired/replaced. The result was fantastic. Service was friendly, efficient, professional and knowledgeable."
P, Essex 09/12/2016