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It’s not often that people are privy to what goes on behind the scenes. Here’s a selection of our recent projects that can take you on a voyage through traditional to modern upholstery techniques.
Regency sofa, built in traditional upholstery techniques (2018).
We were approached by a client who had had this frame lovingly restored over the course of four years. There were unfortunately no images of the original sofa, so Roads2Joya took on the task of conceptualising the build using the frame as a guide. The final product was stuffed using coir (coconut) fibre - an environmentally friendly option - and hand-stitched to give shape and definition. Finished in a 100% silk damask fabric, with feather and down cushions.
Original 1960’s Lebanese Chair, upholstered in collaboration with Maddux Creative (2018).
We were approached Maddux Creative to bring alive their idea this conceptual art piece. Roads2Joya produced a fully tailored and hand-stitched fixed cover using fabric made from woven recycled plastic, and embellished by artist Jo LeGleud of Maddux Creative.
Bespoke banquette seating designed for Level Six, Peckham (2018).
A large part of our process involves sketching and design of bespoke pieces to fit the space. Level 6 approached us asking for multifunctional seating that could also increase their storage capacity. The finished product was an assortment of built in and moveable units handcrafted by local Peckham craftspeople, topped with velvet fixed upholstery and Ghanaian wax relief cushions.
Original 1960’s fibre glass tub frame, redesigned and then built in modern techniques and upholstered in cream leather (2017).
A much loved piece brought to us for a full redesign; the original shape had completely deteriorated leaving only the fibreglass shell. Our client had found images of modern tub chairs that she liked, and wanted us to create a new welted design. The process involved rebuilding the cracked fibreglass frame and insetting bent metal wires for the welts (using repurposed bike parts!). We then built up layers of foam to create shape, and then templated the pattern to tailor the leather cover, creating this sleek end result.
Childs chair built in traditional stuff and stitch technique (2017).
A cherished heirloom passed down through four generations which the client wanted traditionally restored to it’s original splendour. Stuff and stitch techniques create a well-defined shape, finished in an antique fabric provided by the client.