The Process

There are a number of ways designs can be produced, for example, the artist could design a repeat pattern that is printed directly onto fabric.

Lobster fabric

Alternatively, the original artwork could be printed onto the fabric as a single image which I then use to upholster the inside back of the chair, like a feature wall.

Because this is a collaboration, it’s vitally important that everyone is happy with the finished design.

All artists and designers continue to own their work and receive a commission from the sale of each piece.

The chairs are made in collaboration with Cassie Johnson of Prestwich Upholstery who previously taught upholstery at the UK’s leading modern upholstery school in Manchester.

Cassie Johnson of Prestwich Upholstery

Prestwich Upholstery offers bespoke upholstery, soft furnishings and restoration services to the north of Manchester and beyond. You can find out more here

If you’re an artist or designer interested in collaborating, drop me a line at ardea.upholstery@gmail.com