Bespoke Modern and Traditional Upholstery by Tori Ellaway

Every piece of furniture is unique, as is every person’s taste. Upholstori offers a range of services to help you restore or totally reimagine your furniture, new or old. 

Tori is an Independent upholsterer based in Stoke Newington, a member of Sit Collective in Leytonstone – a cooperatively run upholstery workshop based in Laytonstone, and an Associate member of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF).


Traditional Upholstery

This is how things have been done since the Middle Ages - it involves beautiful materials like springs, natural fibres such as cotton and flax, and horsehair for that luxury feel. If you have a chair that was made before 1950, it’s likely to have been built using traditional techniques, where all of the materials are hand-stitched together, layer by layer, to form the shape of the chair. These techniques are slower than modern processes, but are true craft techniques. 



Furniture from the mid-twentieth century onwards starting using different materials like foams, pads and spring units to form the shapes of chairs. If you’ve got a mid-century chair or something a bit more modern that needs a bit of a refresh, we can help with that. 



A cushion can make a huge difference to a piece of furniture or room. We can make bespoke scatter cushions, bolsters, floor cushions - whatever is needed to add that little something extra to your decor. 


Get in touch

If you have a piece of furniture that needs sprucing up or revamping, send me a message below with a little about your piece of furniture, and I’ll get back to you with a quote. I can also offer style advice, and information about fabric purchasing.




Tori Ellaway
Sit Collective
374 Grove Green Road
E11 4AP