By Celeste Higginbotham. Ulphostery Design. Published at Thursday, April 19th, 2018 - 13:02:44 PM.
Central to the appeal of this London sofa style is the emphasis placed on human comfort achieved through significant padding and stuffing around the frame or body of the sofa design. In many cases, traditional materials such as feather and down are used with a protective foam wrapping to ensure that the sofa maintains its shape with minimal maintenance required. As with many sofas designed in London during this period, innovative new stitching and stuffing techniques were required to achieve this result, which have since become standard practice within the upholstery profession.
In actual fact, London's upholsterers share a history with the tailors of Saville Row, whose technical expertise and guiding principles of discreet detail and fit were readily adopted by London Sofa designers in the 18th and 19th Century. Placing emphasis on attention to detail, upholsterers and tailors alike developed new techniques of sewing and stitching to accentuate the human form whether as a bespoke suit or a handcrafted sofa design.
When it comes to choosing upholstery fabric, there are so many factors that you need to take into consideration to ensure that you make the best decision based on your particular needs and requirements. Buying the wrong fabric can result in the item not enhancing the space and not working with your family needs, possibly leaving you with no choice but to change the fabric again in the near future.
Colour. In a sense, your options are limitless. Today's upholstery fabrics are available in virtually any colour, which is important because colour is typically the first consideration designers make when choosing upholstery fabric. Still, aside from how it fits with the colour of surrounding pieces, window coverings, and wall paint, the colour of your upholstery fabric can have a greater impact on the feel of a room. For example, in a smaller room less imposing colour can actually create the experience of space.
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