Repairs to Chairs, and other leather goods
Leather goods if properly made are extremely durable, and have a long life. However occasions do arise when they might need repairing or restoration. Whether it is down to general wear and tear, mistreatment, or other damage, I can repair many leather goods. Most people would expect a saddler to be able to repair bags, belts and other leather accessories, but not so many realise I can also repair a wide range of leather chairs. Because I stitch by hand I can do work that is difficult or impossible to restitch on a machine, or if the item is in a fragile condition.
Each repair will have different requirements. Some bring an item back into daily use, some preserve an item that has emotional memories for you. In each case I will discuss the reasons and options with you before I proceed with any work.
Have a query about what repairs I can do, complete my contact form with your questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
The following are examples of work that I have done both small running repairs, through to making completely new leather panels for chairs.
Refurbished Rudolf Szedlecsky Chair
Emeriti Cricket Club Records Case
Le Corbusier LC1 Lounge chairs with new hair on hide panels
Kaare Klint Safari Chair
The new straps ready to be fitted. I was able to reuse the original screws and fittings, always a nice touch if you can.
Refurbished Mufti Shikari Chairs
I was asked to refurbish the seats and backs of two Mufti Shikari Chairs by Michael d’Souza. The chairs had been left exposed to the elements for a long period of time, and all the leather needed replacing. As did some of the wood work, but that was someone else’s job.
Stitching one of the new back panels for one of the Mufti Shikari Chairs by Michael d’Souza.