coffee shop, upholstery, homeware & gifts 
11 The Walk, Ipswich IP1 1EA 
T. 01473 289272 / 07816 468830 | email us 

upholstery and reupholstery at fishface 

We design and upholster one off pieces for our shop or on commission. We work collaboratively with our clients to create a unique piece of furniture or to sensitively restore a much loved antique. 
We have worked for various companies ranging from antique dealers, interior designers, shops, Restaurants as well as private commissions. We take on any project from footstalls, chairs, sofas to large commercial projects, traditional or modern.  
Developed over centuries, traditional upholstery involves a range of complex techniques rooted in different periods using elements such as springs, fibres, horsehair, cotton felt, buttoning and stitching. This technique involves craftsmanship, precision and a good eye for a perfect and enduring finish. 
Modern upholstery can involve cutting edge techniques and an expansive range of elements, including rubber foam, elastic and synthetic Dacron. The elements come in layers allowing for a faster application. 
And after all that, only then do we sit back with a glass of wine.... 
Contact Penny on 07816 468830 or email with pictures to receive a no-obligation quotation for your upholstery project. 
We believe that furniture plays an important role in people’s lives therefore we allow you plenty of time to make any decisions. 
How it works: 
EMAIL us a picture of the furniture with details of the measurements, its condition and your requirements. 
MEET US at our studio/shops where you can relax with a cappuccino and cake from our in house coffee shop or book us to do a home visit . We are there to discuss your ideas, the colours, the fabrics/styles, how often you use the furniture and their main purpose (to relax, to watch TV, to read a book or to look at). 
FABRICS - We show you samples of textiles from our library of fabric books or online. Alternatively we can use any fabric you supply yourself. 
PROPOSAL - We propose ideas on how the furniture will be revamped (shape, technique, materials and finishing). We will suggest which materials will be best for upholstery or loose coverings. It's your choice though and we are there to help. 
BOOKING - We will then book you in. If you are ordering the fabric from us we ask for this to be paid before we place the fabric order (clients get 10% off the fabric if using us). 
COMMERCIAL - we usually have a second meeting with you to propose the design and any further ideas. We listen to your suggestions and responses at all stages. 
PRODUCTION - At the studio we test the fabric on the furniture and you are welcome to visit the studio at any stage to follow the process. At this point, if we are happy with the fabric, we precede to completion. We will then contact you and organise collection or we can deliver to you. It's then yours to enjoy. 
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