What is commercial upholstery? By our definition, it means projects for a business or company, rather than an individual or family. We’ve been doing a lot of this in the past few months, for office buildings, apartment common areas, colleges and restaurants.
Typically in restaurants we get requests for booth or banquette seating, but recently we’ve been doing chairs and stools for some of our favorite eateries.
The Charthouse on Terwilliger Blvd had us redo the rolling easy chairs in their bar area. The brown vinyl covers were a custom run from Kravet to match the previous upholstery.
Hayes Cabinets hired us to create some upholstered wool cushions for the library common area in a new apartment building in the Kenton Neighborhood. The client selected a beautiful grey wool felt from Designtex to compliment the new cabinetry, and create a cozy space in the lobby.
Rudy’s Barbershop gave us the fun challenge of restoring the seats to several of their vintage barber chairs in both of their Portland area locations. We had to not only repair the damaged springs and padding (some of these chairs were built in the early 1950s) but to find a synthetic leather to match the existing vinyl or leather.
And don’t forget the “elephants” we did for the West Apartments at Lewis and Clark College.
We’re currently working with both Expatriate on NE 30th Ave. and Hale Pele on NE Broadway to update some of their bar seating, and can’t wait to share the finished results. And perhaps try them out with a fancy beverage in hand!