Furniture re-upholstery & restoration

We re-upholster and restore modern, mid-century and antique furniture. Our expertise is in timber restoration, re-upholstery, structural repairs, and restoration of steel and other metal furniture. We undertake small and large restoration projects, and provide consultation in assessing the viability of restoration and refurbishment for commercial projects and heritage buildings. 

The restoration of valuable furniture requires commitment to the understanding of traditional techniques and quality craftsmanship. Lasse Kinnunen's furniture career began in his father's furniture company in Finland, where he developed valuable traditional furniture making and restoration skills. Today, in addition to producing new furniture, Lasse and Helena continue to work on the restoration and reupholstery of modern, mid-century and antique furniture. Having made hundreds of furniture pieces over the years we are now also seeing our customers bring these much-loved sofas and chairs for recovering. If you own a good quality furniture piece such as one from our deka range please enquire for how we can reupholster or restore it.

For more information on the restoration and re-upholstery of quality furniture pieces, please contact us. We also love to see people developing skills in furniture restoration so for information on our restoration and re-upholstery courses that we offer through our School of Furniture please visit our School of Furniture page.

Our restoration projects include:

Restoration and re-upholstery of Artek 402 chairs.

Artek 402 chair

Artek 402 chair closeup

Tapiovaara Pirkka table and bench restoration.

 Tapiovaara table and bench

Safari chair new straps and leather seat and back, timber restoration.

Safari chair restoration

Safari chair restoration

Bruno Mathsson Pernilla chair timber restoration and rewebbing.

Bruno Mathsson Pernilla chair

Bruno Mathsson Pernilla chair frame

Bruno Mathsson Eva chair timber restoration and rewebbing.

Bruno Mathsson Eva chair restored

Bruno Mathsson Eva chair frame restored

Artek extension table

Artek table restoration

Artek table restoration

Artek table restoration

 Hans Wegner GE375 lounge chair re-upholstery.

Wegner GE375 chair

Wegner GE385 chair

Reupholstery of 1970's Cassina Maralunga sofa designed by Vico Magistretti. With its unique backrest mechanism in order to reupholster this sofa knowledge of its complex internal construction is required. Also choosing the correct type of fabric that will suit the structure's movement is also important.

Cassina Maralunga sofa

Cassina Maralunga sofa reupholstery  Cassina Maralunga sofa reupholstery

Re-upholstery of Deka sofas and armchairs. With solid timber frames and good quality foams, our Deka sofas and armchairs are made to last. If the fabric wears or you would like to extend the life of your sofa by changing to a new fabric colour or texture, we can re-uphoster in a wide selection of fabrics and leathers. At the same time we will check the frame and see if the foams need replacing. Since we do all re-upholstery in-house you are guaranteed the same quality upholstery and attention to detail as with the original piece.

sofa re-upholstery

 Hans Wegner dining chairs. Fixing of loose timber joints, timber surface restoration and re-upholstery.

hans wegner restoration

hans wegner restoration

Mid-century office chair. Timber restoration and re-upholstery.

mid-century xhair restoration

Restoration of antiques including Gustav era antique chairs c. 1700's:

lasse kinnunen
(Lasse in Finland c. 1970s!)

Refurbishment and modification of furniture in Eliel Saarinen designed Marble Palace (Marmoripalatsi) in Helsinki. This required some work as some of the pieces, such as this sofa had been modified somewhere along the way, and since the building had heritage significance and was being restored, Lasse was asked to restore the furniture pieces to their original configuration. 



Re-upholstery of grandmother and grandfather chairs:

Before and after of Ilmari Tapiovaara chairs and table restoration:



Restoration of mid-century Scandinavian furniture including Hans Wegner:


Leather chair re-upholstery:

Restoration of Hans Wegner Heart chairs:



Restoration of a sewing desk that has sentimental value. Before and after.


Restoration and re-upholstery of our Markus chairs after 10 years of service
in a medical suite waiting area. Before and after:



Restoration of a late 19th century antique solid timber tilt-top table with drop leaves. This table had been in storage and exposed to the elements so it was in terrible condition. The veneer on the top edging and base had peeled away and the tilt and drop mechanisms were damaged. Lasse restored it by matching and replacing the veneers, repairing the structural damage and restoring the solid timber.

Before restoration:


After restoration:


Plus many others such as:
- Re-upholstery of Deka sofas and chairs and Italian B&B sofas;
- Re-webbing and restoration of Alvar Aalto Artek chairs;
- Structural repair and restoration of Hans Wegner and other mid-century chairs and tables.
- Restoration of furniture in Helsinki's Torni hotel and Palace restaurant;
- Restoration of furniture in restaurants, bars and hotels in Queensland;
- Restoration and re-upholstery of furniture in medical suites and offices;
- Modification of chairs including adding arms; and
- Restoration of timber veneer on desks, tables and cabinets.