Strathvale Furnishings Upholstery Workshop, based in Forfar, Angus, Scotland

Scandinavian renovations and recovering in the finest
Scottish leathers.

Why recover?

Our order book is into March 2018 and we will be retiring at the end of March2018.

We will only be doing small repairs such as springs in the seats or re-foaming until then.

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Ekornes chairs, in our opinion, are one of the best on the market and many are still in use 10 to 20 odd years later. Unfortunately the leather wears out and the foams under the leather collapse.

The 2 Royal chairs to the right have been renovated and recovered with a 2 tone look.

The frames on thes chairs are normally in good condition but should they require a repair this is done in our own workshop be it broken wood work, broken welds and springs. All glides, Glide rings and bolts that we use are genuine Ekornes parts

Ekornes uses soft foam in the manufacture  ( mentioned on its own web site ) which is fine for short periods but with all soft foam resilience does not last for ever and this causes the leather to stretch.

We uprate the foams underneath which gives a firmer feel but will stay firmer for years.

We give a 3 year warranty on our workmanship and leather, our terms and conditions apply.

Each customer is given a leather care kit in its own leather pouch and can be used if needed if going to buy accessories to match the new colour.

Normally we use 3 types of leather, Caledonian 20 20, which have a smooth finish and Ingleston which has a slight grain and Grampian which has a thicker grain. These are protected leathers and top split leathers,to know more about leather click onto the Andrew Muirhead logo.The leather we use in our recovers is completely different, from the leather used in most shop bought furniture, once you have seen and felt the leather samples you will appreciate the difference.

Over the years we have had chairs and complete suites from as far away as Cornwall to the Shetland Islands in our workshop and all parts of the UK inbetween. We have also had cushions sent from a few places in the USA to be re-covered in Scottish leather.

If your chair is looking a bit sad give us a call and discuss more on how to bring back your chair or suite to better than shop bought condition.

This is a Bespoke Ekornes Montana sofa.

Our customer in Dorset designed the shape and made the frame.

We cut the foam and upholstered in Sateen Paprika leather.

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Bespoke Ekornes Montana sofa upholstered by Strathvale Furnishing in the finest Sateen Paprika leather
After
2 Ekornes Stressless Mayfairs
Re-covered in Caledonian 20 20 Titian
Scottish leather.

Hard at work at Strathvale Furnishing preparing the leather for a bespoke Ekornes Montana sofa
Templates
This is the back of the leather where the many templates
for a chair are placed. They are then marked around with a
felt pen. Then each panel is cut.

Tired fabric on a pair of Ekornes Stressless Royales before re-upholstery by Strathvale Furnishing
Before
Ekornes Stressless Royales
30 years old in original fabric

Modern fabric fitted by Strathvale Furnishing of Forfar to a pair of Ekornes Stressless Royales
After
Re-upholstered and renovated in modern fabric
with plain black fabric on the externals of the chairs with the stools in same fabric. These chairs have detachable head rests

old style Ekorness stressless with petal feet 25 years plus chairs arrive from England Wales Scotland Ireland
Before
An old style Ekornes Stressless with Petal feet with
a well loved look

Ekorness stressles renovated with wood work cleanes and beeswaxed
After
Re-upholstered in Ingleston Butterscotch coloured leather
going back to our customer in Linlithgow.

Tired white leather Ekornes stressless Westminster before re-covering by Strathvale Furnishing
Before
In a worn out state

Gorgeous Ekornes Stressless Westminster re-covered by Strathvale Furnishing in Sateen Paprika leather
After
Ekornes Stressless Westminster
Renovated and re-upholstered in Sateen Paprika

Well worn Ekornes stressless Rio 2 Before
Ekornes Stressless Rio seater ( well loved )

Fantastic work renovating and recovering this Ekornes stressless Rio in Scottish leather
After
Re-upholstered in Ingleston Ginger and going home
to our customer in Chester

Stunning top quality Sateen Black leather finishes Ekornes armchairs and stools perfectly
After
Ekornes Stressless Kensington
Renovated in Sateen Black

Ekornes stressless Eagle chairs re-upholstered by Strathvale Furnishing in elegant Ingelston Mulberry leather
After
Ekornes Stressless Eagle
Renovated in Engelston Mulberry

Ekornes stressless Royale in a fantastic new colour Ingleston Neptune delivered to North Ayrshire
After
Ekornes Stressless Royale
  recovered in Ingleston Neptune coloured leather
Delivered to our customer in North Ayrshire

Ekornes stressless Titan in Caledonian Black leather by Strathvale Furnishings of Forfar
After
Renovated in Scottish leather Caledonian Black
and delivered to our customer in Aberdeen

Torn leather on Ekornes stressless President armchair before re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing
Before
Ekornes Stressless President
This chair was attacked by a hungry dog.

Ekornes stressless President armchair re-upholstered by Strathvale Furnishing in Sateen Black with new mahogany woodwork
After
Same chair renovated and re-upholstered in
Sateen Black but we also changed the
wooden base from teak to mahogany

Ekornes Stressless President re-upholstered by Strathvale Furnishing in top quality Ingleston Mulberry leather
After
Ekornes Stressless President renovated
and re-upholstered in Ingleston Mulberry

Ekornes Stressless Cordoba re-upholstered by Strathvale Furnishing in top quality Ingleston Mulberry leather
After
one of a pair of  Ekornes Stressless Cordoba
sofas renovated andre-upholstered
in Ingleston Mulberry

Torn leather on Ekornes Stressless Prince armchair before re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing
Before
One of a pair of Ekornes Stressless Prince chairs

Ekornes Stressless Prince re-upholstered by Strathvale Furnishing in premium quality Gothic leather for London based client
After
Renovated and re-upholstered in Gothic leather
and going back to London
One chair has been fitted with a riser ring.

Montana cushions renovated and re-upholstered in Russian blue Scottish leather by Strathvale Furnishing
After
Montana cushions renovated and re-upholstered
in Scottish leather, Russian blue colour.

Renovated and re-upholstered Montana cushions ready for despatch from Strathvale Furnishing
Dispatch area
Montana cushions ready for pickup by
SilverSprint Transport, to Enfield in Middlesex.

>Ekornes Stressless Mayfair armchairs lovingly restored and re-upholstered by Strathvale Furnishing
After
Ekornes Stressless Mayfairs in Pillar box Red
With detachable headrests

Several Ekornes armchairs waiting for re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing
Arrival storage area
Ekornes Stressless ready for re-covering from all
parts of the UK

Old foam undergoing replacement by Strathvale Furnishing of Forfar, Scotland.
Repairs

In our renovations we renew all worn out parts. On
the left is old rotten foam, discoloured with sweat
that has gone through the leather. On the right the
foam has been replaced to original specifications.

Strathvale Furnishing repair broken wooden components from Ekornes Stressless armchairs
Repairs
This is a common Ekornes Stressless problem
where one or both legs come loose.Easily repaired.

 

Ekornes wooden base repairs undertaken by Strathvale Furnishing of Forfar
Repairs
Another problem is the wafer joint in the
circular base which opens up

Strathvale Furnishing repair broken springs and torn foam for Ekornes stressless armchairs
Repairs
This is a common problem when the springs break
and the foam is torn. We have a method of
repairing the seats.

Carefully restored Ekornes Stressless Cordoba by Strathvale Furnishing, finished in top quality Sateen Chocolate leather
After
Ekornes Stressless Cordoba
2 seater in Sateen Chocolate

Several Ekornes armchairs renovated and re-covered in Sateen Chocalate by Strathvale Furnishing
After
2 Ekornes Stressless Captains and 1 President
renovated and re-covered in Sateen Chocalate

Ekornes Montana suite fully restored by Strathvale Furnishing with the finest Sateen Heather leather
After
This Montana suite has been completely
renovated in the new range of Sateen Heather
colour of leather.The woodwork which was sun
faded has also been re-stained back to the
original colour by Albanach carpentry

Ekornes stressless Admiral in Caledonian Silver coloured leather by Strathvale Furnishings of Forfar delivered to Glasgow
After
Stressless Admiral recovered in Caledonian Silver
Pearl coloured leather, one of the first Ekornes chairs
with the petal feet. Delivered to our customer in Glasgow.

EKjan27 Before
Ekornes Stressless Royale
another well loved chair in for recover,
this one came up from Norfolk

EKjan27A
After
These Ekornes Stressless recovered in
Atlantic green leather and going back to our
customer in Kilmacolm.

Ekornes stressless Phoenix 2 Seater requiring re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing
Before
Ekornes Phoenix 2 Seater

Stunning re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing using top quality Scottish leather transformed this elegant Ekornes stressless Phoenix
After
Re-covered in Sateen Mocha

Tired Ekornes Stressless Admiral before superb re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing
Before
Ekornes Stressless Admiral

Ekornes Stressless Admiral after re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing ready to go to london
After
Renovated and re-covered and delivered to
London

Ekornes Stressless Captain armchairs before re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing
Before
2 Ekornes Stressless Captains in fabric and a Prince

Re-covered Ekornes Stressless Captains in Premium Scottish Leather by Strathvale Furnishing
After
Now re-covered in Scottish leather

Worn out Ekornes Stressless Rio before re-covering by Strathvale Furnishing of Forfar, Scotland
Before
Ekornes Stressless Rio
Older style office chair in worn out condition

Stunning Ekornes Stressless Rio after re-upholstering by Strathvale Furnishing bound for York
After
Renovated and re-covered in Scottish leather and
delivered to York

Tatty Ekornes Stressless Vegas requiring restoration
Before
Ekornes Stressless Vegas
One chair in sad condition this has to be the worst
chair that has come into our workshop.
Remember we can repair all parts on an Ekornes chair

Elegant Ekornes Stressless Vegas renovated by Strathvale Furnishing using finest quality Scottish Leather
After
Totally renovated and re-covered in Ingelston
Mulberry and going back to Bournemouth in Dorset

Contact Details

  • Strathvale Furnishings Upholstery Wksp
    Ivy Cottage
    Benzil
    Forfar
    Angus  DD8 3NJ
  • Tel - 01307 461957

Email us at:
enquiries@strathvalefurnishings.co.uk