Today, each piece is already an original and that is how we see it. Two professions are combined in this activity, artisticjoinery and upholstery. From the perspective of joinery we strive to preserve all wooden parts, which undergo petrification and re-finishing. From the upholstery perspective the process is more complicated, because the life of the upholstery fabrics and cushioning material is already expired. Frequently the upholstery of the furniture was changed several times during the life of the furniture, so it is hard to tell, what it looked like in the beginning. If at all possible, we adhere to the restoration ethics and select materials and fabrics, which reflect the periodand original condition as much as possible.
Restoration of period furniture
Manual work, traditional processes and the best materials.
Pro restoration process
manually, thoroughly and with the best materials
The surface finish of the best preserved parts is only refreshed (shellac, spirit varnish, staining), when the minor scratches or imperfections are maintained as a sign of the age. Parts showing the most damage, or affected by wood-destroying insects, go through complete manual restoration. It includes the removal of the original paints with scraper, sanding, reinforcement of the wood (petrification with pine resin), staining and final surface finish applied with a brush (mostly shellac).
The restoration of upholstery is different for each piece, always respecting its unique character and the estimated final price. For ordinary chairs we use modern materials, while unique seating sets get original materials without compromise. We try to preserve the original springs, reinforced with straps, in the seating furniture. The look of fabrics in the as-found condition often does not match the original, therefore we try to preserve it only roughly and with some pieces we experiment.
We finish most of the wooden parts with shellac polish. On wood it creates a matt or glossy transparent satin finish, resilient, hard and pleasant to the touch. After complex and long-term survey of the Czech market with fabrics, in order to establish quality standards, we opted for fabrics from Great Britain. The processing and design of these fabrics unfortunately trumps the local production.
Repair of basketwork chairs and armchairs
Do you won an old chair or rocking chair with damaged basketwork? Is the wicker work of your favourite chair broken, or does it show other damage? We manually restore thonet chairs and armchairs with new basketwork, so your chair or armchair provides comfortable and adaptable seating for your pleasure.
we renovate manually and maintain the history of the product using the best materials
Each piece of furniture has its own history, sometimes very complex and dramatic, sometimes peaceful. But never ordinary. In the time of creation it was distinctive and quality furniture. The owners knew it. We move its story further, sometimes just by pushing it along, sometimes breathing new life into it. It is only up to you, how the story continues.