The London Chair Collective

Upholstery by Carol Mandeville


I have completely enjoyed a 4-year exploration of chair upholstery and design. Why and how is another story and I will let the chairs I have worked on speak for themselves.

The trick with chairs, as I see it, is to find the right balance between comfort (or not Victorian's seemed to do without it) shape (mid-century modern sleek or curvy Edwardian excess) fabric (William Morris vines, Marvic toiles, O & L sales, Sanderson zeitgeist or Camira felt all have a chair that needs to be covered in them) colour (raspberry or pink or cranberry or whatever you want to call it the Bute Braemar below is going to warm up any room it lives in!) and owner (not all want to follow me down this path but those that do have been wonderful, thank you all).

Carol has an MA in Textiles from Goldsmiths College and lives and works in leafy Brockley.

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Carol Mandeville

1970's Parker Knoll 'Concorde' armchairs covered in Bute Braemar
Bentwood cafe chairs covered in Camira Blazer
1970's Parker Knoll 'Concorde' armchairs covered in Bute Braemar Bentwood cafe chairs covered in Camira Blazer





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