Claire Platten studied Fine Art at University, had a successful career in marketing and graphic design before re-training as an upholsterer. Whilst working on furniture commissions, Claire also produces on her own eclectic collection. Using modern and traditional techniques, she uses her experience with art, design, and craft to create unique pieces of furniture.
I trained and studied with the Association of Master Upholsterers, at the Cass Art Faculty of Design, in the east end of London.
After five years of studying; learning upholstery, wood restoration and soft furnishings, I started my own small business. A new journey began, for me and my two children (left).
Each project is collaborative, whether it's a modern chair or antique sofa, I work with my client to create the perfect piece for their home.
Cheap, conveyor-belt type furniture has a limited life span. The quality of the upholstery can mean the difference between lasting two years or forty years. Craftsmanship is important to me and I believe furniture should last decades.
My vision is to produce one-off pieces of furniture, whether it's a family heirloom, a beloved old friend or a new modern piece. The aim is to make sure it looks amazing in your house and no one else has the same!