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Antonia Clare Grant

Antonia Clare Grant Upholsterer
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Sustainable furniture

  • • Antonia wants to bring change with her atelier
  • • Sustainability and equality define her work
  • • She believes furniture should be adapted to people

Antonia Clare Grant was led to upholstery by first studying narrative environments and considering the emotional connection between humans and objects. “When someone sits on a piece of furniture, they coexist with that piece of furniture” she says, describing an intersection of experiences. It is that acute awareness of the importance of furniture that led her to create The Furniture Upcycler, an atelier committed to adapting the object to its owner to make it a perfect match. As well as promoting sustainability by upholstering furniture instead of buying new, she believes that everyone should have access to well-fitted furniture regardless of their income: furniture should be as unique as every person, and good furniture should always be accessible.

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Home office chair seat base

The cushion of this chair was modified to accommodate the client who needed a higher seat for better posture. Antonia Clare Grant removed the old seat pad that had collapsed, reformed the seat using latex memory foam, covered it with linen to support the shape, and finally covered it with Manipur velvet. The chair is now higher while keeping its classic aspect.

Length 90 cm
Width 85 cm
Height 7 cm

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Daisy scatter cushions

These round feather-filled daisy shaped scatter cushions by Antonia Clare Grant were created as an alternative to back support sofa cushions. Made of yellow velvet, they can also be scaled up to 300cm using memory foam and feather internal topper layer for a soft enveloping support.

Diameter 60 cm
Diameter 40 cm

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Office reading 2 seater sofa

This sofa was reupholstered by Antonia Clare Grant by adding made to measure armrests, back cushions made of duck feathers as well as seat filling made of duck feathers, a tailored removeable seat cover and wooden hexagons inserts on the armrests so cups or books won’t damage the fabric.

Length 180 cm
Width 80 cm
Height 60 cm

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Kitchen Bench Banquette with removable seating

This modular furniture piece was reupholstered by Antonia Clare Grant by adding Reversable banquette seating cushion that are 100% deep feather filled, offering a comfortable dining and seating experience.

Length 590 cm
Width 56 cm
Height 45 cm

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Jade L-shaped modular sofa

This L shaped sofa was reupholstered by removing the arms and remaking them shorter, by increasing the sofa seat and making it firmer, and by adding top up seat covers made of duck feathers. The cushions were also made to size for the client, for optimal and personalised neck support.

Length 300 cm
Width 115 cm
Height 90 cm

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