July 11, 2012

Classic French Tufted Chair

This beautiful custom chair was recently finished for a client in New York. The style is classic French, with tufting on the seat & back, and hand turned legs with casters.

It is a difficult and complicated process to make a piece of furniture like this, and sometimes we are commissioned when other shops are unable to produce a piece like this. However, all the upholsterers in our shop have been trained by Raoul Benassaya, who is a third generation furniture maker from Paris.

Many modern day furniture makers have lost the art of classic upholstery, mostly due to the fact that so much furniture is factory-made overseas. However, here at Classic Design, we still make furniture the way it was made for centuries, by hand, using classic techniques that have been handed down for generations to those who apprenticed and learned the art.

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