Opening Hours:

Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Fri: 10.30am - 3.00pm
Sat: 10.30am - 5.00pm

As independent small businesses, individual studios may be closed at certain times during the week. To avoid disappointment, please give the maker a call to find out opening times or to make an appointment. 

Stephen Perkins

Fine furniture / upholstery
01285 657588

Over the last 25 years Stephen has gained a reputation for the very highest standard of workmanship. His clients include Anne Robinson, Tommy Hilfiger and many of London's most prestigious interior decorators.

As a third generation master upholsterer, he uses methods and materials unchanged for hundreds of years in the knowledge that these pieces will stand the test of time.

His handmade horsehair and leather sofas take a trained craftsman 10 days to make and need four complete leather hides. "A good sofa should be broken in like a handmade suit. Unruly children can help bed it in by jumping on it. It takes a year or two to sit perfectly and improves with age. It is better four or five years after it was first made. ”

Stephen and his team control all aspects of manufacture, from feather blends to frame making, they use only the best horsehair and lambs’ wool (no foam or felt is used), and upon completion each piece is stamped and dated with his signature punch.

Stephen is available for repair and restoration work as well as special commissions.