GN Olsson Upholstery and Re-upholstery
Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast


For great longevity and high quality workmanship, invest in GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen
pdftraditional upholstery, whether it be upholstery or re-upholstery you require. We use and recycle traditional inner materials, supply premium inner materials, and pass on trade discounts from the best fabric and leather houses, sourcing locally and internationally.

 

 

We are traditional upholsterers and are furniture makers and restorers of renown established in 1983. For discerning clients who appreciate long lasting quality and comfort, we are commissioned to work on antique and premium quality antique reproduction and modern gallery furniture, as well as superb soft furnishing projects:

Parlour suites, lounge suites, chaise lounges, ottomans, poufs, footstools, dining suites, executive and office chairs, judiciary, parliament, chancellery and ecclesiastical seating, prestigious reception chairs, bedroom chairs, hall chairs, bench seats, antique outdoor and cane furniture, antique nursery furniture and toys, premium built in upholstered furniture, bed heads, ornate pelmets, architectural decorative panels, wall panels,  covering/ lining and inlay work to furniture, boxes, and cases, vintage and prestige transport (car and vehicle, yacht, train, jet plane) and horse drawn vehicle upholstery.

 

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Traditional upholstery methods are used for both antique and contemporary applications, whilst the inner materials vary depending upon the item.  Materials used include natural fibres, coconut fibre, feathers and down, jute, hessian and horsehair.  We reupholster in the same manner as the original manufacturer would have done, reusing the cleaned, teased and aired inner materials, as appropriate, to maximise the originality and antique value.  Sprung seats, hand sewn stitched edges, pleats and diamond buttoning are offered and upon request we use latest technology premium modern foams for greater comfort and longevity of shape and form.  For continuous and close studding upholstery commissions, we import premium quality plain and decorative studs from Europe.

 

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We supply Introduction Cards to Brisbane’s best Fabric Houses and Leather Houses where soft furnishing specialists will assist clients to select appropriate fabrics sourced locally and overseas, to suit both tastes and budget.  We receive trade discounts which we can pass on to our clientele.  Should the leather need to be embossed, we do that at our workshop as well.

 

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Prior to commencement of any reupholstery work absolutely all old materials are removed, including all tacks and staples.  The integrity of the upholstery frame and seating frame is checked for joint quality, being repaired as appropriate.  As traditional antique restorers we favour making custom shaped clamping blocks to ensure you get the best joint possible, whilst preventing damage to your timber frame.  We use traditional hot animal glue, when appropriate, or modern two pack epoxy for proven strength and longevity.  We also supply and fit appropriate style, custom made corner blocks into the seat frames to maximise longevity of the joints.  We can attend to any other timber repair or polish work as well, being traditional furniture makers and French polishers. Castors can be supplied, restored or repaired. For care of your floors, non-scratch pads are affixed under the feet of furniture.

 

 

Considerable investment is required for quality, traditional upholstery.  However, it works out highly economical, in terms of dollars per year of use, when compared with cheap, mass produced furniture which we affectionately call disposable furniture.




 

If you want the best – ask GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen