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Bar banquette seat gets a stunning renovation

This curved banquette seat in the New Bucks University’s Student Union Bar required a much needed renovation.  After taking measurements onsite our skilled upholsterers set to work creating new padded foam seats and fluted backs.  We upholstered the banquette in Camira Vita faux leather, a practical and hygenic choice for bar use.  Vita is a leather-look vinyl, with a subtle surface grain effect and full matt appearance, it provides maximum protection for heavy duty end-use areas.

Banquette seat renovation

Vita does not contain phthalate plasticisers or heavy metals, yet remains soft, stretchy and pliable. It benefits from a modified durable top coat, which offers improved resistance to alcohol cleaners and excellent wearability.

Camira Vita Properties

At HSI Furniture we renovate and reupholster all types of seating including bench seating, lecture and theatre seating, sofas, dining chairs &stools.  All renovation work is undertaken in-house in our Berkshire workshops close to junction 11 of the M4 in Reading.

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Reupholstery for bars, restaurants & hotels

We have a wealth of experience providing reupholstery services to the leisure industry,  seating within bars, restaurants & hotels undergoes almost relentless use and is subjected to accidental food & drink spills. Reupholstery is an extremely cost effective alternative to buying new seating and provides the perfect window of opportunity to adopt a fresh new colour scheme.  We upholster with high durability contract fabrics from leading manufacturers such as Panaz, Osbourne & Little, Skopos, Camira and Sunbury Design – we advise on fabrics selection and provide samples.

Fabric choice and seating types all influence a customers perception of the experience they believe they will have when choosing to take a seat at a bar or requesting a table.  A chair splattered with food stains is memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Our reupholstery services include:

  • Fabric & foam replacement
  • French polishing chair arms & legs
  • Repairing damaged frames
  • Replacing missing or damaged feet
  • Stud work
  • Deep buttoning

Our team of skilled upholsterers and machinists are based close to junction 11 of the M4 in Berkshire we provide a complete service with a rapid turnaround.  Collection and delivery is usually free of charge and we’re generally in London 3 days a week providing quotations, collecting furniture or delivering beautifully reupholstered seating – which really does look like new!

Hotel reupholstery

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New statement faux leather range for stunning sofas & chairs

We think these 2 new faux leather ranges from Skopos will prove very popular with our hotel clients due to the elegant characteristics of the textured finish and added benefit of a antimicrobial finish in a dazzling & luxurious colour palette.

Hotel reupholstery - Bakau faux leather

Inspired by life within a tropical mangrove, one design takes inspiration from patterning seen on the skin of a reptile and the other echoes the arrangement of scales on a delicate seahorse. The 2 designs are intended to create a statement within contract interiors and add a luxurious, yet elegant choice for hospitality and leisure furniture.

Bakau colour palette

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Reupholster to modernise your interior

We’re often asked to reupholster tub chairs, here are two examples which illustrate how a new fabric choice can update a tired interior. In this first example we gave a striking upgrade to tub chairs destined for a four star hotel in Windsor. We reupholstered in Lorca, Aradonis Weaves (Calina) a very smart textured semi plain fabric. A transformation from the classic deep pile red velvet that might now be considered a rather dated look.

Re-upholstered hotel tub chair

In this second example we enhanced the design by reupholstering in faux leather with antique look brass stud work, perfect for the golf club bar where these chairs are returning to.

Reupholstered tub chairs showing stud detail


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Re-upholstered bedroom chair in opulent zinc

Our skilled re-upholsterers gave this quality hotel chair a soft and luxurious makeover in Today Interiors – Textures Grain Zinc, a fabric which reflects light and creates a sense of glamour!  We  added buttoned detail to the chair back for an updated look.

We can often enhance chair design or structure in order to compliment new furniture or modernise the look and feel.  Examples chair modifications include deep buttoning, stud work, covering previously exposed wood arms and replacing feet.

Find out more about our hotel and restaurant reupholstery service.



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Stunning reupholstered executive lounge chair

Our interior designer created this striking combination of colourful Osbourne & Little zigzag patterned velvet and Linwood Italian velvet to transform this rather tired looking hotel lounge chair. We reupholstered the chair in our Reading workshop and our French polisher got to work restoring the worn arms, frame and legs to their former glory with a beautiful depth of colour and shine.

The results speak for themselves. Request a free survey or no obligation quotation today.

Reupholstered Hotel lounge chair

This mood board was created for our client to illustrate fabric combinations to be used throughout the executive lounge for various seating types.

hotel interior design mood board - upholstery fabrics

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Complete hotel interior design service

Working closely with our clients to gain a complete understanding of the design brief, our talented interior designer brings together a complimentary collection of seating, lighting, paint colour palettes and window dressings to match both the clients aesthetic objectives and budget.

The example below shows a mood board recently created for a hotel bar where we combined luxurious velvet fabrics in mustard and warm grey with ‘statement’ light fittings and opulent wood panelling. We manufacture and upholster all seating within our Berkshire workshop using only the best quality hospitality fabrics.

We partner with leading vendors of lighting and other fixtures and fittings to provide a complete service.

Hotel interior design mood board

Re-upholstering existing lounge furniture creates a vibrant new look at a fraction of the cost of new furniture. To request a site survey, please get in touch.

hotel interior design mood board - upholstery fabrics


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Create impact with two tone reupholstery

We recently re-upholstered this deep buttoned hotel armchair in dual fabrics. Using a combination of fabrics can transform chairs into real statement pieces and provide additional opportunities to coordinate with other furniture. Why not combine shades of the same fabric or combine plain fabrics with patterns? The possibilities are endless.

Two tone reupholstery

This chair was re-upholstered using Sunbury – Autograph Velvet Calvados (back) and Sekers Kiboko Garnet (front).

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How our reupholstery service works

For those unfamiliar with the re-upholstery process it can be surprising how rapidly we can essentially make new furniture from old.  We work to the highest standards of craftsmanship and are proud to serve Britain’s best known hotel groups.

How it works

  1. Call or email us for a no obligation quotation from our renovation experts who can also advise on fabric selection
  2. We collect the furniture from your premises at a time convenient to you
  3. Rapid 7—10 day turnaround
  4. We deliver your furniture back to you—revitalised, serviced and looking like new!

Armchair Reupholstery







Why do so many hotels renovate furniture?

  • Make savings of up to 80%
  • 100% tax relief
  • Adopt new interior design guidelines without investing in new furniture
  • We can reupholster to match existing furniture or choose from a vast range of colours & hospitality textiles
  • Environmentally responsible

Don’t forget in addition to our skilled upholsterers we also have our own French Polishers who work onsite on projects such as bar polishing, bedroom furniture, boardroom tables, lifts and staircases to bring them back to their former glory.

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Stunning sports club seating renovation

We were delighted to renovate the entire club house seating for Wycombe Badminton Club.  The seating comprises a combination of bar stools, tub chairs and corner sofas all of which we re-upholstered in a selection of colours from the popular Camira Vita faux leather collection which is suitable for heavy use areas and easily cleaned.