traditional & modern furniture

restoration, upholstery, furniture polishing and custom designed furniture pieces

"The details are not the details. They make the design."

Charles Eames

Carlo's Upholstery

Carlo's Upholstery is a family business based in the Melbourne suburb of Thornbury that specialises in complete furniture restoration, upholstery, furniture polishing and custom designed furniture pieces.

Carlo has over 25 years experience in the upholstery and restoration of traditional and modern furniture. The specialist skills and intricate workmanship associated with antique and traditional furniture has been passed down from his father who was an upholsterer for over 40 years.

Carlo and his team at Carlo's Upholstery take orders for custom made furniture designs and creations from domestic and commercial clients.


The Carlo's Upholstery story

Carlo grew up in a little upholstery workshop in Station Street, Fairfield, watching his father's hands create one off patterns for each chair. Carlo has listened to many customers stories about their beloved chair and what it would mean to them to bring it back to life and be used once again.  Carlo has seen many different fabrics, styles and techniques come in and out of his father’s little workshop.   

Carlo would excitedly run from school to his father’s workshop each day to watch and learn the art of creating a pattern, cutting, sewing and understanding hand crafted restoration. From there Carlo’s passion grew and his father’s skills and workmanship continue to live on in Carlo. Carlo has had his own workshop for over 10 years now and his passion and creativity continue to grow.  Carlo has built relationships with many inspirational clients working in Antique and Retro retail shops, working as Interior Decorators and Architectural Designers, which he values and enjoys working with.

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