With over 36 years in the upholstery industry we have extensive experience of every phase of furniture restoration.
I had started as an assistant pattern maker for a upholstery workshop that catered to the designer/ decorator clientele. After serving my apprenticeship i went on to be a pattern maker for a custom furniture maker that manufactured for the leading designers in Manhattan.
I began my sewing apprenticeship with George Whiteman & son's . There we specialized in restoring vintage automobile interiors with an emphasis on Vintage Ferrari and Dusenbergs.
I later went to Trans Avionics , which was the only aviation completion center in the northeast . At that facility i was part of the interior team that refurbished Corporate jet and helicopter interiors utilizing state of the art techniques, materials,fire retardant coverings and adhesives. We also restored the very first Gulfstream ever produced for The Grumman Corporation.
Additional high profile aviation clients that were performed with my company were David Rockefeller's Agusta 109 helicopter interior, Secretary of the Navy John Lehman's Sabre Liner Jet interior and BF Aviation's Sikorsky S-76 helicopter interior that was featured in the movie remakes of " The Thomas Crown Affair " and " Godzilla"
I also was the lead trimmer for John Staluppi's limousine manufacturer, Dillinger Coachwork's during the mid 80's
I opened Concepts in Leather in 1988 and serviced the New York tri-state area with retail based leather re upholstery with a growing interest in leather Designer Furniture. Gradually the companys main focus was the restoration of the timeless pieces such as Barcelona Lounge Chairs, Eames Lounge Chairs,Le Corbusier Petite & Grand Confort Chairs, Stendig Non-Stop Sectionals and Swedish Egg Chairs. Other designs from Pace , Ai , Brazil Contempo, Miller were also included.
At this time we were sharing a building with a leading leather refinishing company that shared a common corporate customer base. Upon learning the color matching ,repair and refinishing techniques, we added that to our list of services to offer our clients.
In 2000 we opened Corporate Leather with a mission statement to provide leather restoration services to a Corporate clientele with an emphasis on board room, executive offices and reception area seating.
During the past 26 years we have also provided our specialized leather upholstery skills to the leading leather furniture repair companies in the NYC area as a trusted subcontractor , so chances are that we may have already worked for your company indirectly!
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