Parker Knoll Upholstery

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| South West Upholstery

Our family business has been around for the past 18 years and we believe this speaks volumes for the quality and trust we offer to our customers. We cover every requirement for your Parker Knoll upholstery, re-upholstery and soft furnishing needs, and also offer a repair service using our highly experienced upholsterers and sewing machinist we do things differently and are transparent in our approach – we have nothing to hide!

If you own a piece of Parker Knoll furniture you do so for its quality. Parker Knoll furniture is a British company and has been around for over 147 years! They led the way with classic design and many pieces are now sought after, particularly 1970s retro designs like the Parker Knoll Statesman chair. These make a great feature in any room and we often upholster them in bright colours associated with this era.

Maybe your Parker Knoll needs a refresh with new fabric or leather? You have come to the right place!

Our Parker Knoll upholstery service is available in Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas such as Weston-Super-Mare, Gloucester, Glastonbury, Taunton, Yeovil, Chippenham, Swindon, Cheltenham, Cardiff and Newport. If you are further afield – don’t panic! All our services are available UK wide and we boast happy customers in Liverpool, London, and Manchester; the list keeps growing.

Please read on to discover more about each service we offer

Our bespoke Parker Knoll Upholstery service is available to you nationwide regardless of your location and includes;

We have worked on so many pieces of Parker Knoll we have lost count over the years. Whether you have a modern piece or a timeless classic we have the skills and knowledge to fully restore your piece, we are pleased to work with public, collectors, furniture dealers, trade customers and more on any type of order large or small.

The Parker Knoll models we have had the privilege of working on include: traditional arm chairs, wing back chairs, suites, footstools, Froxfield chairs, 1970’s Statesman chair, 1960’s Recliner chairs, 1970’s Statesman sofa, Bentwood arm chairs; our list continues to grow!

Parker Knolls chairs before
Parker Knoll Chairs after

Upholstery, replacement covers and soft furnishings for your Parker Knoll furniture

On a regular basis we expertly upholster many items of Parker Knoll Upholstery from providing a new top cloth only to a complete overhaul of the furniture. Each piece is carefully pattern matched to your old covers like for like by our highly skilled sewing machinists, new covers are then marked using chalk and cut by hand. If you don’t have old covers that’s fine too, as we can pattern up new covers.

We will then lovingly sew together your new covers, attaching zipping and piping as required. Once complete we carefully fit your new covers back onto your existing foams or onto any new foams and fillings you have selected.

Your like-new bespoke Parker Knoll would then be delivered back or we can arrange for a courier, whichever suits you best! You would also be welcome to collect and deliver yourself if preferred. The end result is absolutely stunning with your Parker Knoll furniture fully refurbished ready for years more use.

Parker Knoll Penshurst winged armchair in DG Fabric
Parker Knoll Penshurst winged armchair in Designer's Guild fabric
Parker Knoll Statesman Before
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Replacement cushion inners and fillings for your Parker Knoll furniture

Perhaps your Parker Knoll furniture is getting to be uncomfortable, with the years of wear it has withstood? If so, we can help. We have also provided separate spare base cushions or entirely new base cushions to raise the seated height of the chair. This perfect for those who are finding it harder to get moving and want to keep their beloved Parker Knoll furniture.

From replacing cushions inners for loose cushions to adding padding to the frame, we can help restore your Parker Knoll furniture to the comfort it once was. With a range of foam grades available, from super soft to very firm, we would love to meet you at one of our showrooms where you can try out the foam grades. Find out more by visiting our Replacement Cushions Inners page.

Ideally, we like to have the existing covers provided to template the foams from. This ensures complete accuracy when filling the covers, so that it will fit perfectly back onto your Parker Knoll furniture – and it comes to you already in the covers so there’s no fighting with the foam!


Replacement Tension Springs for your Parker Knoll Upholstery

If the tension springs on your Parker Knoll have collapsed or broken we can professionally replace them with brand new springs. These are held in place by a metal plate which runs front to back with small holes where the springs each locate. If required we can also replace the metal strip should yours be broken. Please check your sizes as not all springs are the same size and more than often one chair base will have 4 different size of spring to allow for the front to back taper. It is most common for the springs to then have a ‘hammock’ on top, which allows for the weight when sat on to be equally spread.

If you require us to professionally fit new tension springs we would arrange a trusted courier to collect your Parker Knoll. We can then work on your furniture in our workshops, complete and return your piece to you via courier. We only use trusted couriers we know across the UK to ensure your piece is carefully transported. If you would like to drop your piece into us this is absolutely fine and we look forward to meeting you.

If you only require the replacement tension springs and would like to fit them yourselves, please call or email us with your requirements and measurements. We will check what we have in stock and dispatch to you, wherever you are in the UK. You are also very welcome to contact us for advice should this all seem like a lot to process!

Parker Knoll tension springs
ParkerKnoll tension springs with hammock

Professional repair to your Parker Knoll wooden frame

Over the years, your Parker Knoll may be subject to a few knocks here and there. Sometimes this leaves the frame a little unsteady and requiring work to stabilise. This is something we can help with. Depending on the damage to the frame, we will approach your Park Knoll in different ways. Most of the time it is necessary for us to strip the furniture to access the frame repair, which would be dowelled, screwed and glued as required.

Don’t give up on your Parker Knoll just because it feels a little wobbly! Contact us to find out how we might be able to help.

Professional French polishing or spraying of your Parker Knoll

Here at South West Upholstery, we offer a French polishing or spraying service for your Parker Knoll. Sometimes customers like to keep the character of the wood intact, but if your Parker Knoll has been in a few scrapes or you want to restore it to how it once was, we can help.

A number of our customers have also chosen to have the wooden parts of their Parker Knoll furniture sprayed a different colour, to bring it in line with their colour scheme at home or even just for something a little different.

Whatever your requirement, whether a gorgeous French polish or a funky furniture spraying, we’re here to help achieve your dream furniture.

Professional replacement of swivel bases for your Parker Knoll furniture

If you have a Parker Knoll Statesman chair, sofa or similar design and your swivel base has broken we can help. Please don’t throw away these retro icons!

We are experienced at successfully replacing the swivel part with a brand new one in either wood or metal. These are generally available from stock and come in many designs, which we would be happy to discuss with you.

Parker Knoll Statesman in Red
Swivel Base Options

Parker Knoll Statesman chair frame repair

The construction of a typical Statesman Parker Knoll chair or sofa is fibreglass. If yours has broken in any way we can professionally repair this. We would strip your chair back to the frame and make a true assessment of the damage in order to see if we can provide a long term repair, not a bodge job.

If acceptable for repair any damage will be replaced using new fibreglass, ensuring a sound solution ready for upholstery.

Whatever your needs or concerns with your Parker Knoll chair, we would love to hear from you and await your call or email – or just pop in!

Parker Knoll Statesman chair before upholstery
Parker Knoll Statesman chair after upholstery


Visit our showrooms to discuss your upholstery needs for your Parker Knoll furniture with one of our friendly sales team in a no pressure environment. You can also send drawings or photographs, or call for a rough quotation.We don’t pressure sell and never will. You can browse a full range of fabric, leather and vinyl sample books on display and ask as many questions as you like. We encourage you to try out the wide selection of foam and fillings we have available to determine your perfect comfort grade. Here you will see first-hand our work and the quality we offer.


Once we have recorded all of your requirements, we will provide you with a typed quotation on headed paper there and then, which will clearly give a breakdown of costs – we have nothing to hide! Any materials you like in store we offer to post free samples directly to you to live with for a while.


You may decide to proceed at this point or you may need more time to decide, which is absolutely fine as your quotation is valid for 30 days. If you decide to choose us, we will request a 50% deposit on your order to book your work in and order any bespoke materials for your job. We will clearly confirm to you how long the work will take and when the work will begin.

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