We were delighted to have our work for Lincoln kitchen company, Krantz Designs, exhibited on their lovely stand at this year’s 150th Lincolnshire Show. Our handmade walnut dining chairs and banquette seating received many compliments and it was lovely to chat to previous clients and also meet many new prospective clients. Many thanks to Jamie Krantz and his team for being such generous hosts!
To celebrate the start of the wonderful RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we are offering our lovely Fenton Wing Chair in a gorgeous Harlequin botanical print at the special price of £1,395.00 for immediate delivery.
We were delighted to celebrate our 35th anniversary with a front cover story in the popular Lincoln publication, Bailgate Independent. Great to see all the team being recognised for their skills and contribution to the success of the business.
We were delighted to be commissioned by leading UK jeweller, Daniella Draper, to upholster these stunning Italian swivel chairs and footstool using natural Sheepskin hide for her home in the Lake District.
The whole team loved working on this stunning project for interior designer, Bridget Reading, and we are thrilled with the end result. The bespoke banquette seating is covered in Deep Sea leather by Moore & Giles. The dining chairs are covered in Marimba mohair by Altfield and have leather wrapped legs.
We are very excited to be despatching another luxury Aureus massage couch, made by our skilled team of cabinet makers and upholsterers, for sister company Aequum, to the Middle East this month and are delighted to have been selected for this prestigious project by leading international interior design practice, Oro Bianco, based in London. The Aureus is featured in the current issue of luxury property magazine, Abode Two.
We are delighted to be featured in the August issue of Lincolnshire Pride magazine, focusing on our commitment to quality and our artisan skills.
As we value each and everyone of our loyal clients we have decided to hand-write and post our personal thanks rather than rely totally on emails. We hope it is a lovely surprise to have one of our thank you cards drop through the letter box!
Have you seen our new signage outside our workshops and showroom in the beautiful #Lincolnshire village of Nettleham?
We were very pleased to see the upholstered bench seating we created for fellow Lincoln company, Chiselwood, featured on the front cover of national magazine Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom this month.
Our MD and Founder, Ed Crowther, was interviewed by Lincolnshire Business and CityX magazine about why he founded our sister company, Aequum, to design and manufacture the luxury Aureus massage couch which has now sold worldwide over the past 10 years
We are thrilled to see our latest bespoke headboard design now in place at the beautiful Maison De Clementine in the South Of France. We used a striking pink Linwood velvet with blue piping which looks great against the bedroom walls painted in Basalt by Little Greene Paint Company. Follow Maison De Clementine on Instagram to see the story of the transformation of this pretty Minvervois holiday home.
HAPPY NEW YEAR To all our valued customers old and new, we would like the opportunity to share with you a very exciting new chair design we are working on for our lovely client, Home from Home care, which offers a stylish bright modern Manhattan yellow design, yet is very practical with a locking mechanism to safely remove seat pads for cleanliness & hygiene purposes for the care home market.
So proud to read our MD Edward Crowther's comments in the January 2018 issue of prestigious national interiors magazine The English Home. Great to see him respected as a leading national upholsterer.
We were delighted to be asked to restore this sofa recently and reupholster using one of our favourite fabrics by GP & J Baker, Nympheus Linen in Stone and Pistachio from their timeless Crayford Collection. The pattern matching, frame repair and new goose feather filled base cushions show the skills of our talented upholsterers at their very best.
We are proud to announce the launch of the Clarissa Lady’s Chair.
The design for the Clarissa is inspired by the glamour of the Art Deco period and a nod to the days of luxurious state rooms and Noel Coward inspired elegance. Clarissa is a versatile bedroom chair ideal to sit up to a feminine dressing table or to be used as a practical and highly decorative side chair.
Here it is shown covered in Romo’s Linara pink fabric which is bang on trend.
Pink is an extremely flattering colour, warm and inviting. It has seen a tremendous increase in popularity as a key colour for home interiors. Pink is the new white – it goes with every colour and can be soothing and serene.
Price from £1,295.00 plus 3.5 metres of material.
We are thrilled to see our work for the new Grille Restaurant in Lincoln's historic White Hart Hotel complete. The upholstered seating is looking great in the wonderful interior which was designed by the very talented Magari Interior Design who were fantastic to work with.This was part of a £100,000 refurbishment with over 95% of the work completed by talented companies within Lincolnshire.
We have been selected to produce 79 headboards for a new Student Hotel at University of Sheffield working with fellow Lincoln based company, Newell's Projects.
Jonas Court is to be fully refurbished to form a Student Hotel.There will be 60 en-suite bedrooms with shared self-catering facilities available for students to let on a flexible basis, 20 en-suite hotels rooms available for the public to let and shared communal facilities on the ground floor including informal café / lounge space, quiet study space and games areas.
We were thrilled to be asked by fellow Lincolnshire company Chiselwood (www.chiselwood.co.uk) to work with them again on creating upholstered seating for another of their luxury bespoke kitchen projects.
Our work now extends beyond Lincolnshire with a growing client base in London, the South East and South West. We also have clients with homes overseas who wish to commission us to ensure quality. We recently completed re-upholstery work for a client with a home in the South of France. We used some bold and vibrant fabrics in Orange and Pink from Linwood, Harlequin and William Yeoward.
We are thrilled to be featured in the December issue of national magazine Real Homes with tips from us on how to update your upholstery - read our article on page 10.
Look out for our new liveried van as its out and about collecting and delivering to our customers throughout Lincolnshire and the rest of the UK
We were delighted to be asked to create upholstered seating for the fabulous Lincoln Tap House recently. Wonderful food, craft beer, coffee and cocktails in a great location adjacent to Lincoln Castle.
We were honoured to be asked by Guy Martin's team to supply our luxury Aureus massage couch handmade by our skilled team of master upholsterers for our sister company, Aequum, to help Guy's body prepare for his recent successful world record Wall Of Death. Guy reached a speed of 78.15mph while driving on the biggest vertical Wall Of Death live on Channel 4 in a hangar in Lincolnshire. The maverick star of the Isle of Man TT broke his back in the Ulster Grand Prix last August which delayed the world record attempt until this year.
Pop in to see our new range of pattern books recently added to our collection for 2016.
We really enjoyed being involved in the refurbishment of Barnsley's No1 Entertainment Centre, Barnsley Bowl, which has 16 BTBA Sanctioned lanes and using Lewis & Co Sunbury Design fabrics.
We were asked to create a unique family sofa by a private client for the tv area of a large farmhouse kitchen. The sofa took our cabinet makers and upholsterers two weeks to make by hand in our Lincoln workshop. The sofa is upholstered in Osborne & Little Corniche Bark Velvet with scatter cushions in GP&J Baker fabrics.
We were delighted to launch our newly refurbished showroom this month which now has a comprehensive fabric library displaying a vast selection of fabrics from the UK's leading fabric houses.
We also created a new Client Area with displays of accessories such as feet, castors, trimmings and scatter cushions to allow our clients to consider all the options available in comfort.
Our talented team of cabinet makers and French polishers completely restored this American Victorian rocking chair which we then upholstered in a geometric design by Warwick fabrics.
Luxury project for Bridget Reading Interior Design includes retro swivel chairs upholstered in Holly Hunt velvet Best Dressed Alexander from Fox Linton.
Delighted to be chosen by high end interior design company, Bridget Reading Interior Design, to produce bespoke deep buttoned headboard dimensions 2515mm w x 1650mm h in Raven leather by Moore and Giles.
We recently designed and produced a bespoke sofa and chair for the new Gusto Homes show home at The Edge development on the Lincolnshire Showground.
The Edge is a stunning example of how new low energy homes will be developed in the future. Gusto Homes have continued the local and eco theme for their show home by specifying high quality furniture and fittings sourced from local companies. The Edge development features three and four bed passive energy properties set in a 10-acre woodland estate overlooking two small lakes, with their own private tennis court, allotments and orchard.
We worked alongside Lincoln based interior designer, Katharine Armstrong-Short on the show home which is open to the public from 10:00am – 5:00pm every Thursday – Sunday.
The New York sofa features a solid oak base with natural wax finish, arms which un-bolt to allow ease of transportation.
The Fenton armchair is a classically proportioned library chair with clean Regency lines and walnut legs. The style is suitable for both a contemporary or traditional setting. Although the Fenton is a simple design it has been handcrafted to an exceptionally high standard. The seat and back are coil sprung on an English black and white webbing with horse hair and flock padding giving it a truly luxurious feel.
We are extremely excited to announce that we are stockists for
MARCH 2015 BAILGATE INDEPENDENT
Business story focusing on recent national editorial coverage in leading magazines and featuring restored Art Deco Rocker.
JANUARY 2015 ISSUE PERIOD HOMES & INTERIORS
Thrilled to see one of our classic wing chairs featured in this leading national magazine.
DECEMBER ISSUE HOMES & GARDENS
Our work on a bespoke sofa and cushions is featured in the Lincolnshire manor house project by Sophie Peckett Design in the Christmas issue of the UK's leading interiors magazine, Homes & Gardens.
LAUNCH OF THETFORD ARMCHAIR
Our new Thetford armchair appears in the November issue of Bailgate Independent.
COLLABORATION WITH SOPHIE PECKETT DESIGN
We are delighted to now be working closely with renowned interior designer, Sophie Peckett. Our work for Sophie on a recent project will be featured in the December issue of Homes & Gardens. In the meantime here is a recent example of a bespoke piece commissioned by Sophie Peckett Design.
FIT FOR A LITTLE PRINCE
As part of our 30th year celebrations we have launched the Little Crowthers Collection of handcrafted upholstered children’s armchairs made from the finest materials.
Each chair is made in our Lincoln workshop and is hand built with a solid beech wood frame, high quality fillings and hand stitched back to create an item that can be passed down through generations.
Founder Edward Crowther was inspired by his growing collection of grandchildren to celebrate the milestone in business with the first design, known as Zac’s chair, to coincide with grandson Zac’s first birthday in 2014.
Little Crowthers chairs are available in any of the fabric collections from the extensive Crowther Fabric Library. Bespoke designs can also be created to a client’s specification to produce a scaled down version of a treasured chair or an entirely unique design to commemorate a special event.
Prices start from £495 plus 2 metres of material. Crowther & Sons is donating 10% of all Little Crowther profits in 2014 to the NSPCC.
DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC1
Did you see Edward Crowther on DIY SOS on BBC1 at 9pm on the 19th May? If not, have a look on BBC IPlayer. We were delighted to offer our services for such a great cause!
We have now re-launched our Fabric Library in the Nettleham showroom. Clients can view the latest fabric launches from leading fabric houses such as Romo, Blendworth, Ian Mankin, Sanderson and many other leading names. Below is a new fabric from Romo's Black edition which is proving very popular as a statement fabric.
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Read about our new fabric library and the new fabric collections we now have in the April issue of Bailgate Independent.
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS
In 2014 Crowther & Sons is celebrating 30 years as a leading master upholsterer with a reputation for quality and attention to detail.
We have completed thousands of projects during this time. We couldn’t have done it without you, so a big THANK YOU for your support!
RESTORATION OF ICONIC AMERICAN SOFA
Crowther & Sons were thrilled to be asked to restore a rare 70s American sofa by iconic designer, Milo Baughman. The team painstakingly restored the frame by hand and re-upholstered the classic sofa in a striking purple Bute Storr material.
VISIT TO DECOREX AUTUMN 2013
Edward, Ed Junior and Daniel all visited the international interior and fabric show, Decorex International at the end of September.
The stunning, historic venue that is Kensington Palace gardens makes the perfect new home for this prestigious four day event.
Decorex was bursting with inspiration. Leading names in the design world alongside new, emerging talent.
The Crowther team have now taken delivery of many new pattern books that caught their eye including new collections from Linwood, Harlequin, Ian Sanderson and new name, Boeme Design all available to view in the Crowther showroom.
The Journal magazine (Lincolnshire) visited the workshop and showroom recently and have written a lovely profile of the business in the October/November issue.
September 20 2013
Bailgate Independent's new All About Home annual magazine features a Crowther & Sons company profile. Look out for it in Waitrose Lincoln, Doddington Hall Farm Shop & Cafe, Marks & Spencer and many other stockists in the Lincoln and Newark area.
August 15 2013
Edward Crowther interviewed on BBC Radio Lincolnshire 1pm today by Rod Whiting to discuss the importance of apprenticeships on the day AS and A level results are announced.
Crowther & Sons is delighted to launch their new company branding and website.
"We will be celebrating 30 years in business in 2014 and decided this was an ideal time to relaunch with new logo and website," comments Founder and MD Edward Crowther.
Look out for the new branding on company vehicles, local advertising and sign up for the Crowther & Sons newsletter on-line to find out more about the Lincoln based master upholsterer with a national reputation for quality.
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