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Student Stories – Johnny Brophy

This week we speak to one of our ex-students Johnny Brophy about his work and his time at SDR. When did you study at SDR and on which course? I started with the leisure courses about 4 years ago.  I picked up a pair of beautiful dining room chair frames …

Two Columbia Road

Justin and his wife Leanne help to run Two Columbia Road in Shoreditch as well as having a shop in Sheffield. Here Justin talks about how what works for the shop and what works for him aren’t always the same thing. “My home is full of strong, bold colours. I would …

SDR News – October

At the time of writing, we can confirm the heating is now on at SDR. That’s the big news. The cold has officially arrived. Duncan (9th), Nic and Louise (both the 4th) all celebrated birthdays this month (a particularly tough week for our Claire to have to deal with!). Kvadrat have been …

SDR News – September

     September is always a busy month as it’s when we start a whole new year of upholstery courses and invite a whole new batch of students through the door to start their year with SDR. It was also fun to see the faces of returning students as they stepped …

Design Shows in September

A new teaching year has begun at the School and now that the we’ve all sharpened our scissors, tidied our tool boxes and pressed our aprons we can look ahead to some interesting happenings in and around London. September is full of design festivals and trade shows which celebrate the design and interiors world. …

Student Stories – Rowena Murphy

Student Stories is a chance to meet current and past SDR students and find out about what they have learnt along the way. This month we are talking to Rowena Murphy about what inspired her to change career and the positive effect it’s had on her life. When did you begin studying at SDR …

SDR News – August

          With the students on holiday, we’re cracking out lot of jobs in the workshop – and we’re working on some interesting things at the moment: some hair-on-hide cushions, a Barcelona chair and a nice Danish, mid-century sofa are all up on the bench right now …

Student Stories: the amazing Romen Gouveia

This month we talked to past student Romen Gouveia, Artist and Designer based in Clerkenwell, London. When did you study at SDR and on which courses? In 2014/15 I completed the Level 2 AMUSF course and for the last year I’ve attended the leisure classes to learn  modern upholstery and master …

Jenny Wingfield, Flock

Flock was established in 2013, driven by the desire to discover and nurture the best of new British design. Lead by creative director Jenny Wingfield, Flock works with an eclectic mix of artists, designers and recent graduates to create a bold and beautiful collection of textiles for interiors. When did you start …

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

As well as the Upholstery School that we run at SDR, our very busy Upholstery Studio means we have regular contact with a huge range of different companies and individuals: Furniture Designers, Architects, Shop owners, Specifiers, Interior Designers, Fabric Companies, Event Organisers and many other fellow Upholsterers. We certainly take pride in being able …