In light of the latest government guidelines and evolving situation regarding Covid-19, the school side of the business is temporarily closed as of Tuesday 17th March 2020. It is a decision we have not made lightly as I’m sure you can imagine. We love teaching upholstery and our community of upholsterers is very important to us, but the wellbeing of our students and our staff is our absolute priority and we feel a school environment with lots of people travelling and being in close proximity to each other and us is no longer in line with guidelines for non-essential contact or travel, nor the right thing for us to do.
Our separate upholstery workshop remains open at the moment, with our admin team working remotely and one upholsterer in the workshop. Please get in touch if you have an upholstery project in mind.
Obviously none of us have been in this situation before and none of us can know how long it will last. We want to be up and running again as soon as it’s sensible and safe to do so, so we are updating students directly and will share relevant updates on this site as often as we can with new information in line with government guidelines.
Since we opened in 2013, Shoreditch Design Rooms has established itself as the most innovative and successful upholstery training centre in the country. Not only do we offer small class sizes, expert tuition and direct links to the design and furniture industries, we’re also a busy upholstery workshop, giving our students a unique insight into real upholstery projects.
Our teachers are here to share practical experience, knowledge and expertise whilst encouraging students to think for themselves and be bold and creative.
We offer accredited upholstery courses as an official AMUSF – Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers – Training Centre, but we also offer upholstery leisure courses, teaching students the skills to reupholster their own chosen projects, as well as other upcycling skills.
Find out about what we offer and how we go beyond the normal hours and standard syllabuses of each upholstery course below or get in touch.
“The help and direction from Louise and the team gave me the confidence to change my career. The high standards of the teachers and the great facilities and materials all provide the best foundations to learn and work from.”
Stage 2&3 Accredited Class
“Just being in the studio surrounded by fabrics, furniture and people has taught me an amazing amount in such a short amount of time. I learned from the best!”
Daytime Leisure Class
SDR Upholstery Ltd is a working upholstery studio based in the heart of Hackney. We regularly work with interior designers, architects, hotels, restaurants and a variety of brands and businesses, but also have many private clients.
Our skilled team are able to offer a full range of modern and traditional upholstery services and our priority is creating the best possible finish on every project that we do. We offer a personal, flexible upholstery service and work closely with our clients to come up with innovative, beautiful solutions to their needs.
If you have an upholstery project in mind, we’re always happy to talk about your ideas, whether you’re looking to revive a family heirloom or need large scale seating solutions for a commercial project.
“SDR provides a very professional service and always aim for perfection. We’ve always appreciated the one on one service, carefully talking us through each project and giving expert advice. Even with our very specific requests, they’ve always made each project work in the way we visualised to show off our fabrics perfectly.”
Sales & Marketing Executive, Liberty Art Fabrics