Upholsterer’s Workshop

The Swedish word for an upholsterer is of French origin—analagous with the English word tapestry—and denotes someone whose job it was to hang tapestries on the walls.

Opening hours

16/12 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
17/12 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1/1 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
20/1 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
21/1 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The French word tapisserie is also used of rugs, tablecloths and furnishing fabrics and, in the course of time, upholstering furniture became the major preoccupation of the “tapissier”.  

Originally these craftsmen hung wallpapers but when papers came into general use, painters took over this task.Towards the middle of the 19th century the spiral spring was invented. It enabled upholsterers to create comfortable chairs and sofas using a special technique for tying and supporting the springs.


1870-1913


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