Upholsterer/Antique Textiles Specialist

July 31, 2024
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Company Overview: Material Culture is a leading provider of high-quality upholstered furniture and bespoke design services. We specialize in creating unique, custom pieces that blend traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics. Our commitment to excellence and passion for preserving the beauty of antique textiles sets us apart in the industry.

Job Description: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Upholsterer with a specialty in working with antique textiles, including oriental rugs, kilims, and tapestries. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, and the ability to transform these precious materials into beautifully upholstered ottomans, benches, pillows, and floor cushions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess the condition and quality of antique textiles to determine suitability for upholstery projects.
  • Collaborate with clients and designers to understand project requirements and provide expert advice on fabric selection and design.
  • Carefully measure and cut textiles to fit custom furniture pieces, ensuring minimal waste and preserving the integrity of the fabric.
  • Expertly upholster ottomans and benches using antique textiles, maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
  • Maintain an organized and efficient workspace, ensuring all tools and materials are properly stored and cared for.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends, techniques, and best practices in upholstery and textile preservation.
  • Ensure all projects are completed on time and to the satisfaction of the client.


  • Proven experience as an Upholsterer, with a portfolio demonstrating work.
  • In-depth knowledge of upholstery techniques, tools, and materials.
  • Strong understanding of the unique characteristics and preservation needs of antique fabrics.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Passion for craftsmanship and a commitment to producing high-quality work.


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company.
  • A supportive and creative work environment.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and portfolio of relevant work to store@materialculture.com. Please include "Upholsterer – Antique Textiles Specialist" in the subject line of your email.

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