Studio Seven: Upholstered velvet

While it is having a resurgence in 2017, velvet remains as seductive, luxurious and soft as it has been for centuries. Studio has compiled seven key velvet-upholstered pieces to complement both traditional and contemporary schemes.

Compiled by Rebecca Hoh


Divine Recline is a beech wood frame chaise longue by Ochre, seen here in a burnt orange mohair velvet and horsehair, also available in nubuck leather or linen upholstery.

SPACE Copenhagen

Fly is a new armchair by SPACE Copenhagen and has a traditional slatted back rest in solid smoke or white oiled oak. The blue velvet upholstery gives it a gentlemanly finish.


Lorfords’ Mayfair sofa can be built to bespoke specifications, including size, in its Gloucestershire workshop. Built in beech, it is seen here with oak legs but other woods are available.

House of Hackney

House of Hackney is known for its highly patterned velvets, including the Amhurst salon chair, hand made in England with decorative studding, luxurious fringing and brass wheeled feet.

Craft Dream Productions

The Nukie bench is part of the Linecraft Collection from Portuguese brand Craft Dream Productions. It combines American walnut criss-cross legs, polished brass details and rich velvet upholstery.

Amy Somerville

The Pollen A and Pollen B ottomans, designed by Amy Somerville, are based on the pollen of the acacia tree and come in any combination of the brand’s mohair velvet fabrics.


This pair of 1970s ‘shell back’ swivel chairs has been fully reupholstered in soft blue velvet by Talisman. Based on London’s Kings Road, they specialise in antiques and custom-made pieces.

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