24 Jul

Designers Guide To Upholstery Anatomy

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Specifying a couch for your client can be time consuming and difficult. Where do you start? Here are some insider tips that soft design pros know when it comes to picking the right sofa for your customer.

  1. Ask you client if the prefer to sit or lie down on their sofa. If they prefer to lie down spec a deeper seat.
  2. Seat height measures from the floor to the crown of the seat. Depending on the client’s height 21” is a good place to start. It also means the specifying custom sizes will make for a happier client.
  3. Seat depth + seat height should equal 42-44 inches.
  4. Pitch is the angle the seat back reclines. The formula is the overall depth minus the frame depth equals 11 inches.

 

Kristin Drohan explaining the eight way hand tied process

Kristin Drohan explaining the eight way hand tied process

CNC machine for upholstery frames

CNC machine for upholstery frames

Want to get even more expert advice? Check out our Designer’s Guide to Upholstery Anatomy on demand recording by Kristin Drohan.

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