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Advice on re-upholstering

Has anyone got any furniture re-upholstered in Zurich or a nearby area?
I am looking to get a bed head re-upholstered and would be happy to hear any recommendations people may have for companies/people doing this type of work.
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

I am looking for a good, reasonably priced upholsterer. Furniture is in Zurich, but I'm willing to transport it, if necessary -- 10 Dining chairs, headboard, sofas (2), maybe another chair. Has anyone used the Polsterei services in Konstanz or Waldshut? Would love some recommendations!
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(resurrected a 5 year old thread since it was basically the same question)
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

Be ready to be Switzerlanded. Our couch was damaged in the move and I got two quotes from two different Lausanne upholsterers. One was 10,000 francs and the "cheap" guy was 6,000.

I have reupholstered multiple pieces in my life and I understand that couches, especially a tufted couch, are difficult, (the reupholster would have been a reupholster of my own reupholster, if that makes any sense), but I could not bring myself to pay that amount even though it would've been covered by insurance.

If your dining chairs are just the seat, you should be able to do those yourself in an afternoon with a staple gun if they don't involve any welting. (Although the batting here is crappy and I go to France for batting.) For all of the rest, just be prepared to hear some astronomical prices.
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

If in the Lausanne area, there is a good re-upholsterer near Métabief, in France (above Vallorbe).
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One was 10,000 francs and the "cheap" guy was 6,000.
I was prepared for it to be a lot...but ouch! That's really A LOT!! I am entertaining the idea of loading a van with all 16 (?!) pieces and driving it somewhere across a border....but where?!
Sadly, all of the pieces are too complicated for me to do myself. Even the dining chairs.
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If in the Lausanne area, there is a good re-upholsterer near Métabief, in France (above Vallorbe).
I have googled "Tapisser" and "Recouvrir" in Métabief. Didn't find anything. Am I on the right track? Thanks!
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Old 03.03.2015, 18:27
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

Since you are in Zürich why not google -Polsterei Zurich- there are several people there. You could also try Yelp.ch and put polsterei in the search function. I've known someone who used polster-kreativ in Bad Ragaz. There is also wohnhandwerk-stocker.ch in Walenstadt and polsterwerkstadt-gl.ch in Niederurnen. They last 3 might be less than Zürich prices, but I don' know what that would really mean.
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

Prices are brutal. I got a quote to redo a bedstead - and it was about 3,000chf including all material and labour.

500chf later - and a good few hours of work - I had it done myself.
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I have googled "Tapisser" and "Recouvrir" in Métabief. Didn't find anything. Am I on the right track? Thanks!
I could take you there... but didn't know the address. It is actually on the roundabout near Métabief, but officially in the village of St Antoine.

Guillemot Jean-Claude

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2 Rue Village, 25370 Saint-Antoine, France
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Not far from Lausanne or Neuchâtel, but a heck of a way from Zurich. He has a 2CV van with a huge teddy bear in front. (but if you do come. let's meet for lunch or coffe, it is not far from me). We drive past him everytime we go skiing in Métabief.

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I have googled "Tapisser" and "Recouvrir" in Métabief. Didn't find anything. Am I on the right track? Thanks!
I think it might be this chap.

http://fr.yelp.ch/biz/guillemot-jean...-saint-antoine
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

Are you able to post photographs of the dining chairs. They shouldn't be too difficult. I would be happy to help you.
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

There are 8 side chairs and two with arms.
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

Also check car reupholsterers. aften times they will do furniture also if things are slow.... just an idea.
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Re: Advice on re-upholstering

This is my post from a different thread.

Basel, Sofa Repair - can any1 recommend?

I have no idea if the OP ever used them.

They are based in Germany.
http://www.polsterservice.de/eng/ges.../endkunden.htm
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