Master Upholsterer and Owner
Robbie has been a passionate upholsterer since he started at eight years old with his grandfather. He takes great pride in his skill and craftsmanship and won’t be happy until you are too; his greatest delight is seeing the smile on a satisfied client’s face.
"You'll be surprised at the amount of hand stitching and stuffing that goes into your beloved antique. Feel free to drop into the workshop to see how your project is coming along!"
In his spare time, Robbie is a keen sportsman and a national long-distance time trial cyclist.
Curtains & Soft Furnishings Expert and Owner
Nik started her career in a lab, working with electron microscopes after achieving her degree in botany and geology. This may seem like little to do with upholstery or soft furnishings but in the workshop her skills are invaluable!
"I have always loved science but it never filled a passion for my creativity. Hand sewing a silk curtain, on the other hand, is a dream come true"
Nik’s ability with a needle and thread are legendary, with no fear of the difficult or the impossible. With a motto of ‘if it can be, it will be’ and 40 years of sewing behind her, she's your go to lass!
Curtain Guru and Admin Manager
Tor is your first point of contact here at Richardson & Paige simply because of her cheery and delightful personality! Our go to for clarity and organised thinking, Tor is our quoting queen and admin superhero.
"There’s nothing I like more than a good chat and helping people find their dream fabric and making it a reality for them"
If that wasn't enough her craftsmanship at making curtains must be seen to be believed; we are so very proud to have her as part of our team.
The man who does it all, our go-to man there seems nothing Artur can’t do!
In the time he has been with us he has developed his skills to such a high level with huge attention to detail. Particularly with his traditional work, and great knowledge on of modern upholstery, it is a real pleasure to work alongside him.
He has amazing carpentry skills to compliment his upholstery.
He said when he started with us "that it was a dream come true" and it clearly still is.
Petra is very proud to be an upholsterer; she is still completing her upholstery training and is meticulous in her desire to create the perfect piece of craftsmanship - or should it be craftswomanship?! She loves the traditional work and has advanced skills for the time that she has been an upholsterer.
Bubbly and slightly bonkers is the best way to describe her always creating a smile in our workshop.
Resident Pup and Professional Lick-Giver
Our lovely dog Harry keeps our other dog Pod and ourselves company while we work through your furniture, and is perfect when you need a break, a coffee and a cuddle!
Resident Pup and Expert Happiness Giver
Our family dog Pod helps to make our workshop a busy place and reminds us there is life outside our upholstering world!