About us

Based in Perthshire, Scotland, The Original Chair Company was started in 2006 by Kate MacKenzie who has always been inspired by her passion for chair design and interior design. This, together with her love of antiques and enjoyment of traditional upholstery, turned a serious hobby into a career. Read more in our Press page.

What we do

We aim to appeal to discerning and creative people with traditional style and longevity in mind, offering a wide range of both antique and custom made upholstered furniture with a vast selection of quality fabrics. With our highly skilled craftsmanship and expert guidance, knowledge and efficiency we hope to take you through the whole experience with ease and pleasure. Feel free to visit our showroom in Perth, to see our beautiful collection of furniture and fabrics.  We advise you to phone ahead to make sure we are available to help you.

Hand Made Upholstered Furniture

We have a collection of comfortable and timeless bespoke furniture for sale. Most designs are based on antique sofas and chairs; some have been designed by Kate MacKenzie. The designs are classically inspired and their simplicity ensures they look as fine in a traditional setting as they do in a contemporary one.

We use high quality fabrics and pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship. Our chairs and sofas are made to the very highest specification using traditionally glued, screwed and dowelled solid hardwood frames and any level of filling and springing. We also offer a choice of legs and the option to adjust the size of frames to suit.

Antique Upholstered Furniture

We always hold a good variety of antique sofas and chairs for sale in our showroom. Visit our Antiques for Sale page. Clients are also welcome to bring in their own antique chairs and sofas for reupholstery. We can source, upholster and sell all types of antique seating, including armchairs, sofas, occasional chairs, dining chairs and chaise-longues. Using our many contacts throughout the UK we can source chairs from any period; Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and 1950's. We specialise in, Nursing Chairs, Wing Back Chairs, Slipper Chairs, Chaise-longues and Chesterfields as well as stamped chairs such as the sought after Howard & Sons. In addition we offer a finding service; if you are looking for a particular style of antique upholstered furniture we will try and source it for you.

We have a real passion for classic antique designs and use contemporary styling to produce eye-catching furniture that adds a touch of elegance to any room. We pride ourselves in our creativity and original style. All of our furniture restoration work is carried out to the highest standard and natural materials and traditional techniques are used where possible. A wide selection of quality upholstery fabrics are available. Visit our fabrics page for more information.

A French Polishing and full repair and restoration service is also offered. This service is also available on other items of antique furniture.

Footstools

We offer a range of footstools in a variety of sizes and shapes - oval, circular and storage, with a selection of legs and fabrics. We can also create your perfect footstool - any size, shape and fabric. Simply call us to get started, or visit our footstool page here.

Fabrics

We offer a wide range of high quality fabrics and you are welcome to visit our inspiring fabric studio at our showroom. We are happy to discuss your preferences, offer advice and then send fabric samples direct to your home. We can also discuss your requirements over the phone or email.

Bespoke Service

Our craftsmen can not only modify any of our furniture frames but also make something individual just for you to your own design specifications. Contact us now to discuss making your unique sofa or chair.

Interiors Advisory Service / Design Inspiration / Home Consultancy Service

Let us help you create a style for your room, whether it be classic, traditional, elegant or country. We have a wide range of upholstered furniture designs and many individual original antique pieces. We have more new designs available than you see on the website and our handmade pieces can be made to fit any space. We have some beautiful high quality fabrics that we can bring along with us to help with inspiration and direction.

We provide a friendly and very personal service and we make sure our customer care is second to none.

Kate MacKenzie

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