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Melanie Porter Design is a studio focused on using traditional crafts to create handmade furniture and furnishings for customers looking for truly individual, handcrafted items. Working with clients to create bespoke colour and pattern designs, founder Melanie Porter is dedicated to ensuring every customer has a beautifully crafted item which fits perfectly in their home.

Everything, from the knitted upholstery panels and individually hand crocheted buttons to the spinning of the giant wool and fairy lights, is done by hand. The result of this incredibly labour-intensive process is a stunning and unique work of art, destined to be a future family heirloom.

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Every piece of Melanie Porter Design knit upholstery is unique, due to the handmade nature of the covers, but there are a number of ways to acquire a piece of our furniture. We offer a selection of vintage furniture styles, available to buy right away or a made-to-order collection of frames that can be upholstered in your choice of a wide range of colours; and a bespoke service to restore and re-cover your own furniture.

The designs that you see here are just some examples of our work.  As our creations are bespoke, we are able to tailor a chair to suit your specific requirements and are always happy to work with you, using swatches and drawings to bring your ideas to life, and help you create the perfect piece.  

If you wish to find out more, discuss a commission or request a swatch of our felted knit, please contact us.


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