Carnbrae - Bespoke upholstery designers & makers specialising in Automotive & Marine. Lancaster, England. We are Carnbrae. A small upholstery company, specialising in the automotive & marine industries. Based from our costal workroom near Lancaster, we undertake bespoke commissions throughout the UK.
Bringing together fine leathers, cloth and traditional tools, we meticulously design bespoke commissions for every client. Crafted beautifully, by hand.
We have a design philosophy which can be stated simply; As little design as possible. This means that less truly is more. Less cluttered and more ergonomic, relying on form lines and proportions that are brought together by the considered subtleties.
Tradition and innovation are not conflicting ideas. We believe in traditional upholstery craftsmanship combined with creative aesthetic flair. Our core belief lies in producing pieces that truly stand the test of time, through a non compromising approach to pattern drafting, materials and construction. Sharing our clients quest for perfection and luxury, we continually strive for nothing less.
In all that we do, we do with meticulous care and attention. The smallest of details in every stage of development, quality is at the forefront of our upholstery philosophy. Fostering a quality lead environment through enjoyment and incredibly passionate, skilled individuals.
We ensure a continual understanding and respect for people. For each other, our customers, and those we work with along our supply chain. We expect of ourselves a highly professional and compassionate working culture.
The unique strains placed upon automotive upholstery and marine upholstery requires great importance placed upon every material used. Particularly with adhering to the latest safety standards. We choose materials in close consultation with our clients. Selecting the most suitable materials for their wide ranging requirements.
Quality and purity is balanced with desired use and environmental impact. Sustainably and the obligations we all share, are felt by us deeply. We do not shy away from the impact of the textile industry. Our material suppliers are evaluated for green manufacturing practices and origins.
As most traditional enterprises readily acknowledge, mass manufacturing has limited customer options and neglected attentive service. Our reputation rests upon each of our craftsmen or women in our workroom. Committed to servicing our clients with fine quality pieces continues hand in hand with exceptional service. One is simply not possible without the other.
Every upholstery project we complete and dispatch to our clients has an expected life span. Our work standing the test of time, combined with the customer relationships we build, is most prised. Continuing this trade a decade at a time, training others will hopefully leave a wider reaching legacy.
Carnbrae upholstery service pricing is of course dictated by three main factors: Chosen material, design and size of commission. As we make for individuals as well as businesses, we ask for customers to contact us directly to discuss a guide estimate.
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Introducing our Classic Car clients to the finest leathers available. From the very best in the leather industry, most notably Boxmark & Connolly. Likely seen in abundance at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood today 🇬🇧 #goodwood #festivalofspeed #fos #classiccar #leather #alcantara #carnbrae
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~William A. Foster #classiccar #upholstery #designstudio #autodesign #racingcar #autotrimmer #autoupholstery #interiordesign #design
Work from this week with a development run of 30 carbon fibre steering wheels. #autoupholstery #autodesign #racingcar #carbonfiber #designstudio #classiccar
Striking and cutting 40 metres of piping. #autoupholstery #classiccar #upholstery #handmade #madeinengland
One of our favourite choices of the year to date. Such a classic colour that is vibrant yet somehow understated at the same time. #upholstery #autoupholstery #interiordesign #design #designstudio #vwbus #madeinengland #handmade #craftsman
Burnt Orange faux leather interior completed last month makes a statement. #classiccar #autoupholstery #upholstery #vwbus #madeinengland #designstudio #interiordesign #craftsman
Such a variety of colour combinations chosen by our clients. #upholstery #interiordesign #bespoke #customupholstery #classiccar #vwbus #vwcampervan #vw #tvr #madeinengland
Bench seat for a Classic Split Screen, before and after. #autoupholstery #upholstery #vwbus #splitscreen #vw #vwcampervan
Two sets of classic front seats going through the workshop today... #classiccar #autoupholstery #sewing #patterncutting #sewingmachine #sewingstudio #vwbus #madeinengland