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Upholster - Canvas Maker

Position Title:

Upholster - Canvas Maker

Overall Purpose of the Role:

This role sits at the heart of the production. We are looking to hire a skilled Upholsterer to make upholstery products like chairs, sofas and footstools.

Principle Accountability & Responsibilities:

  • Measuring and cutting leather or fabric with the aid of design stencils.
  • Installing foam and batting to the furniture framework.
  • Installing and repairing furniture webbing and seating springs.
  • Stretching out and installing fabric or leather coverings.
  • Stitching, gluing and nailing fabric into place.
  • Smoothing out imperfections.
  • Conducting quality checks on completed order.
  • Completing orders to meet the deadline.
  • Share ideas for more innovative upholstery development.
  • Selecting and sourcing upholstery materials
  • Assist Canvas and other production departments whenever required.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Proven work experience as an Upholsterer
  • In-depth knowledge of modern upholstery techniques
  • The ability to visualize design ideas.
  • Ability to work under production environment.
  • A good eye for detail.
  • Ability to lift, pull, and manipulate heavy objects.
  • Available to work in shifts, OT and weekend based on the requirements.

Job Type:

Full-time, Permanent


£10.00-£15.00 per hour

Job Location:

London, UK

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About us

Contrado started in 2002 from the kitchen of our founders Chris and Fran. Since then, we’ve grown rapidly and have proven to be established leaders in design and print manufacturing. 
Contrado means ‘make and deliver together’ and we’ve proudly built a strong community of creatives who are driven by this value.

Our platform enables creatives to sell art and build their brands while giving like-minded consumers the chance to find unique, designer products made to last. 
We print original designs on a range of premium quality products from homeware to fashion and each piece is sustainably handmade to order inside our one-stop production house within 24 hours.

We’ve grown from a few people to 160 and we now operate in 14 countries but we still believe in the same values as day one.

Inclusivity, Diversity & Fairness Statement 
We are a united and mixed bunch here at Contrado. We find and nurture talents in so many people for the benefit of all of us. In addition, we work hard to create a representative, inclusive and friendly team. We share different experiences, varying perspectives and backgrounds, and combine them to make for better lives and workplace. A positive approach to fairness, creates a better experience for our customers too, because we are a reflection of each one of them, and they like us more for it. We are fair and even in all areas such as gender, race, disability, colour, religion or belief, national / regional origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status.

How to apply

This is a key position and we’re curious to know why you think you’d be a good fit. 
Please apply with your CV and a link to your portfolio, along with a cover note.
We understand the time and effort that goes into applying for a job you love so we’ll always get back to you on your application status.
Thanks and good luck!

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