For 74 years Pearson craftsmen have taken great pride in making finely tailored upholstery. This skill has been taught to new employees insuring the craft of upholstery continues. It is this time honored tradition of the Master Craftsman and his Apprentice that we learned about in grade school that we celebrate today in our Hickory, North Carolina workroom.
Upon receiving an order and meticulously entering the order to ensure every detail is understood and specified to our craftsmen, we begin making the frame. Whether the fabric is a Pearson stocked fabric or a fine Customer's Own Fabric the designer has sent to us, we inspect every piece insuring that the fabric has no flaws, misweaves, color shading, skew or soil before the order is given a ship date. In addition, we make sure that the fabric's width and repeat are measured to insure that we have received the sufficient quantity needed to make the item. The last step is to insure that the fabric is stable for upholstery. Unbacked silk or taffeta typically needs a knit backing. Stretchy or loosely woven fabrics typically need a latex backing to create stability and prevent seam slippage. Once complete, it is time to being cutting the fabric.
Because each piece is made to order, our Pearson craftsmen enjoy being challenged to customize pieces as well. Maybe a sofa is just perfect except for the style of the legs, number of seat or back cushions or the length needs shortened or lengthened to fit the room. We love a challenge and make customized pieces every day. For example, the 117 Paula Cocktail Ottoman is hand-tufted with hand turned maple legs that are fitted with Antique Brass casters. Our Director of Merchandising wanted a modern tufted cocktail ottoman. Our craftsmen were happy to customize it so that it was upholstered to the floor without the legs.
Are you a Pearson dealer? Are you an interior designer that has ordered Pearson pieces from a trade showroom? If so, we invite you to send us pictures of your Pearson creations. We would love to see beautiful rooms you have designed with our Pearson creations. Throughout the year we plan to feature designers on our blog. In addition, we invite you to come visit our Hickory workroom where we make one of a kind pieces to order. Our Hickory University program will allow you to meet te 650 craftsmen that make our upholstery selections to order. Tour our 5,000 square foot showroom. Meet designers from across the country. Earn 0.6 CEU credit hours. If you are interested in our Hickory University program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.