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If you desire something truly different, you’re in the right place! Ali is passionate about chairs. She rescues, repairs, restores and reupholsters each item to a new life as an absolutely individual piece. Needle Rock operates from a workshop located in a magnificent old barn on the outskirts of a seaside village overlooking the dramatic coastline of West Wales. If you can't see what you're looking for, whether it's a chaise, a Victorian Chesterfield sofa, or a delightful little corner chair, let Ali know as she can source it for you. At Needle Rock, we have a small amount of stock awaiting transformation, so you may get lucky and what you're looking for may just be around the corner waiting for its makeover. Give Ali a call on 07534 216297 or drop her an e-mail at to discuss your next project...

Needle Rock special offers


Aged Pine Farmhouse Rack - REDUCED from £225.00 - £175.00

For a country cottage chic look, hang this large aged pine rack on your wall. Great for cook books, spices and other kitchen paraphernalia. It is newly refurbished, with new modern knobs and supplied with fixings.

Height = 137 cm, Depth = 23.5 cm (top), 38 cm (bottom), Width = 137 cm

Deep Buttoned Footstool - REDUCED from £195.00 - £130.00

Great for putting your feet up at the end of a long day, putting your tea tray on, or laying out your newspaper. Grandkids to stay, then you’ve extra seating too!

This is a hand-made modern upholstered deep buttoned footstool covered with a high-quality gold chequered fabric. The blue painted Queen Anne legs dry brushed for a bronzed effect.

Height = 31 cm, Length = 78 cm, Width = 51 cm.

Georgian Oak Ottoman Box - REDUCED from £300.00 to £225.00

Georgian Oak Ottoman designed to go against a wall or bed. Handmade and absolutely genuine as shown with hand-cut through dovetails. Fret work plinth and original escutcheon.

Height = 50 cm, Width = 88 cm, Depth = 49 cm.

Designer Reupholstered Vintage Italian / French Louis-style Rococo 3-seater sofa (ready now) and 2 matching chairs (in progress)

A Unique Special Collection created by Needle Rock – bespoke, unique and jaw-droppingly beautiful! The ‘look and feel’ of this 3-piece set speaks sheer decadence. This is a vintage set (sofa only shown whilst the chairs are being finalised) which has been lovingly rescued, repaired and restored to absolute magnificence.

The set has been stripped back to the bare frames; all the joints have been knocked apart and re-glued. The woodwork has been carefully painted to a highly metallic purplish-blue, with a silvery hue giving a magnificent depth of colours depending on the quality and intensity of light. The paintwork is fully durable and lacquered to perfection.

Completely reupholstered throughout, using the very best fabrics from designer fabric collections at Arley House and Designers Guild, giving it a superbly tactile finish.

The jungle-themed botanical scene fabric from Arley House illustrates (to name a few) banana leaves, palm leaves and Monstera leaves (commonly known as the cheese-plant) originally from the tropical rainforests of Central and Southern America. The hues of purple, green, grey, turquoise and plum compliment the exquisite paintwork; whilst the double piping targets the eye to the undulating curves of the intricate carved woodwork.

The outer arms and the outer back are covered in a sage-green luxury velvet from the Designers Guild Collection, complimented with grey double piping, creating a circular movement around the entire piece.

Extravagant Jacobean Revival Chair


Sit proudly in this fabulous Jacobean revival chair; made of dark stained Oak and extensively symmetrically carved detail. A common feature on this chair is the reel and bobbin turning on the stretchers, rails and uprights.

This chair has been totally refurbished, frame strengthened, and fully reupholstered. Modern upholstery materials and methods have been used, and the piece has been recovered in the fabulous Navarra, ‘Plum’ colourway from the Arley House Collection. The look is coupled with a striking velvet stripy fabric, giving it a unique Needle Rock twist. It’s finished off with a few strategically placed platinum upholstery nails, and a low-key gimp braid.

When this chair was rescued, it was missing two finials, these have been turned in-house and stained to match the original woodwork. The chair is old and has seen it’s fair share of dings and dongs.

A similar chair is available if you wanted to buy a pair, and the pair could be bought for a discounted price of £450.00.

Height = 114 cm, Seat Height = 49 cm, Width = 48 cm, Depth = 45 cm.

Victorian Nursing Chair


A Victorian ‘Nursing’ or ‘Ladies’ chair, meant for mother or nurse are attractively small and low-seated.

This example has been stripped back to the frame and rebuilt using traditional upholstery methods and materials, and retains its original castors.

Reupholstered in an understated green woven fabric with hints of orange, picked out with the complementing orange fabric on the outside back.

Quirky in its own right.

Height = 70 cm, Width = 53 cm, Depth = 60 cm.

Unique hand-created 'Blooms' Console Table

Reduced from £425.00 to £295.00

Unique and graceful hall table with three-dimensional acrylic resin top - featuring a multi-layered hand-painted BLOOMS design with jewel and butterfly motifs. This unusual artwork leaps out at the viewer giving an impression of depth, similar to gazing through moving water.

Ideal as an occasional or display table in any walkway, hallway or situation where space is limited.

The table itself is hand-painted in a Vintage white and can be distressed at buyers request.

Height = 74 cm, Width = 75 cm, Depth = 36 cm.

'Sunset' Spindle Chair


Are you after a bit of decadence, but don’t have much space?

If so, this delightful ‘Sunset’ Spindle Chair could be for you. This delicate little chair speaks of history and has been reupholstered with a healthy dose of Designer bling. As in keeping with a chair of its age, this beautiful little chair does show signs of wear and tear and has been sympathetically restored.

Not only great to look at, it’s functional too, and is dressed in the stunning ‘Paseo Sunset’ fabric designed by Christian Lacroix from the Designers Guild Collection.

The different colours of the sunset work superbly through the different areas of the chair, with the beautifully decorative upholstery nails giving a final touch of glitz.

Height = 85cm, Seat Height = 43cm, Width = 45cm, Depth = 43cm.

Queen Anne Style Chair


A delightful reproduction Queen Anne style chair which has been stripped to its bare frame and newly upholstered using modern upholstery materials.

Covered in a luxurious light blue upholstery fabric, with gold undertones which highlight the wood beautifully, the look is completed with a complimentary braid.

An ideal chair to be placed in the hallway, top of the landing or in a bedroom.

Height = 88 cm, Width = 48 cm, Depth = 48 cm.

1950's fabulous 'Beautility' Cocktail Cabinet


Shaken or stirred, the choice is yours with this original 1950's curvaceous 'Beautility' Cocktail Cabinet. This delightful authentic piece has been given a full face-lift and is ready for its next adventure.

Vintage green has been chosen for the main carcass, the twirly legs and feet have been painted in an on-trend dark grey, with dry-brushed vintage green; the interiors have retained their original redwood finish. Pull the top button and the cupboard opens, and whilst doing so, the top lid retracts with ample room for all those important cocktail ingredients. Complete with original back mirror and the maker mark of 'Beautility' authenticates the piece.

The drawers are lined with a complimentary funky teal fabric which matches perfectly the handmade 'Welsh' ceramic knobs from the 'Smoking Dragons' in Corris Craft Centre, mid Wales. The top has been white-washed to give a contemporary effect whilst keeping sight of the beautiful wood grain.

Length = 138cm, H = 88 cm, D = 48 cm.

A pair of Ladies and Gentleman's Chairs in stunning Designers Guild 'Quill' fabric


Be your very own VIPs in these highly individual Edwardian Salon chairs, given a spectacular Needle Rock makeover using sumptuous 'Cobalt Quill', and complimentary upholstery velvets from the Designers Guild collection.

These chairs were originally part of a seven-piece salon set, have square sectioned legs and original castors. The cut-out shapes on the top and side rails are of Art Nouveau design and both pieces have been fully reupholstered using traditional materials. The seats are sprung for additional comfort and durability, with gloss black painted frames and matching trimmings.

Height = 102 cm, Depth = 65 cm, Width = 66 cm.

Newly upholstered original 'Parker Knoll' Wingback Armchair

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Be bold with the 'Needle Rock take' on this classic vintage Parker Knoll armchair. With verdant green and cherry red tartan fabric, you certainly can’t hide in this chair and why would you want to?

This is a fabulous modern take on this original well-made armchair, and would make a statement piece in any room.

Height = 95 cm, Depth = 73 cm, Width = 73 cm.

Peruvian Inspired Child's Chair


Reminding me of a recent trip to Peru, this delightful little chair has been given a new lease of life.

With a vibrant blue seat, funky pink braid, and a dash of designer style using the Magenta 'Severini' fabric from the Designers Guild Collection on the back with the bold pop of many vertical colours.

The look has been finished with a dipped-effect of lime green on the front legs of the chair.

All in all a great little chair where a decorative small chair is required to give a bold pop of colour.

Width = 42 cm, Height = 79 cm, Depth = 38 cm.

Unusual 'Circular' Corner Chair


A great opportunity to acquire this fabulous unusual circular corner chair (they are usually more square in shape)! It's exceptionally comfortable and is covered in a sophisticated check weave velvet with deconstructed geometric florals in a lustrous emerald colourway. The sophisticated fabric is 'Bardiglio' Emerald colourway from the Designers Guild Collection, and costs a whopping £205 a metre.

This chair has turned legs and spills, is in excellent condition and has been fully reupholstered in the Needle Rock workshop. It has been finished using individually placed upholstery nails in 'platinum' colour, in excellent condition.

Why not bring a bit of comfort and glamour into your living space!

Height = 77 cm, Depth = 54 cm, Width - 55 cm.

'Serpentine' Carver Chair reupholstered with fabulous 'Manaus' from the Arley House Fabric Collections.


A good, solid, sturdy Mahogany chair from the 19th Century. Built to last and having being fully upholstered using traditional materials - it'll be sure to last another 100 years!

Manaus is a beautiful Victoria & Albert print collection compiled by Arley House that comprises graceful, colourful birds on a luxury velvet. These beautiful V & A archive images have been revitalised by the dramatic use of colour.

This type of chair is described as a 'Serpentine' chair due to the shape of the top rail; it has a pierced splat, elbow rests and tapered legs.

Height = 92 cm, Depth = 46 cm, Width = 59 cm.

Antique Bohemian 'Grandmother' Chair


A fantastic opportunity to acquire heirloom furniture.

This Early Victorian armchair, often called a ‘Grandmother’ chair, adds a dignified presence to any room. It has original traditional sprung upholstery with original castors, beautifully turned front legs and geometric carvings, and it's been recovered in apple green sumptuous velvet, with contrasting aubergine stripe.

The effect is simply stunning!

Height = 96 cm, Depth = 80 cm, Width = 66 cm

Through The Workshop Door - October 2019

The trees are starting to lose their leaves, and it’s time for us to let go of summer 2019. It’s been avery busy season; with the relocation of Needle Rock to the new workshop, building thesummerhouse to store the rolls of fabric, and moving equipment around to get the most out of thenew working space. Unbelievably, the new workspace is now rather full, but as the old saying goes,‘nature abhors a vacuum’.With the days becoming shorter, the nights getting longer, and the weather on the whole, like a boxof Liquorice Allsorts - warm and sunny one minute; dark and cloudy the next - autumn is suddenlyupon us. I’ve been very fortunate in acquiring some luxury deep-red woollen carpet which, with thehelp of hubby, we fitted in the main work area of the workshop last weekend, along with some thicklined curtains which are now hanging at the windows. The workshop now has a very regal and sumptuous feel to it, which in turn should help to keep me nice and warm during the run up to Christmas (oh no I’ve said the ‘C’ word)!

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"Have had two chairs reupholstered by Ali at Needle Rock and am over the moon with both. The first one, a rocking chair, was of great sentimental value, and now I get to use it and enjoy it every day. The second one needed rebuilding really, and is now as good as new. One happy customer!"
Liz Butler

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