Finding a good upholsterer can sometimes be tricky. Finding one who is both skilled and innovative is even more difficult, and that is why Manhattan-based Luther Quintana is one of the tops in the field. Having been in the upholstery business for over twenty years, Luther is the go to guy for some of the top decorators in the trade: Miles Redd, Tom Scheerer, and Jeffrey Bilhuber, just to name a few. In fact, if you've read an article about one of these designer's projects, you've probably seen Luther's work without realizing it.
Luther recently opened a second showroom in Manhattan called Luther Quintana Studio. Located near the D&D Building, the studio showcases much of Luther's fabulous upholstered pieces as well as antiques, decorative pillows, and accessories. I think that once you see Luther's work, you'll realize that you can't go back to ho-hum and mediocre upholstery (something which many of us seem resigned to while we search for that upholsterer who wants to branch out and try something new). If you're in the neighborhood, you should pop in for some inspiration. Also, make sure to visit Luther's website for many more photos of his work.
(Luther Quintana Studio is located at 237 East 60th Street and is open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday by appointment. The downtown showroom/workroom for custom upholstery and drapery is still at 151 West 26th Street, by appointment.)
The images above and at top are of the studio. I'm loving the bench with the hoof legs, the screen, the Loop chair....
The ottoman, screen, and sofa are just a few of Luther's current favorites. Just think how great these pieces would look in our favorite fabrics.