• Hannah Stanton, Uphyours , zine, second sitters, upholstery, furniture

  • Hannah Stanton, New Design Britain, May Design Series, Fabric design, LA Drought, umbrella, pouff,

  • Hannah Stanton, Fiera Magazine, Second Sitters, Upholstery, Confessions of a Design Geek, Katie Treggiden, London

    + Fiera Magazine

  • Hannah Stanton, Second Sitters, Department of Repair, Camberwell college of Arts, upholstery

  • Hannah Stanton, Brazil Table Collection, Brass, Stacking, Reclaimed wood Furniture

    + Brazil Table Collection

  • hailo

    + Hailo, Somerset House

  • ShowPony_Hannah_Stanton

    + The Show Pony

  • ContemporaryUpholstery_Hannah_Stanton3

    + Contemporary Upholstery book

Latest

UphYours Zine

Writing & Graphic Design

UphYours Zine

A new independent, not for profit zine, collecting and delving into the mind of the upholsterer.

LA Drought – Benitoite

textiles

LA Drought – Benitoite

Photographic study, Silverlake, California. Digitally printed fabric.

Brazil Collection

furniture design

Brazil Collection

An elegant reworking of the classic plastic stacking table found in bars and cafes across the world.

Show Pony

Furniture design

Show Pony

FOR SALE.
The Show Pony. “An upholstered chair. An un-upholstered frame.” Part of Hannah Stanton’s ‘Ironback’ series of chairs

In Brief

Hannah Stanton, Upholstery, Furniture Design, Fabric Design, Second Sitters, London

Hannah Stanton is a designer, award winning upholsterer and author. Much of her work incorporates elements of memory and place alongside carefully considered material combinations. Her early upholstered pieces concealed engraved boxes containing salvaged fabric & mementos – time capsules for future custodians. Reclaimed materials and objects found in her work often contrast with high end materials and modern production techniques. Travel is a constant inspiration, her carefully curated records often inspiring new collections.

Having studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Hannah forged a successful design career before retraining as an upholsterer. Following a series of well documented commissions, she was approached to write a book on the subject. This lead to Second Sitters, a series of co-curated exhibitions borne out her desire to question the very nature of upholstery and its position within the worlds of art, design and craft. Personal works including the Show Pony reflected this development, turning traditional notions of upholstery on their head. Her commissions, such as that for the offices of Hailo in Somerset House, have expanded to include the spaces within which her pieces sit.

Whilst continuing to complete furniture and interior commissions, Hannah is currently putting some of her own designs into production. Utilising modern techniques alongside the traditional, Hannah builds on her deep knowledge of craft and design to produce elegant and unique pieces. Her recent collection of tables feature laser cut metal frames supporting timber reclaimed from a local historical building.