It's about our workmanship and design
Read what some of our clients have to say about fabric choice, craftsmanship and turn around times.
I am so thrilled with my new look arm chairs. Derek was very helpful and patient in helping me choose the perfect colour and style of fabric from a range of possible fabrics he brought to my house. Within days of me making my choice, Derek had given my two daggy old arm chairs a totally new, fresh and modern look, which is what I had really hoped for. He also plumped them up and made them more comfortable. They now look super chic and very expensive! He also did a superb job in re-upholstering my beautiful Laura Ashley winged chair in new Laura Ashley fabric. The pattern was elegantly positioned on the chair and the finish was immaculate. All of this superb craftsmanship was done for a most reasonable or modest price. I have used the most expensive Eastern suburb upholsterers in the past and yet the job Derek did for me was equally as good. I would unequivocally recommend him! Eliza Alexandra – Sanctuary Lakes
Kate Challis Interiors
Inform is my preferred supplier for all custom made cushions and accessories. We love products that are locally made and beautifully machined and filled. And Made right here in Melbourne !
Kate Challis Interiors - Fitzroy Vic.
Kate Challis Interiors - Fitzroy Vic.
Mark and Toni Skaife
We love our new couch!! Derek has completely transformed our favorite 10 year old family couch and restored it to adopt a new modern loose cover look. It looks fantastic, but best of all I can keep it looking great by putting it through the washing machine - it comes up like new every time. Mark and Toni Skaife – Toorak
Martin and Kim
When we lost a cushion to the strong South Melbourne winds, I was doubtful we would find a similar fabric and be able to have a replacement cushion made. Finding your colourful and informative web-site while we were still in Switzerland was a bonus we were not expecting. Not only did you know we were coming and had lost a cushion, you were able to confirm your lead time would be short instead of the 10 week turn around time of the big suppliers. Derek and Michael, you saved the day! We now have our cushions firmly in place and can enjoy the autumn sun and our terrace for the rest of our stay in Melbourne. Thank you for being so flexible! Martin & Kim
I used Inform Upholstery and Design to recover an old sofa and also to make and cover cushions for my window seat at home. The final product I received was of excellent quality and the workmanship was top notch. I also found Derek very easy to deal with, eager to please and most helpful. These are rare qualities indeed and therefore I highly recommend his services. Michelle Dellios, Glen Iris
Thank you so much Derek for bringing new life to my lounge. I'd had my Moran sofa for nearly 10 years and I just could not part with it. Not only did you restore it but it is an absolute piece of art, the centrepiece of our lounge and a wonderful conversation point. I really think your workmanship and attention to detail is what made my crazy dream a reality! Rahnee Karge – Albert Park
I recently had my 2 Moran sofas re upholstered by Derek from Inform Upholstery and design. At first, I had Moran supply me with an estimate to complete the job. After seeing their quote and time frame, I decided to contact Inform Upholstery and design. Their quote was almost half that of Moran! Moran also told me there was a 2 month turn around to complete the job. Derek was able to complete the job within 2 weeks and that was just before Christmas when most suppliers simply can’t be bothered. Derek’s work ethic, honesty, reliability and bright personality certainly helped make my choice to use him a lot easier. The results were fantastic and the craftmanship first class! The sofas were like brand new...I couldn’t fault them! I would highly recommend Inform Upholstery and design. Thank you Derek Rob Gauci - Middle Park
Vanessa and Julien
My partner and I serendipitously came across Inform Upholstery via the web after purchasing a very tired looking, drab and quite frankly, ugly second hand couch. From the beginning, Derek was extremely helpful, friendly, passionate and above all knowledgeable about the design and style elements of our couch. We could see that Derek was someone who took pride immense pride and satisfaction in his work and we immediately knew we had come to the right place. Derek saw the beyond the hideous original fabric of our couch through to its ‘good bones’ and made recommendations that were within our budget and perfectly suited to our style. He was sympathetic to the design elements of our couch and really let those shine through in the finished product. During our consultation, Derek suggested a range of fabrics and colours within many different budgets and did not push us towards one way or another. He gave us the opportunity to explore all our options while giving us a plethora of creative ideas that only his expertise and knowledge could provide. We are so incredibly thrilled with the amazing work Derek and Inform did in completely transforming our couch. Our couch has gone from an ugly and drab piece of furniture to a completely unique, impeccably finished bold statement piece in our home. I have honestly lost track of all the times people have come over and raved on about our couch. The craftsmanship is absolutely superb and exudes quality and attention to detail at every turn. Thank you again to Derek and everyone at Inform for a truly miraculous transformation! Vanessa and Julien, Fitzroy