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Furniture and Wall Panel Covering Service

Posted by on September 28, 2012 in products | 0 comments

Furniture and Wall Panel Covering Service

William Cowley is pleased to offer a Vellum Covering Service to Interior Designers and bespoke Furniture Makers

The use of natural or dyed Vellum for covering a wide range of furniture is at the forefront of modern cutting-edge design. Vellum works well with a whole variety of desks, tables, bedroom suites, cupboards, drawer units etc. It will mould to convex shapes without cutting. Similarly Vellum wall or door panels provide a wholly unique fashion alternative to paint and wallpaper!

To read an informative article that recently appeared in the Financial Times,  click “Vellum Clad Furniture“.

Our Vellum is made from Calfskin or Goatskin, with the latter more commonly used for furniture covering. With no two pieces of Vellum exactly alike the physical characteristics, shades and tones of this astonishing natural product can provide a stunning exclusivity to all kinds of bespoke furniture and panels. Although normally used in an uncoloured state, ranging from light cream to a variable brown/cream mixture of natural markings, we can also dye vellums in a variety of colours and effects for individual projects.

Our unique and highly distinctive Vellum offers great strength both in tension and resistance to tearing. The surface is extremely hardwearing, non-fading, and well able to resist repeated handling. For tables or flat surfaces it can be polished or lacquered.

The physical characteristics, shades and tones of this astonishing natural product can provide a stunning exclusivity to all kinds of bespoke furniture and panels. Vellum also offers great strength and versatility. It is hardwearing, non-fading and well able to resist repeated handling

William Cowley Vellum has a high degree of fire resistance and our Goatskin Vellum complies with BS EN60598-1 for use as a unique material for lampshade manufacture. Vellum lampshades will compliment interior design schemes wonderfully with a remarkable luminescent quality. Similarly room-dividing screens, backed by a light source, can work incredibly well achieving startling effects.

More information

If you are considering using Vellum for a project, you are welcome to visit us to see the variety of different vellums available and literarily get a feel for the product. The darker vellums in particular, such as natural calf, natural goat and cloudy calf, exhibit a whole variety of shades and markings which would not be evident in a small sample or even a single skin. The Vellum is generally handmade to order although small quantities are available from stock.

Please telephone our manager, Paul Wright, for detailed advice or to arrange a visit. Advice is available, free of charge, throughout the design and construction process. NB: It is especially valuable to contact us before panel sizes are planned, as designing to fit the natural skin will help minimise waste.  We can also advise on backing/fixing/surface finishes for sections being covered.

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