Melanie uses only the best wool and hand-knits everything individually so you know what you're buying is unique. Absolutely everything, from the restoration of chairs and tables and the upholstering, to the smallest detail such as crocheted buttons, is done by hand by Melanie.
After 10 years working as a knitwear designer for a number of international fashion brands, in 2008 Melanie Porter turned her expertise to furniture, creating one-off contemporary designs from antiques sourced at auctions and markets across the UK. Each project starts with the frame itself, which is painstakingly stripped back, before being restored and/or reupholstered using traditional techniques. This blank canvas is then covered with a series of hand-knitted panels.The result of this incredibly labour-intensive process is a stunning and unique work of art, destined to be a future family heirloom.
Melanie Porter's best sellers
- Quod cushion, white
- Hugo porto cushion, apple
- Hugo porto cushion, black
- Hugo porto cushion, soft white
- Hugo porto cushion, hot pink
- Hugo porto cushion, amber
Taylor cinema seats, Union Jack
Taylor cinema seats,…£2,800
- Macie knit lamp, soft red