Paper Fibre Rush
A Modern Hardwearing Alternative
The paper fibre rush that we use is made for us by a UK company. It has been designed to resemble the real thing as closely as possible and to be durable. There are two colours and two thicknesses available, "antique finish" looks very much like old Dutch rush and "river rush" resembles fresh green river rush. For us to replace an average dining chair seat, (15" x 14") using this material the cost is around £65-£70, carver seats from about £80. Magistretti Carimate drop in seat pads are our speciality, in fact any drop in seat pads with "covered corners" or continental patterns. The cost to replace these varies with the material chosen, but on average they are £75-£90 each. If you would prefer to have your seat rewoven in real rush, please visit our page here for a full description and price guide.
If you would like to have a go at re-seating your own rush chair, various kits are available from Seat Weaving Supplies from £13.50.
How would you get your furniture to us for repair? One option would be to bring your chairs along and come and visit us. We are close to the New Forest and the beautiful south coast, so a good excuse for a mini break perhaps?! Or for an estimated repair cost, you could send us a photo via e-mail. Smaller items can be sent to us via the post or a courier, (well wrapped and boxed). Give us a call and we can discuss the possibilities.
The gallery below shows some of the paper fibre rush weaving that we do. If you click on the photos, a larger image should appear.