01 about

Me and 'Binky', whose restoration reignited my creativity and helped me get back to what I really love doing!

Welcome to David Powell Upholstery.  I have been keen on making things since my school days and attended the London College of Furniture when I first left school. However, my life took me in a different direction.  But I always dreamed of restoring a  Classic VW Camper Van and 5 years ago I was finally able to this! During the restoration I met Leigh Hicks of Combe Valley Campers and started doing the upholstery on his camper vans.  This very quickly turned into regular work and I realised I wanted to make upholstery my full time job! To keep a variety of work coming through the workshop I also take on home upholstery and build bespoke items of furniture. I am passionate about my work, bringing creativity, precision and a great deal of care to every job.


02 portfolio


03 clients

BBC Money for Nothing

Norman from Just Jones Interiors asked me to make some seat cushions and scatter cushions for a pair of steamer chairs he was looking to restore for the BBC show, 'Money for Nothing'. I was only too happy to oblige and was delighted when Sarah Moore was able to sell the finished chairs for a small profit!




Camper van interiors including recovering seats, making rock and roll bed cushions, door cards and panels (all to clients spec and design) camper curtains and blinds, camper van/car head liners..


Re-upholstery of customers chairs, footstools, storage boxes etc,


Bespoke furniture, done to customer spec.

Upholstery button service.


Bespoke dog beds.

Foam cutting to customer's size.

Bespoke projects on request.




Tel: 07730 036385/01323 843532

Located in Tunbridge Wells, Kent