Studio is open during the year
Studio open by appointment outside the trail days
Toilet facilities available
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I started Red Couch as a hobby 8 years ago which has grown into a destination for funky, bold and eye-catching furniture and artful upholstery. I am a self-taught upholsterer with a flair for colour, creativity and problem solving; I give furniture and their owners an opportunity to fall in love with each other again. My previous life revolved around Tourism & languages in Lithuania & UK. But for the past 12 years I've been enjoying this legendary New Zealand lifestyle. After the first couple years in the office environment I swapped heels to jandals, computer to staple gun and have gone on the road to explore the hidden secrets of old chairs. As an upholstery artist I help people breathe new life into their old furniture. Bold colours and patterns, my own printed fabrics with designs of other artists, recycled textiles like wool blankets and velvet tablecloths are the magic mediums that I use to create one-off pieces that bring joy, command attention and spark conversations.