Kilim upholstered furniture has been a popular bohemian covering for sofas since the nineteenth century. The likes of George Smith, and Liberty were always keen on upholstering using kilim.
As George Smith quips on their website “George Smith has built a reputation for their expertise in upholstering with Kilim. The skill lies in assessing how best to place the Kilim design on the furniture, the cutting and pattern matching and the final application.” This is certainly true with this example with the matched semi-old kilims, giving a beautifully balanced finish. This example would have retailed new on the Fulham road at a cost of between £7,000 to £9,000, so it does provide good value.
Quality is king.