Choosing the right upholstery for your seating

The material you choose is a key part of your interior design scheme adding the finishing touch to both your banquette seating and loose furniture. Balancing your budget against the type, style and durability of the many fabrics and leather that are now available can be a challenge. Spiro Designs has made your fabric selection easier by working closely with some key contract fabric and leather suppliers. These companies manufacture and supply high quality contract fabrics for the hospitality industry.

Spiro Designs has 20 years of experience supplying upholstered furniture and fixed seating to the hospitality industry, giving us a wealth of knowledge that we can share with you about fabrics that will look good and work well.  We can also advise on the most suitable furniture covering for your seating from our extensive ranges that are available in various colours, textures and finishes.

We can also send you samples of the fabrics that you are interested in, so you can see exactly how the fabric will look and feel.

Different types of upholstery fabrics

Leather banquette seating

Real Leather

There are many beautiful ranges of high quality upholstery leathers that work with both contemporary and classic interiors. The upholstery leathers that are available have been treated in a variety of ways to create a wide range of different textures and colours.

Faux Leather Banquette seating

Faux Leather

Faux leather is a very popular alternative to real leather as it is an economical choice when budget is a key factor. It has all the appearance of real leather but as a man-made fabric, faux leather is more uniform in appearance and available in a wide range of different textures and colours.

Banquette seating fabric


With an Aladdin’s cave of different textures, styles, colours and patterns, fabrics let you create a truly unique piece of furniture. Ranging in styles for all types of venue, from a contemporary cocktail bar to a country pub there are fabric collections to compliment all interior design schemes. There are stunning collections of fabrics that have been specifically designed to complement one another making it even easier to use mix and match fabrics on your various seating.

Our fabric suppliers

We are able to source many different of upholstery fabrics and are sure that we will be able to supply the ideal fabric or leather covering for your seating. We work very closely with our suppliers to make sure we are always up to date with the latest fabrics available keeping us on trend with the latest designs.

Below are a few of our recommended fabric suppliers: SEKERS, ILP, SUNBURY and AGUA

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