Armand Verdier is regarded by a number of experienced British colleagues as an 'Upholsterer par excellence".
He started in training at the age of 15 in Le Harve, Normandy France. This was followed by two years at the country's most renowned school for Arts and Crafts, The Ecolle Boulle in Paris. Following his formal training, Armand went to England to gain work experience with Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. It was while Armand was there that he was introduced to Angela Burgin, one of the UK's leading experts on traditional upholstery. He spent the next four years honing his skills under her guidance.
After returning to France to complete his exams, Armand went back to live and work permanently in the United Kingdom. Twenty years on and Armand now has his own workshop Armand Verdier- Fine Upholstery in Cheddington, Buckinghamshire where his work is in high demand from antique dealers, interior Designers and private individuals who demand the very highest of skills.
Armand's work is synonymous with crisp unfaltering execution and since 2013, alongside his own work and commissions, this French Master upholsterer has been teaching, explaining and demonstrating the techniques involved in his speciality - French Traditional Upholstery.
Apart from the occasional visit from his old Ecolle Boulle tutor, Armand is the only person in the United Kingdom teaching the art of French Upholstery.
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