Rosi took over Lane Upholstery from Bill Lane in 2013 when he retired.
She worked as an apprenticed there, and as a seamstress. Bill has completely supported Rosi’s effort to continue this company’s proud. history.
“Rosi was very teachable. I knew she had what it takes to do this work when she first came to work with us,” Lane comments.
I’m honored to have so much attention brought to my shop as well as this generally forgotten art. Upholstery doesn’t just make use of valuable resources: it also helps reduce waste from furniture: more than 10 billion tons of furniture are dumped into landfills each year making up 5% of all trash.
We’ve made the shift to recycling paper, glass, and plastic. I think we can also make a shift to how we think about investing in furniture that we can keep for a long time, re-upholster, and lessen our environmental impact
Rosi believes in all the benefits of reupholstering furniture.
While some people regard upholstery as expensive, it’s actually a much better long term investment. Cheap furniture doesn’t last long, lands up in the trash, and eventually in a landfill. With upholstery, you can get all of the following benefits:
- create a custom piece
- preserve and keep family heirloom pieces for future generations
- help the environment
- invest in craftsmanship here locally versus a factory overseas
I’m continuing Lane Upholstery’s legacy as well as creating an affordable alternative to throwing beloved pieces away or buying unreliable furniture.
Add to your collection with one of Rosi’s vintage furniture finds
Rosi also collects high-quality vintage furniture. Many times, these pieces provide customers a unique low-cost option that can then be finished to fit their needs.
In Rosi’s Own Words
I keep family traditions going, as well as help start new ones. With people increasingly seeing their individual choices as value-driven, furniture might become the next front for helping the environment. With the rise of recycling, organic foods, and locally sourced products, look out for upholstery to potentially become the next big thing.