In September upholstery specialist Anthony Devine came to daytime TV watchers’ attention via an appearance on BBC1 TV programme ‘Money for Nothing’, in which he was seen working on a reupholstery job using his own photography to create imagery for bespoke, digitally printed fabric used to revamp a sofa.
In partnership with Susie Milner he runs the Ministry of Upholstery in Manchester, which started out in 2010 as an interiors boutique and workshop specialising in handmade upholstered pieces. Now it is the UKs leading upholstery school.
So what does Devine think about the role of large-format digital textile print in this market, and what message is being delivered to his students?
By Lesley Simpson