Ollie has two passions in life: music and antiques. Having spent his formative years playing in bands and being obsessed with all things music, he worked in the industry as a radio plugger, A&R man and manager, working with some of the biggest acts and travelling the world, whilst still finding time to DJ, run his own club nights and write an award-winning music blog.
His other passion is a love of all things antique and vintage. Ever since he can remember, Ollie has been surrounded by collectables and antiques, whether it be in his family home or being dragged, sometimes literally, around car boot sales and antique fairs every weekend by his parents...read more
After 15 years in music, he decided it was time for a change. His love of furniture, and an ever-expanding collection of chairs led him into the world of upholstery. Falling in love with the craft, he quickly decided this was going to be his new path and Ollie graduated with a distinction certified by The Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers. He started working out of the back of a shipping container and upholstering for clients, whilst buying and selling all kinds of vintage items. He’s since built up his business to now be one of the UK’s leading upholsterers, working with clients including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, The Libertines Margate Hotel, ‘The Albion Rooms’ and world famous Margate artist Tracey Emin.
In 2021 Ollie starred as one of the expert restorers in Channel 4’s hit TV show ‘Mend It for Money’. His talent for upholstery and restoration, alongside his natural gift for selling, saw him produce four stunning pieces that sold immediately to his large social media following.