Upholsterers provide objects such as furniture, panels, orthopaedic devices, fixtures or vehicle parts with padding or soft covering. They can install, repair or replace the upholstery of objects with materials such as fabrics, leather, suede or cotton. Upholsterers install the webbings and springs necessary to cover the material.

Alternative label

  • chair builder

  • seat maker

  • craft upholsterer

  • craftswoman upholsterer

  • craftsman upholsterer

  • commercial upholsterer

  • seat builder

  • mattress maker

  • craftsperson upholsterer

  • chairmaker

  • chair maker

  • soft furnishing maker

  • mattress builder

  • heritage upholsterer

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Narrower occupations

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



Concept URI