“Finding an upholster that works with design dealers such as The Peanut Vendor and Max Keys means they will know their Corbusiers from their Afra and Tobia Scarpa’s. And that’s just the in-the-know address book contact I like, especially when founder Olga Mackenzie’s studio is round the corner from me in East London.”

Naomi Smart, Shopping Director for British Vouge

“Olga recovered a tatty old Victorian armchair that I had bought from Ebay. She was able to advise me on the right fabric including where to shop for it and did such a beautiful job. She repaired parts of the chair that had deteriorated over the years and my new chair looks more than fantastic. Would absolutely recommend Olga and her work.”

Sue Harding

“I’m very happy with Olga’s work. The accomplishments were more than my expectations. She was also assisting me to choose the right fabrics for me. It was such a quick turnaround too.”


“Working with Olga was a great experience, she created the sofa I’d dreamt of and put in so much hard work to make sure it was beautiful yet functional. Taking into account the pattern layout for maximising wear in our busy household. I wholeheartedly recommend Olga.”


“Olga was recommended to me by a friend after I had bought an antique nursing chair in desperate need of some TLC. Despite having a tight turnaround, Olga was able to meet my deadline. Olga works to a high standard but her communication on detailing and fabric choices was most appreciated. I would certainly use Altyn upholstery again!”

Adam Cooper

“I was very pleased with the excellent work Olga did on my chair. To cover a 200 year old Porter’s chair with its wobbles and wood much scarred by its many re-upholsterings and to restore it to a pristine state showed real skill and technique. I would highly recommend Altyn upholstery service to anyone.”

George Galitzine

“My old tired chair has been restored to the highest standard. Olga has gone beyond my expectations, matching the new colour to the rest of my living room furniture and recommending to stain and wax rather than paint the chair, which shows off the beautiful wood grain. Olga has also created a large piped window seat from my living room. I am very happy with the workmanship and durability on both projects and would highly recommend Altyn services to your home refurbishment projects.”


“Olga has made a beautiful cover for the seats on my sofa. Perfectly made, it fits amazingly, I only gave her the dimensions on a piece of paper and it was absolutely perfect. She even came to fit the cover to make sure her work was at the level of her expectations and it was. Well done.”