Mr Franco Marinelli - Tutor

Mr Franco Marinelli

Franco's upholstery career started in Italy where he trained as a traditional upholsterer. After qualifying in both traditional and modern upholstery and specialising in leather upholstery, Franco moved back to England in 1982 where he worked with a local upholsterer before setting up his own workshop (Franelli) in 1985.

Franco is committed to the preservation of traditional crafts and to the development of time-honoured skills associated with traditional upholstery and with a wealth of experience in furniture restoration. Qualified in both traditional and modern upholstery and specialises in leather upholstery. Franco is a member of The Association of Master Upholsterers, and a Leather Master Craftsman. He has been made a Fellow of the Master Upholsterers for his service to the trade. Franco Marinelli FAMU.

In January 2015 Franco was accepted by The Worshipful Company of Upholders as a Freeman of the Company through progression from being a Fellow of the Master Upholsterers for his service to the trade.

In October 2015 he received the Freedom of the City of London, and in January 2016, Franco was honoured to be clothed as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Upholders. Since 2017, Franco has been on the board of directors for the AMUSF.

Franco's years of experience gained him many valuable skills to be passed on to others so began teaching in 2005, and now a lecturer/ Upholstery course leader at The London Metropolitan University.

Soft Furnishing & Upholstery/Craft

Traditional Upholstery for All

Code: MAI/84329/H/LC

Location: Sutton Valence Village Hall, Maidstone

Date and duration: 07/01/2020 10:00 for 10 weeks

Price: £160.00

Upholstery

Code: DAR/80163/H/LC

Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre

Date and duration: 13/01/2020 09:30 for 10 weeks

Price: £165.00

Upholstery

Code: DAR/80165/H/LC

Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre

Date and duration: 13/01/2020 12:30 for 10 weeks

Price: £165.00

Upholstery

Code: DAR/80171/H/LC

Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre

Date and duration: 20/04/2020 09:30 for 10 weeks

Price: £165.00

Upholstery

Code: DAR/80175/H/LC

Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre

Date and duration: 20/04/2020 12:30 for 10 weeks

Price: £165.00

Upholstery

Code: DAR/80157/H/LC

Location: Dartford Adult Education Centre

Date and duration: 23/09/2019 09:30 for 11 weeks

Price: £182.00