When fashion designer Paul Smith launched his new fabric collection Point in collaboration with Maharam in London, upholsterer Hans Mannerhagen was asked to try it out on a Fritz Hansen Egg chair.

In this interview Mannerhagen tells the tales of his trade and the trials and tribulations of upholstering – a job that is time consuming and very precise.

The new fabric collection Point by Paul Smith presented a new challenge for Mannerhagen – stripes. The straight lines of Point were tricky to make perfect on Arne Jacobsen's curvaceous Egg chair by Fritz Hansen.

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