Fibrenew Manhattan Central (New York City): Saul Shapiro

Mobile restoration service to your home or business! Three ways to receive a repair estimate:

VALUED CUSTOMER REVIEWS

It’s all about seeing a smile on our customer’s face after each job is completed!

Below is a small sample of what some of our clients have shared about their experience with Fibrenew
(spelling and grammar mistakes and all 🙂 )

Have your own review to submit?

Tell us on or let us know here
 
avatar
I "HIGHLY" recommend Fibrenew. There was a rip on my new leather couch, which I was very concern and was contemplating on send the couch back being that I spent so much money for this couch. The furniture company contact Fibrenew to come out at my house to repair the rip. I couldn't believe my eyes. Saul did an "AMAZING" job (Fibrenew) in repairing the rip. His work is above a 10. Thank you so much Saul.

Janet

JANET S., Bayonne, NJ 07002
Saul is an absolute miracle man! He perfectly restored 10 old but cherished lacquered leather chairs from our dining room. I really had my doubts that anyone could restore the depth of color of our chairs, while eliminating all the stains and scratches from 40+ years of use so I asked Saul to do one before committing to the full job. Saul arrived when scheduled and got to work and by the end of the day, I couldn’t believe what he had done! The chair looked almost brand new and all the spots, scratches and discolorations had been erased. He completed the remaining nine chairs and we continue to get compliments on how beautiful and fresh the leather looks. I would not hesitate to let Saul tackle any job involving leather and cannot recommend him highly enough. And he is a dream and a true professional to work with.

Patricia B
From:
Our two cats have been scratching up our large sectional sofa for years and Saul was able to make it look close to new. And he was very professional doing it - he is clearly an expert in his craft. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Alexey L
From:
Saul did an amazing job restoring my sofa. The leather had a lot of discoloration from the sun and now it looks brand new. I would highly recommend.

Alan Shaker
From:
Wow! I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of workmanship and the level of customer service from Scott. I unfortunately had a mouse chew a sizable hole in the leather seat of my SUV. Scott was able to repair the hole to look good as new. I am thankful I found Fibernew and I will be sure to recommended to friends and family.

Lindsey Stansfield
From:
Fibrenew and saul are magicians! What Saul did to restore my Eames Chair and Ottoman from 1992 was magnificent. Saul started working the minute he arrived and asked if he could take his time for as long as needed to make the job perfect and he did. Thank you, Saul for giving new life to our favorite chair and insuring it lasts for many more decades to come!

henry flores
From:
We just had Saul restore a beautiful antique chair and ottoman Without altering the integrity of the pieces he was able to restore them to mint condition Thanks for a very pleasant and professional experience

Terence Mintern, New York
Saul has now treated my leather chairs for the third time over the past few years. He does a fantastic job and I highly recommend him.

Maxine Blake
From:
Saul was amazing at every turn. He responded immediately to our initial inquiry, provided the estimate based on a photo, and set up an appointment that worked for us. He was prompt, polite, professional and did a beautiful job fixed the stitching and buttons on our sofa. Would highly recommend.

Paula Fox Niziak
From:
Repaired a couch perfectly. Delivery folks had damaged it, but Fibrenew made it look like it never happened! Saul is great!

Jules Jacob
From:
Saul did an amazing job with my cream leather sofa. Our dog made a few visual abrasions to the sofa and, the sofa needed a major cleaning! After a few hours my sofa looked brand new! Clean and all abrasions covered! I was so happy I contacted Saul and saved a sofa I really love. Thanks again for a wonderful job.

Nicki Andrews
From:
Wonderful experience with Saul!  We had a small cut on the leather couch. Invited a repairman from a different company; he "fixed" it horribly.  A month or so after, I've invited Saul. He did a beautiful job on fixing what the other person messed up. The couch looks absolutely new- no damage! Saul is such a joy to work with- so friendly and professional! Highly recommended!

Elena M.
From:
We have been unhappy with the condition of our couch and our inability to get out a series of stains.

It's been rather frustrating, and all of our home remedies or efforts to find people to come in and repair the problem had been without success.

So we called Saul at Fibrenew and explained the problem and sent pictures. He responded quickly, and assured us that he could make a large improvement in the couches condition.

And that it turns out was a Huge understatement!!

Today we arrived home after Saul had done his magic, and we were astounded at the level of improvement. Saul came with a whole bag of tricks, tools and equipment and I can't imagine being any happier with the results.

If we are any example of Fibrenew's work all I can say is they are miracle workers, and we recommend them without any hesitation.

Andy S.
From:
I contacted Saul when my new puppy ate significant portions of two of my leather couches.  Saul spent time understanding the extent of the damage, reviewed the pictures that I sent him and candidly explained what he could do based on the condition.  Even though we set a date for repair, he was responsive, professional and continued to follow-up with me throughout.  On the day of the repair, he spent hours patiently repairing the furniture with the goal of restoring them to their intended form.  I was only hoping that he would just sew up the big holes so I could have time to search for other furniture, but he exceeded my expectations and I have no desire to search for replacements.  

I always like to give positive feedback when it is due, and in this case, it is certainly due.

Thanks!!!

Kris P.
From:
Saul was straightforward, professional and courteous. He did an incredible job cleaning and removing a stain on our white leather sectional.. We were thinking of getting a new sofa, but after the cleaning, it looks like new!

Amy Schultz
From:
Saul did a fantastic job of repairing my mom's couch in NYC. He was very straightforward in explaining the likelihood of a successful repair, based on pictures of the damage I sent him. He was very courteous to my elderly mother during his visit. His expert craftsmanship and attention to detail really injected a second life into the couch and my mother is delighted (the most important thing, obviously).

Pascal R.
From:
Saul is a miracle worker!  My red leather chair had faded to a colorless gray.  He completely restored it to its original deep oxblood red.  In fact, I thinks its more beautiful now than when I bought it new.  In addition, Saul couldn't be a more genial person to have in your home.

Molly W.
From:
I normally don't write reviews, but Saul did such a great job fixing a damaged portion of my couch, that I was compelled to recommend him so that others can benefit from his services. Very professional, honest and delivered what he promised

Daniel R.
From:
Nice and honest employees. Knowledgeable insights. Would recommend heavily over All Furniture Services that gives vague price estimate.

Matt G.
From:
Saul is a miracle worker. We had a high-end black leather chair that was over 10 years old. Our cat did a good amount of damage jumping on and off it- scratches and various gashes. Saul restored is to new. I was stunned. Honestly, I never imagined it was possible.
He comes to your home, sets up his work area, and with zero mess completes the job in a few hours. He is knowledgable in every aspect of upholstery. He advised me how to care for other pieces. And, he is a super nice guy.
His prices are very fair for the amount of labor involved and incredible results. The added bonus of not having to move the furniture out of the home is makes it even more invaluable.
I would definitely call Saul again for other pieces and recommend him 150%.

M. C.
From:
Saul is nothing short of a miracle worker.  We love our white leather sofa but over the past few years, the sofa because damaged and stained and looked very used and with guests coming for the holidays, we searched quickly to find a new sofa.  No matter how hard I looked, I could not find the size and shape we were looking for and in my desperation, googled, leather sofa restoration.  Fibrenew came up and when I saw the 5 star reviews and the before and after pictures, I could hardly believe them.  I contacted Saul and after looking at some of my sofa pictures, he quoted me a reasonable fee for restoring my sofa.  I thought it was worth a try since it was much cheaper than buying a new sofa, and I would get to keep the one I love.   Saul is a delightful person and explained what he was doing. He comes to your house, so that you don't have the inconvenience of moving the sofa out of the home.   After 6 hours of hard work, he called for me to come look.  I could not believe it was my sofa.  The color he used to fill in cracks and damage was spot on and although he uses a disclaimer to say he can make it look better, but it won't look like new....Well, he is wrong...He made it look better than new. I sent pictures to my sons and friends, and all those who know my sofa could not imagine that this is possible. All I can say, is if you have leather furniture that you love so much that its showing wear and tear, but you don't want to buy new, then contact Saul.  He is an engineer by trade and has a meticulous eye for matching color and repairing damage.  The sofa looks so new, that now I will have him come back to fix up leather chairs since they are looking shabby next to the gleaming sofa.  Thank you, Saul.

Dori E.
From:
5.0 star rating 11/28/2017
Saul is nothing short of a miracle worker. We love our white leather sofa but over the past few years, the sofa because damaged and stained and looked very used and with guests coming for the holidays, we searched quickly to find a new sofa. No matter how hard I looked, I could not find the size and shape we were looking for and in my desperation, googled, leather sofa restoration. Fibrenew came up and when I saw the 5 star reviews and the before and after pictures, I could hardly believe them. I contacted Saul and after looking at some of my sofa pictures, he quoted me a reasonable fee for restoring my sofa. I thought it was worth a try since it was much cheaper than buying a new sofa, and I would get to keep the one I love. Saul is a delightful person and explained what he was doing. He comes to your house, so that you don't have the inconvenience of moving the sofa out of the home. After 6 hours of hard work, he called for me to come look. I could not believe it was my sofa. The color he used to fill in cracks and damage was spot on and although he uses a disclaimer to say he can make it look better, but it won't look like new....Well, he is wrong...He made it look better than new. I sent pictures to my sons and friends, and all those who know my sofa could not imagine that this is possible. All I can say, is if you have leather furniture that you love so much that its showing wear and tear, but you don't want to buy new, then contact Saul. He is an engineer by trade and has a meticulous eye for matching color and repairing damage. The sofa looks so new, that now I will have him come back to fix up leather chairs since they are looking shabby next to the gleaming sofa. Thank you, Saul.

DORI Evans
From:
Saul was great. I have a white leather sofa, 7 years old that I had scratched in a few places. I have two small kids so it desperately needed a cleaning. Not only was Saul super flexible in finding a good time that worked with my kids' schedules, he came and the sofa looks like a brand new sofa. Your mileage may vary, the sofa was in good shape before but really happy with the result. If you look and know it's there I can find where the scratches were but only at that level, and visitor would never notice. Highly recommended!

Neal W.
From:
Saul came to my job to fix a couple of large pieces of furniture. Saul showed up a few minutes earlier than he said he would (definitely not like the cable guys), and he was professional and nice. We had corresponded via email prior to his appointment, and he always responded very quickly. He also had very reasonable prices. We would highly recommend him!

J J.
From:
I had bought a high end pearl white sectional leather couch almost 2 years ago. I noticed in two sections, the seam has come undone. I first looked up reviews of about 10 leather restoration companies, and this company was the best. I then attached images (see attached) of my issue. I got very high quotes from most companies, and when I inquired about how they would fix the seams (which were sewn inward and invisible) most said they would have to repair it with the seams now showing from this point going forward, which was not acceptable. One woman said I needed to get new leather on the entire couch, which I scoffed at. Fibrenew gave me one of the most conservative quotes (within 275-340) for 2 3 inch areas with the seams becoming undone. Unlike others, all he needed was pictures, and explained over the phone how he would repair it so it would look as it did before, with an inverse stitch style. After an hour and a half, both were fixed, and he said they would be the strongest part of the couch now as he used strong stitching. I was very happy with him from first contact, to reminding me a few days before, to arriving on time and finishing ahead of schedule. A +, the best service for the cheapest price. You don't find that often.

Recommend to all, including my mom who has some leather issues right now with her couch.

Connor W.
From:
When a seam on my fairly new white leather recliner ripped open, I consulted Yelp and found Fibrenew. I filled out the info form and sent a picture of the damage, not expecting a quick reply on a Saturday. So I was pleasantly surprised when Saul answered within the hour and set up an appointment to fix it. Saul arrived right on time and worked diligently to repair the seam. It looks like new, and Saul used very strong thread to make sure the repair lasts. Reasonable pricing for a convenient home visit, and saved me from having to buy a new recliner. Very happy with Saul's service, highly recommend.

Linda K.
From:
Saul patched a hole in our couch last Fall and it was excellent. He was professional and pleasant to work with. Highly recommend.

Sing C.
From:
Saul just refurbished my black leather sofa as well as cleaned up a leather chair. I could not be happier with the results. It is truly like having new furniture. Although he warned me that there would be a stain that would not come out...I can hardly see it. I was impressed with the pictures I saw online but he surpassed all expectations.

Robbi J.
From:
Restored my old Natuzzi leather couch to a fantastic finish. It was dark green and had suffered from worn areas in a number of places, which created white, rubbed patches. No one would ever know it was not brand new.

Leslie Weinberg
From:
Wonderful service, timely and very professional. Provided a terrific result.

Stan L.
From:
Saul is a true businessman and provides an excellent service.  After reading his reviews and having him come by for an estimate, I decided to have my leather recliner chair refinished. It looks as if it is new after Saul's work!!! It's 15 years old and was in somewhat decent shape other than the leather was worn out and had numerous scratches from normal daily use, and from my kids' use. It desperately needed some tender loving care, and a Fibrenew overhaul. Saul did an excellent job refinishing the leather. I love how it looks now. I would highly recommend Fibrenew, and Saul specifically, for his expertise and amazing service!

Sam D.
From:
Saul did a superb job of restoring a tear in our banquettes at Rotisserie Georgette. His care and craftsmanship are impeccable.

Georgette F.
From:
I accidentally spilled rubbing alcohol on my DWR sky blue leather sofa. The damage was extensive. Saul did an amazing job in restoring my sofa to its original condition. Not only was he able to match the color exactly but there is no hint that the sofa had even been damaged in the first place. His repair work aside, Saul was also extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. I would use him in the future and would recommend him without a doubt to friends and family. Thanks, Saul

Luis R.
From:
My husband sat on our leather chair with a pair of scissors in his pocket and punctured a hole in it.  We had had the chair and ottoman for over twenty years with two kids and a dog so they were pretty beaten up in addition to the gaping hole.  Saul arrived on time and repaired the hole and conditioned the leather so that it has a sheen close to the look it had when it was new.  Saul was punctual and extremely professional!  I highly recommend him.

Emily W.
From:
Saul repaired my leather sofa yesterday and restored it to its original condition. It looks brand new! I couldn't be happier. And to top it off, I didn't have to go anywhere. Saul came to me, quietly and efficiently got his work done in a few hours, and left me a very happy customer. I 100% highly recommend Saul and FibreNew if you're looking to restore your furniture.

Gilda S.
From:
Wow!!!!    I have been waiting for a company like Fibrenew and a pro like Saul for a while. I had bought couches about 12 years ago that were beautiful. So much so, I kept them covered for years to keep them perfect. About 5 years in, I decided to uncover them and "live life/enjoy". Unfortunately, due to their light color, our cat and just normal use they really started to get worn down. Saul fixed the couches and some leather chairs and i have to say they looked like they did when they arrived from Italy. In addition, Saul is honest, hard working, highly skilled in his field and incredibly knowledgeable about fabrics, leather in particular in my case. I am floored by the job Saul did, and cannot express my gratitude enough. I would say the ONLY downside to getting these couches and chairs made perfect again by Fibrenew is from my husband, as i won't let him sit on them currently because they just look too good! This is best resource I've found in years and say don't walk, but run to have Saul make your furniture look gorgeous again.

Robin K.
From:
Saul does amazing work. I had high expectations based on the NY magazine profile and pics on his website, but he was actually able ton make my couch look brand new. Amazing.

Melissa W.
From:
Saul did an incredible job fixing our leather couch after years of cat scratches. We couldn't believe he was able to make the couch look just like new. We could not recommend Saul more--he truly did a fantastic job

Kylie T.
From:
I give Saul 6 Stars,
Look no further Mr. Saul words was his bond, his price was fare and his work is marvelous I recommend Fibrenew for your next Furniture Reupholstery I am very pleased...

Thank You, Saul.

James S.
From:
Saul was a true professional and did a remarkable job on the repair of my leather sofa. I would highly recommend him to anyone he is clean, thorough, and an artist!

Jeanine F.
From:
Saul just completed his work on my leather sofa and leather side chair.  The results are amazing.  I had come close to replacing them with new pieces due to their worn appearance and small rips.  Happily, instead I contacted Saul, and now that he has worked his magic they look terrific.  Like night and day.  His work is meticulous and of the highest quality, and he is a genuine, pleasant individual.    If you have leather furniture in need of restoration, this is your guy.  I cannot recommend him enthusiastically enough.

Bill L.
From:
avatar

Mr. Shapiro performed "magic" on our red leather stools. The smooth shiny top layer of bright red leather had gradually been lost to friction with the underside of the marble table against which the stools live. After his ministrations, the stools look as they did on the first day they arrive from Italy. He did an amazing job matching color and re-creating the texture. Saul is extremely good at what he does, and a lovely person. I recommend him enthusiastically.



Nadia W., New York
Saul did an excellent job on my leather sectional couch with 8 years of wear and tear - now it looks near new! He is very professional and the price was very reasonable. Really glad I discovered this service.

james l.
From:
A couple of tears opened up on the back of my ancient chocolate leather Chesterfield and I remembered reading NY Mag's strong recommendation of Saul and Fibrenew a few days earlier. He came, saw, and conquered those rips with very effective under-patching.  First-class, efficient service and a helluva nice guy.  Highly recommend.

Ed F.
From:
Saul did a wonderful job repairing and cleaning my leather sectional. His work is top notch and his work ethic is beyond compare!  He arrived on time and worked 7 hours straight until the work was up to his professional standard.
I have had my couch for about 14 years and it is so comfortable!  I would have hated to replace it!  So...I contacted Saul.  His honesty, professionalism and expertise is inspiring .  I highly recommend him!

Joan S.
From:
Saul Just left and I had to write a review immediately.

He is such a nice person and very accomodating. He was able to work with us with our schedule and so gracious all along the way.

He is a true artist! Our leather Natuzzi couches had some wear to them and we were about to try to get them reupholstred when I found Fibrenew. I sent in some pictures and we eventually came to the conclusion that the couches could be spot treated. We agreed on a VERY resonable price. Saul underplayed his talent immensely and said he will try his best to give them new life but it may not be perfect! I don't know what his definition of perfect is but my couches are the same exact color as when I first bought them. TOTALLY AMAZING!

If anyone is thinking about getting their leather couches recovered or throwing them out, call Fibrenew Manhattan Central first! You will not regret it!

Frantz H.
From:
I recently used Fibrenew/Saul to re-dye some faded sections of my 8 year-old high-end brown leather sectional couch and he did a great job.  I found Saul to be very honest and a lot more reliable and professional than I would have expected from someone in his line of work.

I thought the price was very fair for his work and the service provided cost me a fraction of  what it would have cost had I pursued other options to fix the problem (ie buying new pillows from the manufacturer).

It was a pleasure dealing with Fibrenew/Saul and I would recommend this company to anyone needing similar work done.

Jon A.
From:
I should have written this review last fall when Saul took a beat-up chesterfield couch and brought it back to life. There were several rips that needed to be repaired and the zipper was totally separated from the leather. When Saul left that day it was as if I had a new couch. I love this couch because there were many happy times associated with it. One was sitting on it with my kids and dog eating oranges and watching ER. Saul worked his magic and the couch still sits proudly in my living room.  But wait... there's more. Just last week a few new rips appeared next to the portion of the couch that Saul had repaired. I contacted him and within a day he was back in my apartment repairing the couch again... free of charge On top of that he was just as courteous and pleasant to deal with as when I payed him to be there. I guess you can tell that I am a big fan of Saul... I also believe you can guess that I highly recommend him!!!!!

Frank C.
From:
This is truly magic!  I was searching for a new leather sectional sofa on line since one of the cushions on mine was badly scratched by a cat (torn through the leather in 3 spots and scratched all over).  I suddenly came across the Fibrenew webpage and I decided, with hesitation, to contact Saul.....After sending him pics, he assured me that my couch wasn't so bad (trust me, it was awful!), and that he could repair it, and match the color....We made an app't,  he came with a little wagon hitched to his bike, and took my cushion to his place for 1 week.  When he returned, I couldn't believe the magic he had done...and the price was very reasonable!!  I saved myself from having to purchase a new sofa, and aside from the price, I love the couch I have! I am now considering having him "condition" the entire couch, meaning, clean and oil it, a process he does in the home, given that my sofa is well over 15 years old!  I am not one to write reviews, but Saul is a very unusual person with a very unusual service....He offers that expertise, touch and satisfaction that has long disappeared from our lives, and is such a refreshing experience.   If I decide to have my entire couch restored, I will post again.

Bravo to you, Saul!

Yvonne P.
From:
avatar

From Leslie W. on Angie's List:

"[Saul] brought my old leather couch back from the dead.  It is over twenty years old, dark green, and had loads of worn areas from lying on it with my elbows digging in.  I was all set to buy a new one.  After he finished, I did have a new one.

"Natuzzi Leather actually mentioned the company to me, which lost them a sale!  I had called to get information on finding a couch as similar as possible and explained how bad my old couch looked, and he brought up Fibrenew.  He lost a sale for over $4000.00 and I wound up with a couch which looks like it jut came out of the store. He spent about four hours airbrushing, and using various compounds on it. 


"He is a miracle worker."


Thanks for your kind words, Leslie!  It's not a miracle, though.  It's the materials, processes and training that provides the Fibrenew advantage.  



Leslie W. as seen on Angies List
avatar
I had a tear in the leather seat of a high-end designer chair. I looked into buying leather to replace the upholstery on the two identical chairs but the cost of the leather, alone, was prohibitive. I found Saul and Fibrenew on line and reached out to see if he could accommodate my request for a quick turn repair. He could and he did and I'm extremely pleased with the results in the before and after photos attached. His rates are very affordable and he saved me the cost and aggravation of having the chairs reupholstered or replaced. Saul was wonderful to deal with and is an expert in his craft. I highly recommend him.

Joan D., As seen on Houzz.com
avatar
I had such a great experience with this company. They do something that's hard to find. They repair and redye leather furniture rather than spending a fortune reupholstering it. I used their Manhattan branch which is basically a one-man operation--he comes to give you an estimate and then he's the one who does the repair. He was a real craftsman--very experienced and "old school." He was also honest about which of my pieces it would be worth the price to fix, and he's an expert on the different kinds of leather and what you can and cannot do. He actually told me that the loveseat I bought ages ago at Crate & Barrel I should just give up on. But he made my Eames lounge chair look amazing. He erased my cat's many scratches and even touched up some chips in the wood. I doubt he's the cheapest, but his price was fair and the work was meticulous. It cost far far less than reupholstering or replacing. Just to be clear: I can't give an opinion about all of their branches, but the guy in Manhattan is awesome!

Thanks for the kind words, Lindsey! I have attached a before/after of the Eames ottoman repair.

lindseygreen, As seen on Houzz.com
avatar
I just hired Saul to repair the stitching on the leather driver's seat in my Volvo. His professionalism, craftsmanship, communication and punctuality have (just about) restored my faith in hiring people off the internet. I highly recommend him and Fibrenew. I know he spent much longer on the job than he anticipated - which BTW, was on a Saturday morning - but he didn't inflate the rate, took his time and made me (and my prized station wagon) very, very happy. Thank you Saul! I'll be contacting you again...for sure!

Mark M., As seen on Yelp!
avatar
I recently relocated from TX to NY and my moving company (Atlas) broke my leather couch straps my mom had custom made in the 70's. I was totally distraught. They didn't offer much for repairs and the 'big name' repair places were ridiculously expensive and I didn't even trust they could fix a unique piece that was sentimental to me. Lots of couch repair internet research led me to Saul. Saul was super professional, always on time, and very communicative. He was able to take the monies Atlas gave me and repair the straps, condition and fix minor tears. It looked AMAZING when he finished....better than when I arrived. I couldn't be more happy with his work!

Chantelle, As seen on Houzz.com
Saul was professional, prompt, and neat! His work was fabulous. I can't tell there was a tear. I would use him again!

drneen, From Houzz.com
This is truly magic! I was searching for a new leather sectional sofa on line since one of the cushions on mine was badly scratched by a cat (torn through the leather in 3 spots and scratched all over). I suddenly came across the Fibrenew webpage and I decided, with hesitation, to contact Saul.....After sending him pics, he assured me that my couch wasn't so bad (trust me, it was awful!), and that he could repair it, and match the color....We made an app't, he came with a little wagon hitched to his bike, and took my cushion to his place for 1 week. When he returned, I couldn't believe the magic he had done...and the price was very reasonable!! I saved myself from having to purchase a new sofa, and aside from the price, I love the couch I have! I am now considering having him "condition" the entire couch, meaning, clean and oil it, a process he does in the home, given that my sofa is well over 15 years old! I am not one to write reviews, but Saul is a very unusual person with a very unusual service....He offers that expertise, touch and satisfaction that has long disappeared from our lives, and is such a refreshing experience.

Yvonne, As reviewed on Yelp!, New York, NY
avatar
avatar
OMG...Saul, I can not believe what I picked up today...I am thrilled...Thankful for your artistry...Have no idea how you made mint condition from "not so good". Saul, you are fantastic and I very much appreciate your creativity. Hope to see you again.


Thanks,
Jim


Hi Jim!


Thanks for the kind words. For those just tuning in, Jim has a precious, much loved, classic 1969 Olivetti typewriter (a sample of which is included in the Museum of Modern Art's design collection) that had been stained in a failed effort to clean it. I matched the distinctive original red using the inside of the case and then used Fibrenew's proprietary dyes and finishing coats to bring tears of joy to Jim's eyes. What a fun and gratifying project...thanks for entrusting Fibrenew with your beloved artifact, Jim!

~
Saul: I just want to thank you for doing such an amazing job repairing and refinishing the leather office furniture in our reception area. The sofa and chairs look fabulous! All our attorneys--and especially our managing partner--are very pleased with the results, as well as the much lower cost than we would of paid having everything replaced or reupholstered!"


Janice P., Office Manager, Law Firm, Midtown Manhattan
avatar
avatar
I'm going to try to post before and after pics to show how Fibrenew saved my leather chair. Basically, it's an Eames-style recliner that has sentimental value because it's been in the family for years. The leather on the seat was so worn away that I just kept it covered with a throw blanket, because every re-upholstering quote I've gotten is way beyond my budget. The first thing I liked about Saul is that he was extremely honest. He said that the chair really wasn't "repairable" and that without reupholstering it there was no way it could look like new. But he said he'd try to make it look a lot better. So I decided to take a chance. I'm amazed by the results. He worked on it in my apartment so he wouldn't have to charge me for pick up and delivery. It took a few hours and at $500 was definitely worth it. You can't really tell this because of lighting differences in the photos, but he matched the color perfectly. One of the reasons I'm posting this is that he said most people (like me!) don't realize that sometimes leather furniture can be repaired--you don't always have to reupholster it.

Ann G., New York, NY

Fibrenew Manhattan Central (New York City) is proud to provide mobile service for leather repair, plastic, vinyl, fabric and upholstery restoration in and around the following areas:

WE SERVICE THESE CITIES & TOWNS (AND SURROUNDING AREAS)

WE SERVICE THESE ZIP / POST CODES (AND SURROUNDING AREAS):

 

FIBRENEW MANHATTAN CENTRAL (NEW YORK CITY) CUSTOMER REVIEWS

5 Stars
“Saul is nothing short of a miracle worker.  We love our white leather sofa but over the past few years, the sofa because damaged and stained and looked very used and with guests coming for the holidays, we searched quickly to find a new sofa.  No matter how hard I looked, I could not find the size and shape we were looking for and in my desperation, googled, leather sofa restoration.  Fibrenew came up and when I saw the 5 star reviews and the before and after pictures, I could hardly believe them.  I contacted Saul and after looking at some of my sofa pictures, he quoted me a reasonable fee for restoring my sofa.  I thought it was worth a try since it was much cheaper than buying a new sofa, and I would get to keep the one I love.   Saul is a delightful person and explained what he was doing. He comes to your house, so that you don't have the inconvenience of moving the sofa out of the home.   After 6 hours of hard work, he called for me to come look.  I could not believe it was my sofa.  The color he used to fill in cracks and damage was spot on and although he uses a disclaimer to say he can make it look better, but it won't look like new....Well, he is wrong...He made it look better than new. I sent pictures to my sons and friends, and all those who know my sofa could not imagine that this is possible. All I can say, is if you have leather furniture that you love so much that its showing wear and tear, but you don't want to buy new, then contact Saul.  He is an engineer by trade and has a meticulous eye for matching color and repairing damage.  The sofa looks so new, that now I will have him come back to fix up leather chairs since they are looking shabby next to the gleaming sofa.  Thank you, Saul.”
- Dori E.

Fibrenew Manhattan Central (New York City): Saul Shapiro

Mobile restoration service to your home or business! Three ways to receive a repair estimate: