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The Creative Continuum

A video tour of the world of Big Button Upholstery

Big Button principals Elayne and Bob Nicholas take you on a tour of their workshop, their tools, and the classical traditions and philosophies that stand behind every creative decision they make.


Tradition, Wit, and Supreme Craftsmanship

Big Button Upholstery is committed to designing and creating furniture as art. Our products are meant to be loved and used as they continue to delight. Our antique and vintage furniture is meticulously restored and revived by master craftsmen using the traditional techniques of fine English upholstery. Our hand-crafted pieces are constructed in our shop using unique designs and fabrics.

Tradition, Wit, and Supreme Craftsmanship

The Story Behind Big Button Upholstery

A video tour featuring Big Button's new product line - Wedding Boxes

Elayne and Bob talk about their love and passion for the art of upholstery and their new wedding box line.


Big Button Upholstery of Ithaca, New York (in the beautiful, historic, and culturally-rich Finger Lakes region) uses traditional reupholstery, restoration and refinishing techniques to breathe new life into furniture. We specialize in custom-made home furnishings created in collaboration with our clients.

Big Button Upholstery . 607-351-5365 . email: . Elayne and Bob Nicholas, Partners