Archive for the ‘Upholstery Round Table’ Category


VW’s Multivan Alltrack Concept Hinge Seam

Published by Naseem Muaddi on March 14th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack Concept

If you thought Faurecia’s flat-seam stitch was something special, get a load of this hinge seam featured on the new Volkswagen Multivan Alltrack Concept — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.

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There’s Something Furry in the new Aston Martin

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 1st, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Aston Martin Lagonda Concept

It looks like a diamond-quilted bear pelt. I can’t quite figure out what to make of it.

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Faurecia Introduces Flat-Seam Stitching

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 23rd, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Faurecia flat-seam stitch

Faurecia, one of the largest automotive interior-parts manufacturers in the world, is boasting about having developed flat-seam stitching for customizable, high-end automotive seating – done entirely by machine.

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Sit Inside Carlex Design’s VW T5 Multivan

Published by Naseem Muaddi on July 17th, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Carlex Design

There’s far too much plastic in car interiors these days. At least that was the thought when the expert trimmers of Carlex Design redesigned the cabin of a Volkswagen T5 Multivan. Their mission to “un-plastic” its interior led them to cover nearly every bit of its cabin in either leather or Alcantara.

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Peek Inside the Ford F-250 Super Chief

Published by Naseem Muaddi on June 17th, 2013

2012 Ford F-250 Super Chief

Last year, Ford unveiled a visually and mechanically stunning concept truck called the F-250 Super Chief. While most onlookers were intrigued by its innovative hydrogen-powered drivetrain and locomotive-inspired bodylines, those who were fortunate enough to peek inside were met with a new level of modern luxury.

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Getting Finicky Over the Fisker Karma

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 10th, 2013

Auto Upholstery - 2012 Fisker Karma

The Fisker Karma, Finland’s premier plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan, has one beautiful interior – but it’s not for everyone.

Few take issue with its supple leather, beautiful woodwork and quality craftsmanship. But how its center console fuses with the design of its front and back seats is an entirely different story.

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Sit Inside the BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 20th, 2013

The Hog Ring - Auto Upholstery Community - BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept 1

BMW’s latest concept vehicle, the 4-Series Coupe, debuted at the 2013 North American International Auto Show held earlier this year in Detroit.

As expected, much of the automotive press focused on the vehicle’s performance dynamics and sleek bodylines. Of course, we at The Hog Ring are more interested in its cabin.

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G-Power’s Monochromatic BMW M6

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on March 29th, 2013

The Hog Ring - Auto Upholstery Community - G-Power M6 Interior 1

G-Power, a German tuning and restyling company, recently published photos of a BMW M6 with a custom, monochromatic grey-on-grey cabin it’s calling “one of the fastest automobile interiors in the world”.

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The Nissan GT-R Custom Interior Showdown

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 7th, 2013

It’s always interesting to see how different auto upholstery shops approach the same interior. We already showed you Carlex Design‘s take on the Nissan GT-R, now checkout what Vilner has done.

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Unveiled: Acura NSX Concept Interior

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 25th, 2013

Having been in this craft for 14 years, I’ve upholstered my fair share of seat covers. In fact, it’s very rare that I come across one that I can’t reverse engineer in a matter of minutes.

A few glances here, a few there, and I can pretty much tell you everything there is to know – from the thickness of its sew foam to where the listings go; and, most importantly, the order in which its panels must be sewn together.

However, the seats in the new Acura NSX Concept are like nothing I’ve seen before. They really do have me mesmerized.

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