Nu-Life Furnishings Ltd is a family run business with over 50 years’ experience in the upholstery trade. The business has been based in Wickham Market for nearly 30 years and is now in its 6th generation, managed by Jason Collins. During this time we have become a leading supplier of curtains, blinds, soft furnishings and upholstery for East Suffolk. The vast majority or our work is generated through repeat business and customer referrals and we pride ourselves on our professional service and attention to detail.
Jason’s father, Peter Collins, started in the family business in London, under the tuition of his father in his factory shop in Archway Highgate, before later moving to Harlesdon and Wembley. Peter became involved in the film industry and supplied drapes and soft furnishings to the Elstree, Sheperton and Wembley Studios, where he built up an impressive portfolio of films, over a 20 year period. These included Star Wars, Buster, Dracula, Yentle (Barbara Streisand), Empire of the Sun, Return to Oz, Young Sherlock Holmes and Flash Gordon, to name a few. As well as supplying products to the film industry, Peter was also involved with the production of several commercials and worked with the BBC on many programmes including two Eurovision Song Contests.
Peter moved to Suffolk in 1989 and started Nu-Life Upholstery. Jason Collins joined the company in 1996 and worked alongside his father from their workshop in Wickham Market. The company name was changed to Nu-Life Furnishings in 2011 to encompass the growing range of products and services offered. At the same time we opened a showroom, at our existing location, to meet growing demand.
Peter sadly passed away in 2014 leaving Jason to continue the family business. The company has continued to grow and became Nu-Life Furnishings Ltd in 2016.