STORIES / Gallery 3: El Resorte Upholstery Shop, 2014

Watch VideoYvonne found out she was an upholsterer by chance. When she was in her twenties, a friend asked if she could accompany her to buy some furniture. While at the store, her friend pointed out a particular piece, to which Yvonne answered that she thought it was poor- ly made. She didn’t feel the finishing was right. What Yvonne didn’t realize was that the salesperson had over- heard her. She looked at Yvonne and said, “You are right. Can you make a nice set of pillows for me?” She said yes, although she didn’t even know how to sew a button. Two months later, thinking Yvonne knew what she was doing, the saleswoman showed up with a big job for her. At first, Yvonne panicked, but then she put her mind to learn the trade, and that’s how she became an upholsterer.San José, Uruguay
El Resorte Upholstery Shop, 2014

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Yvonne found out she was an upholsterer by chance. When she was in her twenties, a friend asked if she could accompany her to buy some furniture. While at the store, her friend pointed out a particular piece, to which Yvonne answered that she thought it was poor- ly made. She didn’t feel the finishing was right. What Yvonne didn’t realize was that the salesperson had over- heard her. She looked at Yvonne and said, “You are right. Can you make a nice set of pillows for me?” She said yes, although she didn’t even know how to sew a button. Two months later, thinking Yvonne knew what she was doing, the saleswoman showed up with a big job for her. At first, Yvonne panicked, but then she put her mind to learn the trade, and that’s how she became an upholsterer. 

San José, Uruguay