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Simion Hawtin-Smith Biography – Simion Hawtin-Smith Wiki
Simion Hawtin-Smith is a furniture upholsterer, vintage chair specialist and expert on BBC One’s Money for Nothing. He was a presenter on Grand Designs Live’s Design and Build Forum. He runs the successful Reloved Upholstery from his studio in Stockport, Greater Manchester. His company offers bespoke upholstery services and creative workshops for budding furniture fanatics.
Simion has always been interested in interiors, especially when it comes to making and restoring things. When he was a child, his mum caught him stripping the dark stain off his bedroom furniture to bring it back to the pale wood.
After studying design at college, he ended up working in the bar industry, before opening his own cafe and art gallery in Manchester. He worked hard to perfect the interior, designing it himself and working on the upholstery. He followed this up by renovating a house in France – this proved to be a defining moment, leading him to learn how to properly upholster furniture. Simion met upholsterer Dennis Gilligan, who taught Simion how to upholster the traditional way.
‘The owner had a beloved chair that needed restoring, so I took on the challenge and ended up meeting one of the most important people in my career: the inspirational furniture restorer Dennis Gilligan.
‘Dennis was one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. He was an upholsterer from just 14 years old, an Olympic wrestler and a true gentleman. He was my friend and upholstery guru, teaching me everything he knew and leaving me with the traditional upholstery skills that I use at Reloved today.
‘[Dennis] came to my studio every week and taught me the sort of things that can only be passed down from one generation to the next, knowledge that has influenced the quality of my work and ultimately cemented my lifelong love affair with restoration.’
Simion Hawtin-Smith Age
BBC One upholsterer Simion Dallas Hawtin-Smith was born in July 1976. He is 47 years old as of 2023.
Simion Hawtin-Smith Wife
BBC Money for Nothing upholstery expert Simion Hawtin-Smith is married to his wife Lucy Jane Hunt. Simion and Lucy wed in Spetmber 2021. The upholstery expert took to Instagram to announce his marriage, writing: “I married to the love of my life @lucyjanehunt it was the best day of my life!”
Simion Hawtin-Smith Money for Nothing
Upholsterer Simion Hawtin-Smith regularly appears on the BBC’s Money for Nothing, presented by entrepreneur Sarah Moore, Eco Interior Designer Jacqui Joseph and former Royal Marines Commando JJ Chalmers.
He is of British nationality.
Simion’s Instagram handle is @simionhawtinsmith.