While around the world the final stitches are being added to the fashion collections that will be showcased on catwalks in New York, London, Milan or Paris, at the SEAT Design Centre new proposals are being created to dress vehicles. Master tailor Nick Allen decides what kind of stitching, fabrics and colours will feature on the seats of the latest models for market launch. We visit him in his atelier, where he explains the ins and outs of his daily activity:
Nick Allen designs patterns by hand for the upholstery of new models.
This “car tailor” uses 30 km of thread every year on the stiching for seats, steering wheels and gearknobs.