Fun Makes Good specialises in re-working previously unloved items of furniture with stunning bespoke upholstery, blending traditional techniques with a distinctive graphic aesthetic.

Inspired by contemporary architectural forms and geometric shapes,

Fun Makes Good combines detailed embroidery techniques with bold patterns and creative colour combinations to produce a striking range of interior products using locally sourced, specialist wools, leathers and hand dyed cotton.

The studio was established by Eleanor Young, a Scottish textile designer who graduated from the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Having received a First Class Honours degree in Embroidered Textiles, she set up Fun Makes Good in 2009 after realising the demand for high quality, hand crafted products with contemporary style.


‘’Eleanor's design and use of colour and texture has completely transformed our chair into something beautiful and unique. We love it! ‘’

    L.B Perth

"We spotted the Fun Makes Good stall whilst working at Homes and Interiors last year. The colours and geometric patterns were right up our street and a purchase was made. Let's face everyone could use a pouffe - great inpromptu seating for guests and the cat loves it. The pouffe was much admired by many, this admiration led to my brother and wife requesting one for as their wedding present earlier in the year and Eleanor came up trumps making it very easy for us to buy in one city and have it collected in another."  

    S.P Edinburgh

‘’It was a pleasure working with you from start to finish - great communication and enthusiasm throughout, and the care you took over the design and the finish was obvious. ‘’

    Anon, Glasgow

'I contacted Eleanor after being impressed with her work at an exhibition in Glasgow . I asked if she would make a pouffe based on a Harris Tweed design I’d seen on one of her re-upholstered chairs as a gift for my wife. We liaised via email on the designs and when I got the finished piece I was really happy with the quality of the work and the unique design. Everytime I see a Fun Makes Good item anywhere it makes me smile to think I have an original piece at home in my own living room. Eleanor went out of her way to make sure I was happy with the design and the service she provided was efficient and friendly. It’s a true delight to put my feet up on our FMG pouffe with a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake, when my wife lets me that is!'

    G.B Glasgow.

Alongside our range of homewares, Fun Makes Good offers a bespoke upholstery service. We can re-work an item of your furniture, tailoring the design to your specification and needs,  presenting a creative alternative to outdated furniture.

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