Sonnaz Nooranvary is a British-Iranian upholsterer based in Dorset, and best known for being the resident upholstery expert on the RTS Award-winning, BBC One show, The Repair Shop.
Born in Iran Sonnaz lived on an Iranian Merchant Navy Ship for the first year of her life before the family settled in the UK briefly. This has always meant that Sonnaz has a thirst for adventure, travel and exciting and new experiences.
Starting her upholstery career at 17-years-old, as the first female apprentice, at Sunseeker Yachts Sonnaz developed her eye for detail and exacting craftsmanship standards. At the age of 25 she went on to expand on this, driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, and started her own business which has grown into a multifaceted turn key bespoke interiors studio and workshop including interior design and restoration.
Sonnaz is passionate about manufacturing in the UK, Apprenticeships and business. With her new brand launching towards the end of 2022 ‘House of Sonnaz’ she is rewriting what it means to be a manufacturer and purveyor of home products.