Chicago custom upholsterer serves local businesses

By David Korzeniowski
Medill Reports

Chicago custom upholster Dane Utech has been perfecting his craft for years. Operating out of his studio in the Near West Side, Utech has made custom shoes, bags, wallets, covers and seats. He combines technical precision with artistry is each one of his projects.

As a one-man business, Utech has served customers all over the world. He also serves clients nearby in Chicago, some less than a mile down his street. In this video, Utech introduces his craft and is hard at work making a custom motorcycle seat for a nearby shop, Federal Moto.

David Korzeniowski is a general reporter at Medill. You can follow him on Twitter at @d_korz83.