A Peek Inside: Fibrenew


If you're the type who owns leather furniture, you know how truly vulnerable it can be. A cat scratch here or a soup spill there, and the whole couch might seem ruined, even if it's only negligible, surface "damage." That's where Fibrenew comes in: It's a small business that specializes in the restoration of leather, plastic and vinyl. It's an unusual fit for A Peek Inside in the sense that it doesn't truly have an office per se -- it's a mostly mobile business that works on location -- but here's a look at its local workshop.

David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City and an adjunct professor in DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.

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