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Upholsterer no plans to retire

Five days a week, goes to Bengt from home in Hägersten to the repair shop on Nytorgsgatan. He works between 08.30 and 16.00, and treat themselves to a measly coffee breaks per day.

"I usually just drink at three o'clock," says Bengt, who, however, makes an exception when a DN visit the workshop for a födelsedagsintervju. Bengt is to fill a giant pillow with down. It takes its time and the feathers are flying and father.

both a Pia and a Emma. The former is the companion with the last name Mills, the latter of which is a sofa chair that has definitely seen better days. For a uninitiated, it looks like a hopeless case, but such does not exist in the Mills tapetserarateljé. Everything goes to arrange, " says Bengt and Pia with a mouth.

I have to have something to entertain me with.

When bob's father started the company in 1925, the low of the workshop at the odd side of the Nytorgsgatan, but when the property would be renovated in 1980 moved tapetserarverkstaden across the street to the former Petra's salon.

the House dates from 1810 and is about 70 years older than the uppsprättade emmafåtöljen on the table.

To work though he fills 90 think Bengt is not anything fancy. Retire is nothing he even thinks about.

"I need to have something to entertain myself with and I are here, and entertain me," he says.

" Yes, but Pia manages all the customer contacts and takes care of the bills. It is nice to get rid of, " says Bengt, who is pleased and grateful that the Pia takes care of all the practical, not the least when customers send pictures via your phone on the furniture to be wallpapered or would like to see fabric samples online.

" I have a simple phone that you can call in or receive calls. It is enough for me, " says Bengt.

"Yes," says Bengt says that they have almost the same telephone number as when the company started. The five original figures have been supplemented with the two in the beginning.

Bengt can't remember exactly which year he started in father Gustav's workshop, but it was during the war so it was either 1944 or in the following year. He was 14 or possibly 15 years old and had finished school (Katarina Norra school).

Mom wanted that I would educate myself to the optometrist and it was the sense that I would start on the Preislers on Kungsgatan, but it didn't feel good, " says Bengt.

" I was not even there. I think I would get 15 bucks a week, but I got paid more with my father and had earned the better when I worked as a springsjas while I was in school. In addition, it was in the wrong part of town.

Bob is a genuine söderkis can't miss. ”I am a real native,” he says about himself, but he lives south of the customs duties, in the same house that he moved into almost 70 years ago.

– the Missus and I got an apartment in Hägersten in the fall of 1952 and then we got married on February 7, 1953.

"You know, after the war it was as bad on the housing as it is today," says Bengt.

at a dance at the Winter palace at Norra Bantorget. Five years after the wedding they brought out a summer retreat on the Brevikshalvön in Tyresö. The shack was no bigger than a garden shed, but Bengt has built out. Today, it is approximately 50 square meters large.

No passed away 18 years ago, and the work makes that Bengt has something to do on the day. He calls it not to work despite the fact that it is what he does and yrkesstolt is just the beginning. Not a day has Bengt regretted their career choices and the complaints he has received during the 75 years he's been involved is so few that he even will remember them.

" It might have been a button that has krånglat. No more than that, " he says in his calm way.

– Some jobs djävlas with a. In particular, the fabrics set to it, especially the velvet of ludden goes in the wrong direction.

– Then you get to start over. Everything must be perfect when you deliver, " says Bengt Pettersson, perfectionist to the core.

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