Our most creative and inspired chief inlay furniture designer has been at it again. With typical artistry he has created this solaris geometric bone inlay chest with a matching bone inlay bedside. Iris is going to add this one to the range, as usual you can order this new pattern in any colour, with bone, mother of pearl or acrylic inlay. Continue reading “Creative Chief Inlay Furniture Designer Has Been At It Again” »
The scope of some of our recent bespoke items is far reaching, and represents quite a departure from the traditional inlay items found on the site. Continue reading “Bespoke In Every Way, The Only Limit Is Your Imagination” »
Our chief furniture maker in Udaipur used to be a “miniature artist”, a tradition that has long been associated with the lake city, and examples of miniature paintings can be seen throughout the shops and cafes that surround lake Pichola. Traditional Hindu scenes are painted on to silk or paper with incredibly fine brushes, some with only one hair, and the level of detail is truly stunning.
Iris loves the history and traditions behind the furniture we sell. It is a genuine love for India that inspired our business in the first place. We visit Rajasthan at least twice a year and have a real friendship with our suppliers. Continue reading “Indian Furniture: A Rajasthani Adventure – Part 2” »
I was interested in uncovering the history of inlay furniture during my latest trip to Rajasthan. I took a trip to the famous City Palace in Udaipur, built by the Maharaja Udai Sing in the late 16th century. I learned that the city of Udaipur was built as a safer more defendable refuge from the Mughal invasion that was threatening north India. Continue reading “Indian Furniture: A Rajasthani Adventure – Part 1” »
On a recent trip to Rajasthan we discovered this new embossing style. Instead of pressing floral patterns into the nickel alloy, local artisans created a brushed effect that looks like a silvery corduroy.