The stunning furnishings at Iris can create the perfect ambience at Christmas time. With many of our larger pieces embellished with camel bone and mother of pearl, we know that our clients often want something a little difference and are conscious of style in the interior design of their home. Continue reading “Festive Edges – Iris’ New Range Is Perfect For Christmas Entertaining” »
When it comes to home furnishings, some elements simply do not change. They are the ‘essentials’ that you cannot do without, irrespective of your style and the type of home you have. The truth is that these are the pieces worth spending money on because, they are the basics that stand the test of time as trends come and go.
Iris just has to share this bespoke furniture success story to a returning customer from Paris. Frank and his wife had already purchased the two largest bone inlay almirahs Iris had ever made. At 2.4 my high these towering cupboards sat side by side in the bedroom of their stylish apartment. Continue reading “To Paris With Love” »
We thought we would share with you some of our special bespoke creations over the last few years. These enquiries take many forms. Some customers prefer to simply explain their requirements for bone inlay furniture with words. “I love your Almirahs but can I have one in lilac?” Or, “I would like a mother of pearl inlay bedside cupboard, just like the ones on your website but I want it a bit taller, 75cm instead of 60cm, so the cupboard section is bigger- the drawer remains same size.” Simple as can be, and here is the result, a taller charcoal mother of pearl bedside cupboard.
Then tradition of Mirror Glass inlay is over 300 years old, though little is known about it outside of Udaipur. It has mainly be used in adorning wall panels in Udaipur’s many oppulent palaces. The City Palace by the shores of lake Pichola in Udaipur has some stunning examples of glass inlay wall panels, rangoli patterns of hand cut mirror fragments were laid out by palace craftsmen to create stunning and often colourful mosaics. This famous peacock with its explosion of colours is an early creation for the City Palace. Each individual piece of mirror is hand cut with a scissor like tool that takes skill and care, and the end result is a reflective, shimmering expression of Rajasthani style. Like Indian bone inlay, glass inlay can be applied to furniture too. Here is an example of a glass inlay geometric chest of drawers. Imagine the patience, skill and artistic mastery required to create this complex geometric pattern by hand.
We have come across all sorts of bone inlay accessories on our Rajasthani travels. Beautiful bone fruit bowls in a variety of colors offer an eye catching statement of Indian style. Mother of pearl and camel bone inlay furniture can be beautifully complimented with small and useful inlaid trays or pen holders or tissue boxes. As you can see here any pattern and colour can be applied and they come in all shapes and sizes. Continue reading “Free inlaid accessories from Iris!” »
Iris is starting the year as we mean to go on, taking delivery of a container of beautiful Indian inlay furniture. Mother of pearl and camel bone inlaid furniture in a plethora of colours, much of it bespoke made to measure orders. The black bone inlay sideboard with 6 drawers was designed by the customer over a few emails with Iris. Simple sketches were exchanged until we had the design agreed and photos are sent just after manufacture to check the customer is happy with the product before it leaves India. Continue reading “New Year, more bespoke furniture” »