Indian Furniture: A Rajasthani Adventure – Part 2

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.We hope our customers can appreciate this sets us apart from faceless companies with quality checkers and remote ordering that have no connection with the furniture they sell. Of course its possible to re-order stock from an office in Brighton, surf the net for new ideas, send representatives to do our buying, but for me, this misses the point. Keeping the connection with India current and fresh requires constant visits to the region and these journeys are always rewarding.

 

Just recently my artist friend in Udaipur, turned furniture designer and stylistic guru, showed me the new possibilities in acrylic inlay. Ideal for those
customers who have an issue with animal
products like bone of mother of pearl, the hard wearing acrylic is an ideal substitute for bone. It is very hard to tell the difference with the naked eye, the give away being it is more uniform in tone and color unlike the organic and variable shades of cream seen in the camel bone. It has the “advantage” that unlike our bone and mother of pearl inlay furniture it can be precisely cut by machine to follow elaborate designs created in computer software. So the bespoke angle takes on a whole new dimension, customers can create geometric designs of their own which can be faithfully reproduced with great accuracy onto furniture hand finished in Rajasthan. This is a great fusion of the traditional and the contemporary, and is something Iris can offer with immediate effect.

 

Of course acrylic inlay can be finished in absolutely any color just like all our inlay furniture. Not only that but the acrylic itself can be colored so a world of possibilities is opened up. If customers are interested in exploring bespoke inlay acrylic furniture and would like to create their own geometric designs please contact info@irisfurnishing.co.uk and we can send you a very simple software application that allows you to create your own tessellating and repeating geometric patterns. The software file would be sent to India and the acrylic cut by machine. As this method is much less labour intensive than our hand crafted inlay furniture there would also be large savings.

 

Alternatively customers can select any item of Indian furniture they like from our web site, bone or mother of pearl inlay, and we can recreate this with acrylic inlay for a durable and affordable

Customer Reviews

Very happy customers! Bought a 7 drawer inlay chest of drawers. It's stunning and service and staff fantastic! Will buy again.
Sarah Lisette
Sarah Lisette
10:10 15 Sep 18
Beautiful objects from India. Much care goes into the making and sourcing of all their goods. Easy access. Friendly staff.
Great Service. Found these guys online and went to the shop and found some beautiful pieces.
Ciaran Clarke
Ciaran Clarke
10:33 10 Sep 18
When I originally started to look for some Indian inspired furniture for our house, I was halfway over to Lahore before I found the koh-i-noor of a company that is Iris Furnishing. The fact that this is a UK based company which ships in from India had me enraptured, and then when visiting their site I almost exploded with wide eyed happiness. The White Metal Embossed Sideboard we purchased is magically constructed, a frequent point of discussion for any guests and is a beautiful enhancement to all rooms. The service we received from the chaps who ran the company was top class, and I only wished I was at home when they delivered, to thank them personally. Do yourself a favour and buy something from Iris, it would turn your house into a Mahal.
DexterFletcher272
DexterFletcher272
11:06 15 Jan 18
I've had an impresive experience with Iris Furnishing. Just today I received my big custom order, A very large dresser and two large night tables. They are white with mother pearl and I am so happy and thankful, they are very attractive and unique pieces.Iris Furnishing shipped my order from their store to Madrid, Spain where I reside. So I didnt have to pay import taxes, a big bonus!. I love the hand made inlay pieces. I am actually thinking what else could I order...Thanks Iris Furniture you provide wonderful handcraft products and a great service. :-)
Silvia Herreros
Silvia Herreros
01:16 19 Sep 17
Ordered two bedside chests from here and they arrived today and I am absolutely over the moon with them - they are so gorgeous and they look amazing in my bedroom. Charley was really helpful with the order and the delivery - thank you so much Charley for making the process so easy. I am one super happy customer!! 😊
Rosie Evans
Rosie Evans
18:40 24 Sep 15