To Paris With Love

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.

In an understated shade of grey, the sheer volume of bone pieces in the floral mosaic present an awe inspiring testament to Indian workmanship. Frank and his wife Steph chose to customise the interior of each cupboard with shelves and hanging rails to suit their needs. So these bone inlay wardrobes are both beautiful on the outside as well as highly functional on the inside.


Iris shipped these two behemoths to the UK in a full shipping container of inlay furniture from Rajasthan. This ensured these extremely heavy cupboards were not heaved and hefted around by careless couriers countless times, which would have been the case if they were shipped individually. Tightly and snugly packed into a full container at our suppliers warehouse in Rajasthan they were not touched by human hand until they were unloaded at our warehouse in Brighton. We then transported them to Paris in our own van to Frank and Steph’s door where they arrived unscathed.

Frank and Steph were so happy with these highly unique hand made Indian wardrobes that they ordered three more bespoke pieces for their home. With real a flair for functional style they designed this incredible bone inlay coat cupboard for the hallway of their apartment. To provide intelligent storage for coats they requested a cupboard 2.3m high cupboard that did not open on the front face, but rather had doors on either end, allowing a beautiful surface of bone inaly design to adorn the front face.


Remember this pattern is not painted, this is created with hand carved fragments of camel bone pain stakingly laid out in this delicate repeating geometric pattern. The warm and soft hue of the mustard coloured resin perfectly compliments the cream tones of the bone, so what could be an imposing and over powering cupboard successfully blends in to the entrance of the apartment.

Just behind the coat cupboard you can see another inlay item from Iris. A White Mother of Pearl sideboard, made to measure, is a stylish shoe cupboard with adjustable shelves inside. Allowing their hallway to be entirely uncluttered by coats and shoes, they now also have a handy but gorgeous surface to display photos or plants. Carefully ordered at the correct height to sit below the rail this beautiful mother of pearl inlaid shoe cupboard has two sections with numerous options for positioning of shelves to ensure all their footwear is tucked out of sight.


And lastly, a petite French style hall table in black mother of pearl completes the set. Custom made, fashioned from a sketch that Frank sent, it has a scroll detail below the table top to copy the detailing on our wave fronted mother of pearl inlay chest. Perched on elegant curved legs with an inlaid shelf beneath it also combines form, function and style- a truly unique fusion of French taste with the time honoured tradition of Rajasthani inlay craftsmanship.


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.
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