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Create a stunning focal point to any contemporary space with our beautiful white metal furniture. Hand made in wood and covered in a decorative metal finish which is either polished smooth or embossed with traditional Indian designs, this furniture always makes a lasting impression.
About Our Indian White Metal FurnitureIris Furnishings is proud to offer the widest range of quality white metal Indian furniture available anywhere in Great Britain. Our impressive range includes chests of drawers, bedside chests, coffee tables and consoles, plus much more, so you’ll be certain to find something to fall in love with! Each item is hand crafted by our artisan wood and metal workers in India, who use timeless traditions to ornament the white metal with traditional Indian art motifs, polishing the surface until it gleams. Hand crafted Indian white metal furniture makes an eye-catching focal point for the living room, hallway or bedroom, bringing the spirit of India alive and suffusing a room with an aura of sophistication. Each elegant piece of furniture has been overlain with a nickel alloy, which, depending on the design, is either polished to a high sheen or embossed with intricate geometric or floral patterns. This exquisite white metal plating is available for a complete range of home furniture to suit all of your needs, from coffee tables to wardrobes and sideboards, and each is dazzling enough to stand alone as a centrepiece or can be paired with an elegant matching mirror.
How is Indian White Metal Furniture embossed?All of our white metal Indian furniture has been hand crafted to the highest standards of both woodworking and metalworking to produce an exquisitely beautiful and long-lasting finish that will endure for generations. Our artisan craftsmen follow ancient traditions of polished and embossed furniture plating techniques that have been perfected over hundreds of years, resulting in decorative art that delivers the full impact of India’s overwhelming sense of beauty, integrated in solidly made hard wood furniture built to last. Fashions may come and go, while furniture made for the moment is outshone a thousandfold by the stunning aesthetics of the finely crafted Indian white metal furniture, timeless with oriental allure. The embossed metal is nickel, chosen for its beautiful sheen and its overall resilience to weathering, marks and the ravages of time, able to polish up to a high sheen or soften to a dull golden hue, the white metal is worked with hand tools and indented in intricate, ornate patterns by artisans who then lay this over sheesham wood or mango wood for a piece of Indian white metal furniture fashioned to last through the ages.
The stunning originals made with these embossing techniques can be seen in the magnificent palaces of Rajasthan. Many of our highly skilled artisan woodworkers are so famous for their abilities that they are frequently commissioned by royalty for their beautiful designs. By bringing home one of these gorgeous pieces, you’re ensuring that this ancient Indian tradition continues to flourish, generation after generation.
How Can We Help With Bespoke Indian White Metal Furniture?There is no charge for using our bespoke furniture service and while we offer an impressive range of Indian white metal furniture in our collection online and in-store, we understand that sometimes you require a particular combination of styles and measurements, or that you might need a piece built to certain dimensions to suit your space. In these cases, never hesitate to give us a call or drop us an email – we will happily place a custom order with the artisans on your behalf. Let us know your individual requirements and we will get back to you with a custom quotation.
Our artisans treat each piece of Indian furniture in our collection as a unique creation. When we ask for a bespoke piece of Indian furniture, we are asking no more than we always do and for this reason, there is no charge for having your Indian furniture made to order. We have long established and much celebrated relations with our master craftsmen and are able to convey your requirements with ease and accuracy.
Can Indian Furniture be Ethical and Responsible?At Iris Furnishings, our commitment to quality is equal only to our commitment to fair trade and environmental sustainability. We regularly travel to Rajasthan to visit our workshops and the craftsmen and suppliers who create our fine furniture. By meeting face-to-face throughout the year, we can guarantee that everyone receives a great deal and that we continue to celebrate our long standing relationships with our tradespeople. We also only use renewable Indian mango and sheesham wood in all of our items to ensure that everything we produce is as environmentally friendly as possible. In short, you can always be proud to display Iris Furnishings in your home.
These white metal finish items we have on offer are wooden base furniture with a nickel/zinc sheet finish with metal beading details. The nickel/zinc sheets are a zinc/nickel mix metal, traditional material for this classic Indian furniture look. Nickel/zinc is NOT polished steel or chrome, by nature sometimes it has a certain old and rustic’ish finish, slight stripes or made to look older and not a solid chrome or absolutely perfect polished steel finish. A polished steel finish only can be achieved by using solid metal, which would be THREE times the weight and TWICE the price of our items; almost an industrial equipment level weight furniture; which is obviously impractical for many peoples purposes.
Our white metal furniture from Indian range is beautiful as is; practical in size, weight and finish. Maintainable through standard metal polishing with silver or metal household polish or cleaners such as Brasso or Silvo (Silvo preferrable) and a standard every day soft yellow dust cloth.
Our white metal Indian furniture range has black painted interiors, and especially the plain metal finish is very modern looking. The embossed metal range is beautiful and classic Indian furniture style. Choose the plain metal for that modern, plain stylish flat metal finish look, or choose the embossed finish for that more exotic looking embossed white metal furniture from India. All of this range works well in most household rooms; modern living room furniture, exotic bedroom furniture or unusual bathroom furniture.
Culturally India resist mimicking absolute perfection in crafts and arts as that is for the angelic realm. We at Iris Furnishing Ltd attempt our best - however the more recent plain flat metal furniture range some some times has small grains or slight stripes only visible in certain light, and only sometimes; as these items are hand made and not machined in a factory so some slight deviations in the actual sheen finish (in the plain metal).
Please do spend some time looking at our photographs in detail - all items are quality controlled and checked before despatch but we will not accept a return in plain silver finish for it not looking like a stainless steel pan, for it basically being made in nickel which sometimes, by nature, carries some deviations from a perfect stainless steel look but these items are more of an antiquated modern look piece of living furniture to join your family and benefit from standard cleaning, polished and being used by you and your family.