Furniture is much more than just an object that adorns your space. It’s where you unwind after long hours of work. It’s where your prized books and possessions are stored. It’s where you retire for the day. A sofa, bookshelf or bed can transform the way you feel. And now that we are spending more time at home, it only makes sense to give your home that much-needed makeover and breathe some life into your space. Here are are some furniture brands that exemplify the best of Indian craftsmanship, designs and materials:
Iqrup + Ritz
“Beauty, comfort and functionality” are Iqrup + Ritz’s basic design philosophy. The contemporary furniture store based in Gurugram is the brainchild of mother-daughter duo Iqrup and Ritika Dhamija. The brand works closely with Indian artisans and family-run businesses to create some of the finest tailor-made furniture. With plush sofas, coffee tables, four-poster beds and more on offer, this could be your one-stop-shop for all your furniture needs. Shop
The Delhi-based bespoke design studio has its “roots in contemporary India but draws inspiration from around the world”. Project 810 was founded in 2013 by Vritima Wadhwa, a graduate in Furniture and Interior Design from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. The label prides itself on the use of local resources complemented with quality craftsmanship. Their collection of armchairs and coffee tables is an ode to yesteryear designs crafted with earthy materials. Shop
Gulmohar Lane’s furniture celebrates old-world crafts and natural materials turned into modern designs. The leading contemporary furniture label was co-founded by Saurabh Ailawadi and Shweta Mewara. The duo works closely with expert craftsmen who belong to the fourth generation of furniture and sofa karigars who have created furniture for royalty in Rajasthan. No wonder their furniture, whether it’s the regal sofas, chairs or coffee tables, and soft furnishings feel fit for a king. Shop
Besides Jaypore’s in-house furniture, the e-commerce brand also houses pieces by some of the most talented artisans and furniture makers across India, from Puducherry to Jaisalmer. Their curation comprises beautiful rattan chairs, wooden storage trunks, coffee tables and tray tables crafted from recycled materials, intricately carved mirrors and more. Shop
Borderline Studio’s furniture will turn any drab space into a cheery home. Founded by two friends Anika Kochhar and Priyanka Singh, this is not your run-of-the-mill furniture label—each piece is a work of art and exudes an international appeal while celebrating Indian craftsmanship. The design philosophy followed aims to blur the lines between “art, object and functionality”. Think quirky bar stools, chairs, consoles, ashtrays crafted in copper and brass frames. Shop .
Furnish your home free of any guilt—Basant prides itself on furniture that leaves a minimal carbon footprint. About 50 percent of the total power consumption at its factory in Jodhpur is solar-based. The products use some of the highest quality of wood: sheesham, mango and acacia, and natural fibres, stone veneer, concrete marble, etc. The brand features sofas, consoles, coffee tables, bookshelves, poufs and more. Shop
Breathe a cosy, countryside vibe into your home with Savana Living’s rustic furniture pieces. Founded by Sapna Mathur, the brand’s philosophy is inspired by the minimalism of Scandinavian designs, but all the furniture is crafted by local craftsmen in Jaipur. Savana means ‘one with wood’, and true to its name, the brand celebrates the richness of the material and its imperfections, whether it’s by retaining the distressed finish or the grains. The label’s repertoire comprises tables, chairs, benches, sideboards, cabinets, shelves, mirrors and stools. Shop
The Great Eastern Home
The Great Eastern Home’s furniture will turn your space into an era gone by. Each piece, from the handcrafted teakwood furniture to the sculptures and wall décor, exudes old-world charm. The store is also the destination for vintage items, collectibles and rare and exquisite finds. Shop
Red, Blue & Yellow
With some of the most innovative contemporary furniture designs, Red, Blue & Yellow’s work really does stand out. The products marry superior Indian craftsmanship with the best quality of wood such as burma teak, ash and oak. Their collection includes beds, sofas, chairs, tables and other breathtaking pieces. Shop
Add a touch of whimsy to your space with Beyond Designs’ beautiful statement pieces. Sachin Gupta and his wife Neha started the design studio 18 years ago. While the brand primarily offered interior design services earlier, it has branched out to manufacture custom-made furniture and soft furnishings. The collection includes accent chairs, coffee tables, consoles, beds and more. Shop
Hand-stained leather, metal finishing and vibrant colours come together to create a line of unique furniture at PortsideCafé. The collection is said to be inspired by everything around, from Mumbai’s iconic buildings to Agatha Christie’s mysterious characters and luggage. Bobby Aggarwal, who quit his career in advertising and designing footwear to design furniture, started the brand. The store draws its name from the port town of Mumbai where Aggarwal first learned to work with leather. What makes the furniture stand out is that it retains some of the perfect imperfections of leather, including the blemishes and the natural marks, lending the pieces a weathered, “brought-down-from-the-attic look”. Shop .
Delhi-based Viya Home’s pieces of art double up as functional products and add to the oomph quotient of your space. From wall sculptures to handles and screens to cabinets, all its creations are mostly in metal. Founder Vikram Goyal collaborates with artists and interior designers from around the world to add finishing touches and design statement pieces for interior spaces. However, his material and craftsmanship remain true to his roots, championing the made-in-India philosophy. Shop .
Magnolia has something to suit everyone’s tastes and home, whether you’re taken by vintage-style charm or simple and minimalistic furniture. Choose from a wonderful range of sofas, consoles, beds, bookshelves, rocking chairs, coffee tables, benches and more. Shop here.
Nitin Kohli Home
Uber chic and classy, Nitin Kohli Home has something for every room in your home. The famous interior designer’s avant-garde collection of furniture embodies unbridled luxury and sophistication, whether it’s the colour palette or the design itself. Kohli recently launched a new collection of stylish sofas, wing chairs, ottomans and more. Shop
Brighten up your space with Mohh’s eclectic collection of furniture. While it’s stylish, it’s also easy on the pocket. The e-commerce furniture brand has something to suit every sensibility, from seating to cabinets to consoles and home décor. What’s more, you can buy your furniture free of any guilt—the brand sources most of its materials sustainably by recycling and upcycling wood and metal waste. Shop