Glamorous wall coverings, plush leather upholstery, luxurious lighting and more... a store that pulls out all the stops in high-end interior products

The entrance of the showroom is just an indicator of the innovative and creative products that await you inside. The name Design Mosaic is set against a rich gold wall that is beautifully lit. On closer inspection, it becomes clear that the wall is made up of a gazillion glass beads of different sizes. This wall covering is part of the Maya Romanoff collection, which is one of the five brands that Design Mosaic imports and has exclusive distribution rights for in the country.

Walking around the showroom you can see the products under the different brands displayed in all their glory. The walls are covered in Maya Romanoff surface coverings; the light fixtures are from Boyd Lighting; a couch is upholstered in Townsend leather; hair-on- leather rugs from Kyle Bunting are scattered on the floor; and fabrics in cotton, silk and velvets in a myriad designs from Pierre Frey are displayed on racks. Except for Pierre Frey, which is a French-based company, the others are all American. And all are family-run businesses that pride themselves on creating luxurious, hand-picked and high quality products.

Spending on these brands is an investment and Design Mosaic is a space to view these products, understand what went into creating them, and see the different options available in an intimate and well-appointed setting. Much creativity has gone into creating the products. The Maya Romanoff surface coverings come in paper, vinyl, glass, reed and metal; the thin sheets can be used on any surface. At the showroom, one wall is covered in silver metal covering and could easily double up as a piece of art.

An innovative product at Design Mosaic is the leather tiles from Townsend leather. These thick leather pieces are beautifully designed and weathered and can be used in indoor flooring. The best German hides have been used, which are hand rubbed for a high quality finish. The Boyd Lighting pieces that are displayed and used in the showroom run the gamut from contemporary to classic styles. Sconces, outdoor lighting, ornate indoor lighting… the choices are endless.

The products at Design Mosaic, although obviously on the expensive side, are said to last a lifetime and are of the best quality. All products are by order only and take around five-six weeks for delivery. Everything comes with certification as well as instructions for installation; while all lighting products come with wiring suitable for India. The products are available through dealers in Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta and Coimbatore as well.

Find it on Harrington Road, Nungambakkam; tel: 044-42526258; 9500069352. By appointment only.


Virtual design October 26, 2012