SHOPPING Starting with simple chairs, all the way to customised doors, Forzza is a force to reckon with

Everything about Forzza, the retail arm of Ikian Furnitures, speaks classy and contemporary. The store has many options for warm, yet modern furniture to deck up homes, offices, restaurants, hostels, mall food courts — pretty much any space that needs furniture.

These also come with some ornamental vases, lamps, artefacts and rugs for a finishing touch.

The 6,500 sq ft store is spread across two floors with sofas, recliners, corner sofas and sofa beds, wooden sofas, dining suites, entertainment furniture, coffee tables, bedroom tables, mattress, office tables, office cupboards, computer tables and office chairs.

Initially called Kian, when it was launched in 2004, the furniture store underwent a rebranding and expanded its offerings to include kitchen and wardrobe solutions.

The kitchen range comes with two options — the homespun Kiwa, or imported Italian kitchens in laminate, lacquer, lacquered glass and veneer finishes. The wardrobes too come in lacquer, laminate, lacquered glass or matte finishes.

Forzza is also into customisation. The store has taken up projects to furnish hotels such as Crown Plaza, the upcoming Leela hotel, hostels for the Manipal Institute in Jaipur, the Infosys hostel in Mysore and office spaces for Microland, Centum and Manipal Institute.

The store offers a mixture of both imported and locally made furniture. Forzza imports from countries like China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Italy, where furniture is made for the Western markets.

“Our furniture is more contemporary and classic-modern, targeting the mid to high-end sections of society who are looking for good design and good quality at affordable rates. We offer good service backup on our whole spectrum of furniture,” says Namrata Dugar, Managing Director, Ikian Furnitures.

Taking a look at the store, one finds that most of the furniture, except the furniture for commercial spaces, is in wood, which still remains the most popular.

But what is different here is that the wood can be lacquered or laminated and mixed with glass for the kitchens or wardrobes. These finishes add “contemporary” flavour to furniture. The living room and bedroom sets are minimalistic, also the floor rugs add a touch of richness.

The upholstery is also imported and tasteful. The television cabinets are something to look out for, along with the sofas.

There is also an amazing range of restaurant or food court furniture ranging from plastic, wood and wicker, although there are not too many options for the all-weather outdoor furniture.

The mahogany dining room sets have more drama. The USP of the store is its customisation.

If feasible, the store will do up the entire furniture range for the space; they have even begun making doors and windows.

The range of kitchens and wardrobes, also open to customisation, are something to look out for in their ultra-modern, sleek designs. Although one would like to look at a larger range in terms of material, the quality of the furniture quite makes up for everything else.

The price range of the chairs begins at Rs. 2,000, beds begin at Rs. 25,000, kitchens start from a lakh, wardrobes begin at Rs. 1,000 per sq foot and sofa sets begin at Rs. 80,000.

Forzza is located at Kannan Building, 89, M.G. Road. For more details, contact 41122215.