Metal and more
Essentially metal offers a range of classy furniture
DON'T LET the name Essentially Metal mislead you in to thinking this is just another furniture store. You will not only find some really classy and sophisticated furniture here, but also some of the finest artefacts to adorn your home.
As you enter this store, housed in the bustling Jayanagar area, you find an extremely attractive and colourful range of handicrafts greeting you. The shop has furniture that is simple and ornate, as well as antique and contemporary.
"Although we are basically a franchisee of the Essentially Metal chain, we also have artefacts sourced from different parts of India as well as abroad," says store owner Sampath Kumar.
They have a wide range of branded contemporary furniture, both in terms of style and design.
On display are different kinds of dining table sets, chairs, sofa sets and bedroom furniture.
The wrought iron wall racks, side tables, magazine holders, trolleys and CD racks are stylish and definitely worth a look. The choice is truly enormous, and you could place orders from the catalogue that displays all available designs. While sofa sets are available for Rs. 15,000 upwards, the starting price for dining table sets is Rs. 14,000.
Also available here are imported modular kitchen units that are assembled at the customers' place.
You can also place orders based on your requirements, which is a value-added service here. With neat granite tops, electrical chimneys, and plenty of storage in the form of wooden shelves, this kitchen is easily any housewife's dream.
But the best part of this three-storey place is the myriad range of decorative items in material ranging from stain glass to terracotta and from wrought iron to wood. Truly eye-catching are the bright-coloured artificial flowers that are imported. Also beautiful are dry flowers that are sourced all the way from Holland. If you are a lover of stain glass art, you could pick up tissue holders, paintings, some cute jars or even some uniquely-designed lampshades here.
Terracotta pots are available in a variety of sizes and shapes and are priced Rs. 350 upwards. Apart from pots, there are numerous idols, wall hangings and classy masks that can occupy the pride of place in your living rooms.
The tribal art wall pieces, trendy candle stands, and exquisite mirrors are definitely worth a look.
For all those interested in picking up traditional ethnic pieces, there are antique-finish jharokas. Coupled with mirrors, these jharokhas can give your drawing room the authentic royal look.
You can also pick up Rajasthani wooden dolls that are available in various sizes and in sets. Commenting on the choice of the artefacts at the store, Kumar says: "Each item is handpicked carefully, keeping in mind its exclusivity. They come from varied locations including Mangalore, Rajasthan, and Kolkata."
Essentially Metal is located at 60/23, 8th F Main Road, III Block, Jayanagar. Phone: 26534982.
RASHMI GOPAL RAO
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