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Furniture forte

india Updated: Jul 31, 2011 01:09 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times
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As you drive along the Mehrauli Gurgaon Road from IFFCO Chowk, about a kilometre after the Arjangarh Metro Station, you will find a stretch of shops to your left that has become the hub for traditional furniture. If you are coming from Delhi, then this furniture market will fall on your right after the Ghittorni Metro Station. Creative designs, instead of the run of the mill variety, is what you will get at this market.



The antique angle The first furniture shop in the lane - Royal Collection - sells a mix of antique pieces and freshly made pieces with an ethnic touch. The eye-catcher here is the antique piece from Gujarat made of solid teak wood, which is available for Rs55,000. The ethnic furniture at the Mickey Gurmukh shop next door is worth a look.

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Here, a sheesham cabinet with hand-painted tiles in different colours on the door is sold for Rs8,000. There are also Buddha faces in stone available for Rs3,000 here. When here, also visit the Sai Art and Handicraft shop, which offers a mini Rajasthan at your disposal, with elephant figurines, traditional tables and stands. The collection of antique clocks (Rs1,500 to Rs4,000) here will take you back in time.



If you want custom made furniture, then Sandhyaa at Mody Woody interiors is the place to head to. Ghar Shringar, Furniture Gallery and MG Furniture Mall are some other options you can check out here. Gift a bit If you are looking for some good gifting options, or home décor products, then you will find a number of shops here. La Bella Vita, which is located just at the beginning of the market, will provide you with beautiful paintings by more than 40 artists from all over India, like Jagdish Thakur, Leela Vyas, S Ashutosh and others, costing from Rs10,000 to Rs5 lakh.



Another shop, Temptation, has beautiful sculptures in polystone, ceramic and glass, priced between Rs2,000 to Rs15,000. The fountains and wall hangings with artificial flowers are other attractions at this shop. After Temptation, you will come across a small shop called Abez, which has a wide range of tiffany lamps in different shapes and sizes. The centre chandelier with blue glass (Rs12,500) is a masterpiece sold here. You can also buy earrings, pendants, wall hangings and stationary holders made of tiffany glass (Rs100 to Rs500 each).



If you are influenced by Eastern mythology, then the Singapore Imperial Touch shop has for you a range of Buddha statues, windchimes with peepal leaf, and fish and bird sculptures. There’s more to explore On the opposite side of the road, there is a line of shops (World Bazaar) that offer you more. They have a variety of indoor and outdoor furniture, which are made of different types of materials such as wicker, water hyacinth or lotus weed, seagrass and banana peel. Visit Vadehra Artefacts for a variety of lamps and vases, and Asian Treasures for oriental crafts.

Did you know?
Located on MG Road at the Gurgaon Border and near Vasant Kunj, Ghittorni is Delhi NCR’s biggest village, which is famous for its kushti tradition. On the 17th April every year, a big Dangal and Ragni competition is organised by Pehlwan Bir Singh in the memory of Pehlwan Hari Singh.

Fact file
What:
Furniture Market
Where: Ghittorni, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road,
Nearest Metro Station: Arjangarh on Yellow Line