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When you are the sole owner

india Updated: Mar 06, 2009 20:28 IST
Neha Sharma

Imagine if you had a bedside lamp, a vase or a splendid table you knew no one in the world could have. Sounds good, doesn’t it? People are increasingly developing a taste for this luxury and taking a keen interest in something that only two or three in the world own.

Limited edition collections include only a few numbered pieces, and each comes at a steep price. Previously a relatively unknown concept in India, are making their foray into the country.

Interior designer Raseel Gujral has come up with an exquisite home decor limited collection, that makes us of wood, onyx, mother-of-pearl and precious stones. The collection is on display today onwards at the foyer of Emporio, Vasant Kunj. Items include twelve ceramic lamps in blue, pink and gold, each of which is unique; a dining table in shining white mirrors, onyx and leather (Rs 14.5 lacs); a writer’s desk with mother-of-pearl inlay; a sofa grouping (5 lacs) The accessories range starts from Rs 2,000.

Gujral says, “There is an uber collection with 30 pieces, only in leather, that will increase in six months or a year. There is leather upholstery, leather as a second skin on furniture and leather engraved with stones. The collection boasts of immense use of wood and brown.”

Archana Singh of Frazer and Haws, that launches four to six limited editions in a year, says, “At the moment, our limited edition piece is a silver candle stand inspired by the Russian princess Anastasie. There’s a skirt made of swarovski around the base. It costs Rs 1,51,000.”

Swarovski, Lladro, House of Raro and Moet and Chandon, too, come out with limited collections. Swarovski launches once in two years, the latest being a rhinoceros of which 10,000 pieces are available priced at Rs 1,81,500 each.
Lladro launches every spring and fall, and its most recent collection is a porcelain great dragon priced at Rs 13,55,000 and available only to 150 people worldwide.