At an obscure mela in Noida, we met the folks from The Classic Moments, who've spent over 25 years designing and manufacturing furniture. From traditional-looking beds to useful folding chairs and tables and even 17th or 18th century European pieces. And, yes, they also customise.
This Shop Makes Furniture So Durable That You'll Pass It On To Your Kids
What Makes It Awesome
Soma, the woman behind this brand, tells us that their journey has been spread over two phases. When they first began operations, they were even exporting their designs to Sweden, Finland and to FabIndia (closer home). After their production came to a standstill (and the land had to be sold due to a personal setback), Soma bounced back for what she likes to call her ‘second innings’.
Classic was born again almost a year ago, and since then has been doing the rounds at a lot of exhibitions. From English-green to teals, we couldn’t take our eyes off the distressed furniture shelves and folding tables that are super-useful. In fact, variety will never be an issue here. There are cabinets, chairs, tables, bookshelves, chests, storage units, kids furniture, couches, cocktail tables, sofas and lots more.
If someone were to ask us what we really dig about Classic, we’d say it’s their impeccable build quality. Soma says that her focus isn’t just on making furniture that looks good, but that’s also sturdy enough to last years. ‘Finishing is our forte,’ she adds. That’s what makes us lean towards making an investment buying from this brand, versus dodgy stuff we’ve picked up online that quickly crumbled under the weight of our expectations (or a harmless, drunken push at a house party).
What Could Be Better
Their online store isn't functional at the moment. You can, however, see the designs on their Facebook.