There are times when a brand does more than just sell products. It tells stories – not of itself but – of the different elements which help them in doing what they do.
Sihasn is one such furniture and upholstery brand. Visit their website and you will get to see (and know) much more beyond just the products available. But what is it that they're doing, which makes it so appealing and special? They are using sarees as upholstery, which offers a solution to heirloom pieces which have suffered great wear-and-tear or are simply too out-of-fashion to be worn.
Sihasn furnitures are literally dressed in fine pieces. Starting with their West Bengal kantha collection, we found accent chairs and love seats are upholstered with kantha embroidery that employs cotton yarn on silk. On going further north, you will find Assam's famous muga and eri silk used in their muti-functional storage ottomans, dubbed under the title tabla.
The products are made by taking into account a heterogeneity of cross-disciplinary textiles. Right from the nomadic herders of the Banni tribe comes the Kutch banni patchwork pieces, comprising some plain dyed fabric, some block-printed ajrakh in myriad colours. A red & blue rectangular storage ottoman (under the pitara collection) works like a treasure chest.
You can select from a wide-ranging collection of furniture namely majnun (armchairs), nizam (lounge chairs), iskander (accent chairs), rasiya (futon sofa bed), teshoo lama (rocking chair), yogi (foldable chairs) and qawwali (2-seater L-section), among others.