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India: An Industrial Furniture Experience

India is a country filled with color, smell and sound. The sound cars honking their horns, mooing cows, and street stall vendors hawking their wares blend into a cacophonous symphony of noise and music. The colors of magnificent historical buildings, spectacular saris and multi-colored temples with their broad ranges of gods and goddesses are a wonder to behold.

We make much of our industrial furniture in India. Some we make in the beautiful Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan - home of Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds and the City Palace. Some we make in the Blue City of Jodphur, Rajasthan – home of the magnificent Mahrangarth Fort. Others we make near India’s capital, New Delhi with its Red Fort and stately Qutb Minar. 

India is one of the major centers for the production of Industrial and Mid-Century styled furniture. Industrial Style Furniture was named after its original purpose which was to be simple, practical, easy to mass produce and made to withstand harsh conditions. It was not stylish, it was practical. It was made to be used in a factory or other industrial settings. It was often made using unfinished or lightly finished woods and raw metal. In recent times, this “factory” furniture has been rediscovered by furniture trend leaders and repurposed with great success to blend beautiful in the most stylish homes.

Our designers at Simpli Home, are excited about creating Industrial Style Furniture that we can provide for our customers at prices that are affordable and accessible. Our recent foray into India, has allowed us to ramp up the production of this type of furniture and introduce many new collections that put a contemporary “spin” on a classic style. Using Mango wood, a renewable resource, our factories produce classic Metal + Wood industrial furniture based on historical styles.

Our Skyler Collection is a timeless box frame style with black metal frame and Mango top and shelves stained in a Dark Cognac Brown stain. It is clean, spare and weightless and creates a dramatic look in any home. We have 8 different pieces to this collection for any living room – coffee, end, console tables, c tables, TV stands – that provide great solutions for your living room space. This fall, we will be introducing 3 new colors for our wildly popular Skyler C Side Table – so look out for these exciting new additions.

The Hunter Collection is made from raw Mango and hairpin legs. Mango is a beautiful wood when raw and has a complex grain and has variegated coloring. The Hunter Coffee Table, is the most popular piece in this collection with its lift top table upon which you can eat or work on your laptop while sitting in your living room.

We love the Industrial style as it introduces objects that resonate with history within our homes. This style grounds us in the past and reminds us of a world that is long gone.