We worked with Apartment 9 for our Dubai project, and while they are known dominantly for their décor accessories, they have an equally good manufacturing unit in place for high end furniture with an emphasis on bespoke. They are a good place to go if you are looking at someone with a good production capacity, with no compromise on finish and reasonable price. Delhiites love them, and so does this Menon from Mumbai!
And while I make this post, I cannot dare to sign out without giving credit to the smaller furniture manufacturers we work with from small pockets like Dahisar and Bhivandi in Mumbai. Trust me, there are a bunch of these professionally untrained, yet experienced and very very hardworking guys who work from here and they are ruling the hospitality industry, especially the standalone restaurants that want classy stuff without breaking the bank.
We have used these guys for our signature projects like Farzi Café, Koko and POH and are using them even for the hotel we are designing in South Africa. You’d be surprised where a short trip to these small lanes with small furniture shops can take you.
And of course there are talented young designers like Fenny Ganatra who is known for her design of the Bounce Chair. We are fortunate to be living in the country where talent is in abundance and the quality of labour is so high. Lets make the best of it!