Buying furniture online? 5 essentials you need to know!

Anxious about buying furniture online? So are we! That’s why we created a list of the 5 things you need to look out for. Ensure you're buying quality wood While it may be tempting to pick up a bargain online - you'll know it's cheap timber and so will your guests. Apart from the aesthetics and class of teak - it's long-lasting and durable. It is naturally termite resistant and water can't damage it at a cellular level. We really debated about this once we started our online store - our competitors were selling at cheaper rates because of cheaper wood. Here's where we went back to our core values and decided to stick to teak - wood that'll be there for you for decades. Buy once, buy well? Class lasts, fashion fades Invest in contemporary furniture that has stood the test of time. It's always in vogue without being trendy - no matter what interior design styles fade in and out, contemporary furniture is here to stay. Timeless furniture makes for a good investment - it's always aesthetically relevant. You don't want to have furniture that was 'yesterday's hype' 3 years down the line. Buy furniture that stands the test of time -...

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5 things to make this Saturday afternoon magical!

We’re loving the city being back to its former bustling glory, but a part of us misses the silence and the sunsets that lockdown gifted us. In case you want to slow down, join us at Ballard Estate this Saturday for a meditative meander through streets lined with Edwardian neoclassical architecture. Start off with Lunch at Britannia Along with the actual food, one of the greatest things about eating at Britannia & Co. is the chance to be a part of history. Opened in 1923 by Mr. Boman Kohinoor, a Zorastrian immigrant from Iran, the food is a joyful journey of a flavour through cultures. The Caramel Custard is a must-have don't worry, you'll burn it off as you progress through the afternoon. Check out a furniture design house - Tianu 100 meters up JN Heredia Rd, and you find yourself at yours truly.  Our design language focuses on clean lines and organic shapes that are handcrafted to perfection. We are known for our classy contemporary furniture that celebrates the natural warmth and beauty of teakwood. The team of designers, handpicked for the design house from all over India, are dedicated to providing experienced advice, tailored personally to each client. Tianu’s commitment is to the...

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Artists who will change the energy in your home

Over the last 10 years, we have discovered numerous artists who have gone on to become international names. It's been a joyous journey for us to make available these excellent art works for our client's homes. We’ve picked 3 artists whose works shift the energy in your home, creating a spot of calm inspiration. Shahanshah Mittal Shahanshah Mittal’s art has been a part of Tianu for a while. The stillness within Shahanshah manifolds into infinite dynamism on his canvas. He believes his creative ideas come from within - going to a place beyond thought, where imagination and creativity come to life. Within silence there is music. The vibrations of that inner song are what you see on Shahanshah’s canvas. Sonal Ojha Sonal’s purist technique of printmaking is evident in her work. Sonal traverses Hindu mythology, Indian history and our tradition in her prints. She tells her story of a woman living in a mainstream patriarchal society. These visual stories are stunning in person. Satyadheer Singh Satyadheer was a small town artist who hit big with his bold, expressive style of painting. Today, well established with international acclaim, his colourful oil and acrylic canvases make a great addition to a budding art connoisseur’s collection. Visit Tianu to...

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A Textile We’re Obsessed with – Central Asian Ikats

Ikat is a weaving technique that developed independently across the world through the 1800s to 1950s. Without knowledge exchange, the Ikat styles that developed across the world are quite distinct - it was only in the 19th century that Ikat was traded through the silk route and different communities began to see each other’s design techniques. Ikat weaving is practiced in 30 countries! It is amongst the most elegant and vibrantly coloured prestige fabrics of the world. The boldness of the geometric designs arrest you in your step. Fabricating an Ikat design requires the craftsperson to visualise the entire design pattern ahead of time and then work on each individual thread of silk. The lengthy ikat weaving technique is steeped in bringing communities closer as they work on various processes harmoniously. The positive energies are steeped into the fabric. Despite having deep roots in the history of weaving and silk trade in the region, these designs are bursting with modern energy. Central Asian Ikats, in particular, are distinguished by their bold geometric patterns and unique designs that use vibrant colours. We use Central Asian Ikat in a lot of our designs. Are you in love with Central Asian Ikat? Visit our store or call us...

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