What we look for when sourcing Indian furniture

To us, finding and sourcing vintage Indian furniture is about preserving the nation’s rich history. 

It’s furniture that was built to last, and we’re captivated by the talented craftsmanship from hundreds of years ago.

Water tiger founder Kathrin Bruce has spent over two decades travelling the globe in search of one-of-a-kind furniture, developing a deep respect for India and its historical, handcrafted objects.

Vintage Indian wheel and vintage Indian mirror

Where we source our Indian furniture from

Our sourcing process is very hands-on. 

We only purchase antique Indian furniture in its natural form, free from any kind of manufacturing.

And we do so by directly sourcing containers from India.

Instead of buying something new, vintage pieces hold incredible stories and were made by hand with longevity in mind.

When it comes to our sourcing process, the authenticity of it all remains front of mind in conjunction with the pieces of furniture themselves. 

Vintage Indian pot and draped textile and vintage Indian storage box

What we look for during our sourcing process

First and foremost, is the furniture of high quality? And, do we have to have it?

Once the furniture passes that test, we aim to gather a collection of home furnishings as well. 

The Indian furniture in our Sydney showroom includes pots, mirrors, bowls and doors, which make fantastic wall art. 

We also have many larger pieces, like sideboards, daybeds and cabinets and smaller decorative items to add a global accent to any space.

You can come and see the Indian furniture collection for yourself in our Sydney showroom, or alternatively browse the Indian collection online.

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