(living lifestyle) Blending many genres and schools of design into one luxe statement, SAIBAAN forays into the world of interior design, presenting a sprawling space full of wondrous elements for the discerning homes. Owned by Mrs Shaila Sood, this store orchestrates the many elements that make a house perfect. Fine furniture, sterling silver, table decorative, fancy lights and art by many contemporary masters come together to create an experience of the august with elegance.
Nestled in the new art district of Lado Sarai and sharing a wall with the Crescent mall, SAIBAAN is a complete design experience spread over 5500 square feet with a gracious courtyard in its midst. Manufacturing furniture since 2001, to cater exclusively to their clients, the workshop opened its doors to all by establishing a showroom.
A blend of modern and traditional, the space offers furniture and home elements that bring together varied sheens and shines, materials and finishes. Each piece being a blend of many luxurious elements: rare stones, beveled, etched and smoked mirrors, rich textiles, metals etc, treating each to the finest techniques and finishes including textured paints, gold leafing. Precision in craftsmanship further perfects the vision of the designer. Shaila sood is the wife of Rajan Sood, the architect and interior designer to some of most affluent homes in Delhi. She is now joined by her daughter Sai Vangmayee Sood, a design graduate from LaSalle, the school of the Arts, Singapore. Furniture in their hands turns into a statement of art.
There is a bid to look at every element with an eye for detail. Ingenious and dramatic detailing like creating a sense of luminance with inbuilt lighting, encasing metal between two glasses, gold leafing on carved wood or creating new sheens through paint. With a studied sense of restraint that consciously keeps away from beading and embroidery, SAIBAAN creates drama through new shapes, innovative techniques and a sense of classic chic. It also creates contemporary twist to classic designs.
A unique vocabulary! Says Shaila, “I call the line “home couture” because our furniture makes a fashionable statement. It’s like putting a piece of art together”. A testimony to John Keats words “A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Saibaan displays furniture created with a love for detail and passion for perfection.
The unity of line, colour and form defines every item, making it a piece of art. SAIBAAN also houses German and Italian chandeliers that are very modern. Each piece is individually assembled, coming together to make a chic statement. European table decoratives in varied genres blend together to give your home a well accessorized look. Vases, boxes, candelabras, table lamps and artsy platters in crystal and stone add to the repertoire.
Custom done carpets in leather and wool are another must have for homes. Sterling silver including complete dinner and tea services, photo frames, trinket boxes by Alchemy add to the sense of luxe. There are also art inspired technology to take home like mirror TV and home theatres. No home is complete without art by the masters and SAIBAAN invites artists, both established and new comers, to display their art. Indeed, SAIBAAN creates a repertoire of elements that can only fit into the realm of art or the finest of couture.