Steely and stylish
This stainless steel creates an aesthetic where there is none, be it at home or office
YOUR TRENDY furniture can be made of wood, cane and leather. How about steel for a change? Ever considered doing up your living room with stainless steel sofas, easy chairs and an attractive centrepiece? Maybe even your children's room with a stainless steel bunker bed?
Stainless is a world of possibilities. Artistic bent chairs, captivating dining sets and magnificent centrepieces. Rexene, leather and fabric complement the chairs, while glass, granite and wood make for tabletops. Though glass and granite add elegance to the pieces, wood tends to clutter, ruining the end effect.
Vadhivelu, Managing Director, Stainlesstyle, observes: "Since reprocessing is possible with stainless steel, resale value is high. Maintenance is nil as it simply needs to be wiped clean." This allows you to use the steel furniture anywhere be it the garden, kitchen or bedroom. No worry about it being defaced from any source. "The steel is corrosion free and can be used in different climatic conditions," he says.
The furniture outlet is a little over a year old though Vadhivelu has been into the business of steel for over a decade and a half. "Our steel products were initially confined to exteriors. We then studied some of the products from Taiwan and other countries and convinced that there was a market in household goods we decided to open this outlet."
While there is variety to choose from for your favourite piece, furniture comes custom-made too. "We have our own designs that we have evolved from different catalogues and our design team. But apart from all these we also customise to suit individual preferences." An attractive feature of the furniture is it can be designed in ways that it can be easily dismantled and re-assembled.
How does steel compare to wood or leather on cost? "Extremely competitive," says Vadhivelu. If the prices are anything to go by, this appears to be certainly true. You could get an attractive centre table for as low as Rs. 2,500 or a stylish three-piece corner table for just Rs. 5,000. Or better still, a rocking chair for a mere Rs. 3,500. If you are an outdoor person, your choice could be a large garden swing for Rs. 18,000. Depending on what you pick, you pay anything between Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 30,000.
The steel is, however, not confined to furniture alone. It extends to utility doors too. Owing to dampness and its effect on wood, steel doors for bathrooms are becoming very popular and the outlet specialises in such doors.
The upside is if you get tired of a product, there is high resale value. "Unlike other mediums, steel has a market and in all probability, the resale value in the future would be higher than the purchase price," claims Vadhivelu.
The shop is situated on K.H. Road (Double Road) and can be contacted on 51142444/51142555 for more information.
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