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    Gulmohar Lane, the sofa specialists, introduces vintage lighting with modern lines

    it wasn’t a sudden decision. Shweta Mewara and Saurabh Aila had thought of introducing lighting from the time they launched Gulmohar Lane, their furniture brand, earlier this year. “But we prefer to take it slow before introducing new products,” Mewara says. Now, with the festive season and the new year a couple of months away, the time is right for lights. Featuring industrial-inspired designs, coupled with vintage films and classic nickel finishes, the line includes metal pendant lamps, desk lamps, chandeliers, and even the classic Edison bulbs, with a range of 25w to 40w.
    “The lights are designed by us and made by local vendors in Jaipur,” she says, adding that the designs are classic with a contemporary edge. For instance, the Milano metal and glass chandelier is the result of giving a singular asymmetrical touch to chandeliers and using minimal crystals. The Edison 40w globe bulb, on the other hand, with smoked golden glass and a quad loop tungsten bulb, features the standard Edison base E27 and can last for around 3,000 hours.
    “Customers love to mix and match. So vintage lights have many takers. They are perfect for modern homes, bungalows, five-star properties and farm houses,” she continues, adding that smaller flats can use bulbs or the lyon classic metal pendant lamps. “For big houses with high ceilings we recommend the broad Istanbul chandeliers,” she advises. As for implementing modern technology, Merwara says they have plans. “We won’t mind incorporating experimental concepts like LED filaments in Edison bulbs,” she concludes.
    Free shipping. Lights from Rs 190. Details: gulmoharlane.com
    Karan Pillai

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