Embracing Legacy Since Four Generations
In Conversation with Sarah Sham at Essajees Retail Store, Colaba
Ever wondered how do Living Legends look like? They are those People who invent their remarkable Eternity that stays. Whimsical Royalty that runs into Families and spreads from Generation to Generations. We sat down with Sarah Sham
at Essajees Retail Store who handles legacy of Essajess which is currently blooming in its fourth Generation and we could not resist ourselves from asking them about the non volatile inventiveness that runs in the blood . So vivacious and full of life we were indeed blown off with the Light-hearted conversation we had with her. After-all the temptation to know what it beholds to be a consistent dynamic purveyors of Royalty was beyond comparison.
are purveyors of Fine Goods founded by Abdul Qadir Essajee.
They have been connecting Finest royalty to Elite Affairs since 1890 . Back in the time Essajees was a space for Maharajas
to privately browse the finest items from all over the world, collected with utmost care. From 1944 onward, his son Saifuddin Sham
continued the family business and specialized in Mughal
miniatures and Indian bronzes. His son Mohamedi Sham
, who inherited his father’s keen eye, took the reigns in 1975. Essajees has worked out of its flagship Colaba
store since 1983, now catering to modern-day aristocracy. Living with rich history of Finest Craftsmanship and Genius Architecture there are a lot of clues to take from them.Allow us to take you on a Virtual tour of the Eclectic Musings at the Essajees Retail Store.We bet you they possess pursuit of creating designs that Compel.
ESSAJEES RETAIL STORE,COLABA
When you visit the store you literally lose yourself into the musings of vast soulful collectibles decorated all around the hemisphere.
Essajees has a large selection of collectibles . Before you pick up a Selective, make sure you are ready to be smitten by international eclectic abundance thrown over you.
French Baccarat Chandeliers
Marble and Stone Sculptures
Bronze Sculptures make timeless addition to any setting. Historical Designs straight from the era of Indian Maharajas are a definite staple to affix into a Luxe Structural Attire.
Porcelain Sculptures Inspired from Royal Juvenile Characters Are Sure To Enthrill your Living room With Warm Belonging towards Family and Life. Integrating Art in your settings opens up the doors of Human emotions. After all Haven’t you Heard?
“Art is Narrative”
Melangne Tales of Chandeliers by Essajees ornaments a Majestic Roof
SCOPE OF WORK
Glass & Crystal
Metal, Iron, Brass, Copper, Bronze
Framed Mirrors are Eternal Pieces that watch Time Frames pass Silently.
ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Essajees takes age-old Indian techniques whilst working in collaboration with the Globe’s top Architects and Interior Designers in the most prestigious projects.
‘Essajees Atelier’ is an Interior Design arm handled by skilled Sarah Sham. We were browsing through (www.essajees.com) when we came across the Architects and Designers on board.
Listing few of them :
Gauri Khan & Suzanne Roshan, Twinkle Khanna, Neterwala & Aibara Interior Architects, Talati & Panthaky Associates, Hafeez Contractor, Kamal Malick, Shakti Parmar, Nozer Wadia, Parmeshwar Godrej, Asheish Shah, Wilson Associates, Bamo Architects, LTW Architects, Geoffery and Wilkins Architects, Shenaz Mahimtura, Robert Delaville, Anjelica Novozilova of Latvia, Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Alfaz Miller of ABM Design, Francios Fauvre.
TAJ MAHAL PALACE , MUMBAI
Taj Mahal Palace is now a Symbolic Significance of Victory over Terror. Taj defeated them. Recuperating from the 26/11 Attacks it was a new inception for Seven Star-Luxury Hotel.
But Life had to be escorted back to the luxurious standards Taj represents for.
Essajees played a major role in renovating the hotel all over again. You cannot miss the furniture and accessories for the Breakfast room , Junior Suites and the Tata Suite in anticipation of President Obama’s visit. From Crystal Chairs to Chandeliers to 11 foot long bone inlay Tv units the glory of Taj Mahal is well ornamented by the legacy of Essajees.
Furniture Installations from Essajees at Taj Mahal Palace,Mumbai
Installing Chairs in Peacock hues amidst settings of Auburn Backdrop adheres perfect punch to the visual aspect of the room. Masonic Checkred Flooring add Monochrome base to rich colors in the setup. ArchAttire loves the amalgamation of contemporary and Mughal ideas exercised at Taj Mahal Palace.
Interior Insights of Installations by Essajess at Taj Mahal Palace , Mumbai
Under the Amber Lights of Essajees Chandeliers the Bronze -Golden silk and Auburn setting looks ultra luxurious. Adding carved panels gives vibes from the Indian Maharaja’s time.We absolutely love the wooden Panel work done here.
Antique Chandeliers from Royal purveyors lits up the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on Every Evening
Bone Inlayed Furniture sourced over to Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Bone inlay Work requires fine skill about geometry and details . They look artistic and infuse eternal sense to interior decor . Set up in the suites of Taj the designs from Essajees do pure justice to the Royal Affair.
Wooden , Gold-Leafed Panels in Mughal Architecture style serve as curtain walls in the rooms of Taj Palace , Mumbai
Caution ! This Place is Addictive !
Starbucks Cafe , Hornimans Circle
Our Happiest corner to grab daily coffee dose and snuggle into our favourite brown couch with warm whistling cafe latte’ happens to be curated by Essajees too. Wooden Cafes are very famous in Europe. The idea of experiencing the fragrance of roasted Coffee bean in Woody cafe might have already refreshed your senses. There is an intimate relationship between coffee bean and Wooden textures. Hot cup of Mocha with a perfect partner is much enjoyed in a rather cosy cafe . In Literal terms,this cafe happens to be the cosiest cafe you will ever experience in Bombay. I also happened to shoot my Attire post here few months back which you can check out by clicking here .
Furniture , Accessories and Decorative from Essajees compose Interiors of Starbucks Cafe , Horniman Circle
Essajees has done a splendid work in collaboration with Dutch Architect Liz Muller
enfusing modern century work by Curating the cafe with most organic and idealistic form of wooden log shelves , tables and bar stools . The idea is eccentric towards keeping the texture of the pieces in purest forms. The custom made wooden arches carved in beautiful leaf cut-outs and large wooden jaalis
hauls this place to different level of uber coolness.
Best Starbucks Cafe in Bombay,Horniman Circle
Ever Noticed those Vintage Trunk boxes , ancient vases and coffee bean bags stacked over shelves? Next time you are headed over there to grab a coffee you will definitely know where they are actually sourced from!
Laidback Lukes during Shooting times. Afterall everyone needs a Coffee Break.
Spread across two lavish levels this Starbucks Cafe is a genius blend of Eclectic Furniture choices.
Sit back on Couches to Bar stools to cozy nooks and corners. While your friend fetches your favourite Coffee Blend , you may browse through glorious options to carry on your conversations and sip your coffee lounging Maharaja style or simply rock like a hippie on funky bar-stool.
Caution ! This Place is Addictive!
Floral Dynasty Mirrors and Eclectic Furniture Sourced from Essajees at Ground Level Starbucks,Horniman Circle
The Epitome of Middle Eastern Luxury
Terrace Lounge at Taj Hotel , Dubai
Taj Dubai now stands tall adjacent to world’s tallest built up attire Burj-Khalifa. Inspite of all the architectural boom Dubai has revived the middle eastern culture and designs with the power of Modern age.After being Carefully crafted at the age-old warehouse of Essajees Bombay , the Lush Luxurious Furniture ,decoratives etc were delivered to the Royalties and richest Shiekhs in Dubai to dazzle up the Middle-Eastern Taj Hotel, Dubai.
Essajees Makes are now flaunting the Luxurious tales of Royalty all around the Taj Dubai.
Essajees Make affixed to Perfection at Suites of Taj Dubai
Antique Bed sourced from Essajees Bombay gloriously located exactly where it is supposed to be.
Bedroom Suites at Taj , Dubai
Creative Mirror from Essajees gracefully hung around Executive Suites at Taj Dubai
With Creative Niche that is beyond words, we are sure The Legacy of Essajees is imperishable for many generations to come because preserving the legacy runs in the blood.In case you are planning to gift your place a Luxurious touch . We assure you no body could be a better bet than them.