I'm always on the look out for new sources and furnishings that are a bit different to the run of the mill so during a very brief trip to London yesterday, I decided to pop in and say hello to Rikita and Anna at Iqrup + Ritz, who are a new presence in the UK. Rikita and her mother, Iqrup, have launched a range of furniture, mostly manufactured in India, selling online and through occasional pop-ups. Obviously, buying online widens choices dramatically, but it can be really beneficial to actually view and test the furniture, which is why I spend so much time visiting suppliers, so you don't have to!
The range is quite selective at the moment, but I really liked the quality of the pieces and the comfort of the seating. Rikita told me they are hoping to bring more pieces across as they buid their business here in the UK. The style of some of the pieces really appealed to me as being a little quirky and hard to come by, certainly at this price point. Some of the fabrics are particularly fun and quirky and look fantastic on the mid-century style accent chairs.
Iqrup + Ritz are currently taking orders for delivery in their first consignment in May, and hopefully their delivery times will then shorten as their orders gain momentum. Wishing them the best of luck in bringing their stylish products to the market!
N.B. I have no links with the company and am not sponsored in any way; just eager to uncover new and different sources and share them with you!