Jaipur | The exceptional aesthetics of Tahir Sultan – SUPPLEMENTS News
This store in Jaipur offers a distinctive melting pot of art, culture and treasures from across the country
A glimpse inside Tahir Sultan’s store; plants bring a touch of freshness
Jhe pink city has been the patroness of artists and idealists since its inception with airy havelis, flourishing colors and talented craftsmen. Perhaps that’s what inspired ace designer and chef, Tahir Sultan (@tahirsultan Instagram) to move to this oasis amid the pandemic. A philanthropist of clothing and culinary art, Sultan is immersed in the Indian and Kuwaiti cultures that have shaped his unconventional weltanschauung. Makaan Jaipur pays homage to his love for contemporary art and his passion for antiques.
Tahir Sultan in his store
A UNIQUE ASSET
What started as a simple store displaying everything the city had to offer, quickly grew into a one-of-a-kind concept platform with extraordinary pieces for a top-tier clientele across the world. Today, it is a curated platform where not only interior designers but also architects and landscape designers come to select tasteful accent pieces for their projects.
LABOR OF LOVE
Sultan believes in going the extra mile for his customers by spending hours exploring markets and warehouses, not just in the desert state, but across the country. Often, her customers love the pieces so much that they pick them up before they even show up at the store. His philosophy is that he must feel some love for the coin before he can pick it up. Sultan revels in the imperfections of antiques and believes they add character to the room and space. From tribal furniture to massive pots used on trade routes, he finds solace in the fact that his artifacts go to people of exceptional taste and good homes.
A Glimpse of Merchandise in Makaan Jaipur
GUIDE TO GOOD DESIGN
When asked what her trick is for cultivating the perfect space, Sultan emphasizes a quick and affordable method: painting. Plus, he believes adding an accent wall will instantly liven up a rather boring space. “Then look for a few key elements that will hold together and help pull the piece together,” adds Sultan. He also attaches great importance to the presence of art in a room. It doesn’t matter if the art is contemporary, modernist or tribal. Sultan also enjoys exploring and discovering new artists and supporting their practice; it shows in the merchandise he displays at the store.
Interestingly, Makaan Jaipur pays special attention to private presentation which gives customers a personalized shopping experience. In short, the store’s unique selection of modernist decor, furniture, sofas, sofas and artifacts add an understated sophistication to the brand.
Abhishek Sharma is a partner and chief storyteller at Anukrm, a communications and creative storytelling agency based in Jaipur and Delhi. @anukrm (Instagram)