In some cases, the more worn and battered the better. In the case of Indian antique furniture, it is often the most eclectic pieces that help to create stunning curated interiors. For Corso de’ Fiori’s Jeremy Willoughby, Indian antiques in particular are a personal passion and a market he’s developing in New Zealand.
Visiting Jodhpur once or twice a year, Jeremy has developed an extensive network of speciality dealers in the area from which he sources a significant array of pieces each trip – pieces that catch his eye and objects that can be repurposed as interior or exterior furniture.
Often, the pieces he chooses have interesting origins, whether they were initially handcrafted as luggage trunks, iron buckets and tubs, or wagon wheel hubs, their origin serves as a real point of difference when they are repurposed as coffee tables, planters, or sculptural accent pieces, for example.