The Great Eastern Home

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Everything that makes for the elegant home. At The Great Eastern Home in Vikhroli.

The best things in life are free, is what we’ve been told. That they are very expensive is what we all have found out. But get set to make a discovery: sometimes the best things in life, and when we say the best, we mean the best, don’t cost the earth!

Welcome to The Great Eastern Home at Vikhroli.  Located in the heart of North East Mumbai, it features furnishings, fine art, objets d’art in the class and manner of the famous Great Eastern Home in Byculla. At our Vikhroli store you will find all things fabulous for every single corner of your home. Are you looking for a unique piece of sculpture or art? Maybe a simple, elegant piece of furniture? We also have professional designers, decorators and consultants instore who will help you with designing an entire home to finding just the right pieces to complement an already perfect home.

You will find it all here … architectural elements, artifacts or antiques. And what makes this store priceless is that most everything in it is most certainly well within your budget. In fact, its well within any budget!

The sculpture of Gautam Buddha, some of the fine living room and bedroom furnishings including the beds, sofas and other accessories that you see here give only a glimpse of our wide collection at the Vikhroli store.

Visit our new store in Vikhroli to take a look at our entire collection that makes a perfect setting for your home. You can also visit www.thegreateasternhome.com and www.ficusliving.com for more details.

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Bekal beckons with The fabulous Grand Trunk Show.

After triumphant showings in  Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, The Grand Trunk Show now reaches The Taj Bekal in Kerala.

An exclusive association between The Great Eastern Home and The Taj Khazana, The Grand Trunk Show has gained a unique following. Featured extensively in the media, the show’s ‘next showing’ has been eagerly awaited for some time now.

WIth the show in Bekal but a week away, this latest edition of The Grand Trunk Show is all it has been… a signature collection comprising of fine furniture, antiques and artifacts among other articles that are highly valued by collectors today.

Please download your personal  invitation to The Grand Trunk Show here and come visit. The Taj Bekal is a spectacular property, a unique setting for The Grand Trunk Show, and it all promises to fuse into one unforgettable occasion.

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Winner of GoodHomes Editor’s Choice Award for ‘Range of Furniture’ – The Great Eastern Home

21st January was a very special evening for all of us at The Great Eastern Home as Dr. Anurag Kanoria went on stage to receive the award presented by GoodHomes, in the Editor’s Choice Category for our Range Of Furniture. All of us thank Good Homes and our clients, for making this day possible. It is your excellent taste that makes it all worth our while. GoodHomes is one of the leading decor magazines in India that offers an eclectic mix of innovative ideas to its readers that fits every space and budget. The Great Eastern Home is indeed honored for receiving this appreciation from them.

The trophy is a stunning piece of art in itself. It  is inspired by the Fibonacci curve, a symmetry in the design with aesthetic and artistic appeal. It represents the epitome of excellence and achievement in perfecting the art-of-living. You can visit us at www.thegreateasternhome.com and take a look at our pride!GoodHomes-Awards-Range-of-Furniure

A glimpse of The Grand Trunk Show at Bengaluru

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A quick chat about The Grand Trunk Show with Dr. Anurag Kanoria

A quick chat with Anurag Kanoria of The Great Eastern Home about the upcoming Grand Trunk Show in exclusive association with the Taj Khazana at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

The Grand Trunk Show is gaining quite a following of its own now…
We had a triumphant opening show at the Taj Falaknuma, then at the Taj in Delhi. This is the third Show, and two more are scheduled…

What is the plan for The Grand Trunk Show at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai?
Of course, this particular location makes it a different world of lavish. The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel has a fantastic history, not the least being the very first hotel of what is now a world-renowned chain. In the manner of The Grand Trunk Show, the displays will be throughout the entire property. The show starts, so to speak, at the lobby of the Taj Towers and it will occupy key spaces all way through to and in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel: in the corridor to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the area along the swimming pool, the grand staircase under the historic dome, the corridor opposite to the Sea Lounge, the entire corridor flanking the Crystal Rooms and the atria space off this celebrated corridor. All the pieces will be located at historic spots, including a couple of showplaces like the famous ones that feature the collection of photographs of the international luminaries who have been guests of The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel since 1903.

That’s quite a spread…
Over 20 ‘stations’ across the length of 150 glorious, celebrated, historic floor space. It will be something to see… unique, a first-ever, and a thrilling display of fine art, furniture, antiques and artifacts.

What’s next for The Grand Trunk Show?
For one, it will always happen in an exclusive association with the Khazana. The Khazana itself has an illustrious history, and with its re-opening at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, we are delighted to be associated with it. Right in the next two months, Khazana and The Great Eastern Home will have The Grand Trunk Show at the Taj Chennai and Bengaluru. That makes for a fabulous opening season: Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru and you can anticipate more of these fabulous events, in exclusive association with the Taj Khazana of course, in quick order all through 2015.

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18th century high relief sculpture

An 18th century sculpture, it features a man standing on a pedestal and playing a bugle. The attire of the man looks that of a commoner’s as he is seen wearing a frock-coat with a scarf wrapped around his neck and a tight garment below along with a turban on his head. To his left is a young boy also playing a bugle. The man is flanked by animals. The bugle has its own history: it has always been a simple brass instrument having no valves or other pitch-altering devices and it is played by using the facial muscles alone (embouchure). The wood sculpture shows its age and damage has almost obscured the details.

The original location of this piece is unknown but it most certainly shows the workmanship of an old art form.  You can view many more artifacts just like this at http://www.thegreateasternhome.com or at our store, which makes a visit a treat for any history and antiquities buff.

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Ramji Dongre

Viewing Ramji Dongre’s art transports one to a world of stories and ballads with the compelling force of its colours and imagery. Hailing from a small village, Ramji’s work is steeped in all that is mystical, mysterious and supernatural; a throwback to our myths, while they also create new ones.

A reflection , not only of the world of dreams, but also of rural craft traditions. Ramji believes that the canvas is like an open sky, waiting to capture all things, living and non-living, without any fear of boundaries. His artworks consist of a single main subject juxtaposed with smaller, supporting elements, creating vivid contrasts. Using saturated backgrounds to dramatically set-off unusual tonal values, Ramji rivets his audience’s eyes to his creations. Every time that happens, he succeeds in pulling off the magic illusion.

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Sculpture of Lord Buddha

The sculpture of Lord Buddha is placed at the entrance of one its many showrooms at The Great Eastern Home. The exquisite piece sculpted in marble cannot escape your attention. A profound calmness is set upon the viewer and is generally noticed that people spend quite some time in front of this particular piece.

Lord Buddha is reclined on a stone slab wearing a Sanghati robe which is painted in lacquer red and black. The outer robe is referred to as the Sanghati robe. The Buddhist monastic robe is perhaps the oldest style of dress which is still in fashion even after 2500 years.

The Buddha is seen wearing Ushnish, which is a three dimensional oval at the top of his head symbolizing the attainment of reliance in the spiritual guide. To express it visually his topknot looks like a crown. The Buddha bears Urna mark which in the Buddhist art and culture is a spiral or in this case a circular dot placed on the forehead as an auspicious mark.

The sculpture is as old as the late 17th or early 18th century A.D. and procured from Burma. It is definite that you would come looking for this piece and marvel its beauty for a long time. Plan your visit soon at http://www.thegreateasternhome.com.

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References:

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/robe_txt.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushnisha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urna

Vipin Singh Rajput

Vipin Singh Rajput’s art is a quest for answers to the perceptions and conflicts of the conscious and the unconscious mind. It is like stepping into the innermost recesses of the mind and losing oneself in surreal landscapes and morphed forms.

The deep tonal backdrops focus the eyes on the abstractions portraying dream images that convey hope as depicted in ‘Birth’ or grief, as seen in ‘Vilap’. His works with concentric circles, bindus and lines, allude to an almost otherworldly calm. Some images create aesthetic experiences that imply spaces beyond borders, while others make the most of spaces within, even while creating tension and curiosity. The organic outlines of creatures that are part-human and part-animal are a symbolic commentary on conflicting passions and ideals.

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19th century Millstone

Inspired craftsmen have over the centuries taken the most humble object and turned it into a work of art. You would wish to kiss the hands of the sculptor who made a masterpiece out of a massive millstone. Whoever the craftsperson, their work takes us back to their time as they brought beauty to a everyday implement.

The outer portion of the stone is made out of wood. The stone is supported by four legs. It is carved with delicate floral designs on the sides and petal borders on its surface, whereas the inner round stone has the mouth through which whatever had to be ground was placed. Even this is bordered by geometrical patterns.

When you see the picture enlarged, you realise how much artistic dedication and commitment called on to procure such fine carved embellishments.

You can come inspect this giant millstone at The Great Eastern Home. You could try and move it. Plan your visit at http://www.thegreateasternhome.com.

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