Delhi’s Defense Colony has a new gallery showcasing the daring designs and authentic hand craftsmanship of the British furniture and interiors company Timothy Oulton. Opened in partnership with Tarun Vadehra Interiors, the 334 sqm showroom alluringly displays distinctive furniture designs in rich materials alongside dramatic lighting collections and vintage curios.
Timothy Oulton is known for its reinterpretation of classic designs through modern eyes, repurposing them into something fresh and exciting.Its portfolio now includes furniture, hand-finished leather bags, premium bedding, kitchens and vintage one-off pieces, created usig generous amounts of the world’s best pure materials including New Zealand wool, Mongolian horsehair, silk, flax and birch to ensure a totally natural bed.
The bags and small accessories collection is made with the finest aniline leather. Originally inspired by Tim’s love of antique luggage, this ruggedly sophisticated collection has grown into a highly versatile range which can suit both casual and formal styles. Classic designs are taken up a notch into modern life with each bag designed to improve with age and wear as it accompanies you on life’s adventures.
Timothy Oulton continues its plan of opening new stores in carefully selected ‘great cities’, with galleries recently opened in Auckland, Saudi Arabia, Melbourne, Moscow, Canada and Hong Kong, plus an intimate Inspiration store in Amsterdam’s city centre – focussing on the bags collection – which is in addition to the main gallery.
The founder Timothy Oulton was the son of a Major in the British Army. His collection reflects the glory and design sensibilities of this era, with military pageantry (and a bit of a thing for drums). When he left school Tim thought he might end up becoming a man in a suit, but in that first summer when he worked for his dad’s antique business he got the bug. He fell in love with beautiful old things that carry secrets and stories in the leather and the wood, and there was no going back. Years of scanning flea markets uncovered Tim’s instinct for finding the most beautiful pieces. He loves antiques, but recognises their limitations. It is a passion to make beautiful and practical furniture, inspired by the past but re-envisioned to be relevant for today.