- Introduces Sri Lanka’s ﬁrst app for furniture with a virtual reality portal
Instilling unbridled passion into the craft of producing timelessly stunning works of art destined to add unique style to any interior space, Mahogany Masterpieces expands its presence with the opening of its brand new store at No 87 Dickmans Road Colombo 5. Adding to its expansive range that hallmarks a diverse collection from the contemporary to the classical, the avant garde to the traditional, Mahogany Masterpieces also presents an entire portfolio of new designs and new ﬁnishes including its latest piano ﬁnish, pantry units and built in closets in solid luxury timber including teak and a wide range of accessories and ﬁne art at this new showroom. Pushing the boundaries of innovation and creativity into the technological sphere, Mahogany Masterpieces has also just launched its new app which details its entire product catalogue, new designs, latest promotions, services, care tips and order follow ups compatible with all iOS and Android devices, available on iTunes or Playstore.
While customers will have technology at their ﬁngertips to be better informed, purchasing furniture is now much more experiential. The new showroom has convenient parking and is centrally located, while the app takes customers into virtual reality. Explains Managing Partner Kishan Gooneratne, “Selecting furniture for a home or oﬃce is a personal experience and sometimes, it is quite challenging to visualise how a piece would look in the actual setting,” he says. “Our app now enables a customer to select a product from the catalogue,via its augmented reality function, place it in the desired space and make an informed decision after seeing how it looks.”
There are some fundamental values that Mahogany Masterpieces has always abided by and become key to its continued brand recall and customer loyalty. Says Kishan: “Each of our pieces are created, crafted and ﬁnished to perfection. But that’s not all that sets us apart. It is also our uncompromising stance in sourcing the highest quality luxury timber from licensed suppliers, seasoned to ensure the highest standards at our own seasoning plants, our 100% wood policy for every single part of our furniture be it mahogany, teak or nadun, a skill pool of over forty years in the handcrafting of each of our pieces by master artisans and our signature ﬁnishes that can withstand the rigors of daily use. This is why we create ‘Masterpieces’.”
Priding themselves on crafting spaces that prompt lifestyle transformations, Kishan states whether its living, dining, bedroom, pantries or accessories for homes, corporates, hotels, restaurants or any interior solutions, Mahogany Masterpieces ensures that the triad of quality, craftsmanship and unique design makes each space a customised setting. “And this is what has taken our products to over sixteen countries across the world where we handle the A to Z from design to doorstep, with no hassle to the client.”
The genesis of Mahogany Masterpieces began with a uniquely crafted button made for an iconic Sri Lankan fashion brand. It was the success of this ﬁrst order that prompted Sumith Gooneratne to found Craft Supplies in 1974, eventually launching their lifestyle brand Mahogany Masterpieces. The legacy of quality, creativity and perfection had already paved the way for the new chapter and now,43 years later, Mahogany Masterpieces etches a further chapter with its new showroom and technologically advanced user-friendly app.