An inside look at the all-new PAIR’D Furnishings
PAIR’D Furnishings recently opened its flagship showroom in the Indiana Design Center. It is the first location in the United States for the family-owned, Bangladesh-based furniture maker. The showroom is a beautifully appointed and carefully curated space, featuring one-of-a-kind high-quality furniture pieces, antiques, décor, rugs and original art.
Curated + Custom
PAIR’D prides itself on the level of customization that it offers. Store operations manager Stephanie Riwitis notes, “Everything in our showroom is fully customizable or one-of-a-kind, creating a unique and exclusive shopping experience for designers and retail clients alike.” Everything on display is manufactured, often by hand, specifically for PAIR’D in their factory in Bangladesh. Because it is shipped directly from the maker, any piece can be tailored to a customer’s specification, making each piece of furniture unique to the client. Showroom designer and atelier leader Evan Courter works directly with the client on customization options and guidance.
The furniture pieces are heirloom-quality items, all made of natural materials—soft wool and linen, polished wood, leather, marble and gleaming metal.
Included in their initial collection are several one-of-a-kind metal and brass Bangladeshi antique pieces hand-selected by the company’s owner and creative director, Muniza Karim. Mainly accessories and accent pieces, they have a lovely aged patina that adds a touch of depth and originality to any style of décor. It is rare to find a selection of Eastern antiques in a Midwestern retail showroom, making it a valuable designer resource. The textile framed art shows the beautiful fabric line designed and created by Karim.
Hewing closely to its authenticity commitment, the PAIR’D team has made it a priority to feature original artwork in the showroom by central Indiana artists like Angie Brooks and Marco Querin. Sculptures, paintings and fiber art take pride of place, lit tastefully in showroom vignettes. All of the pieces are selected carefully by PAIR’D’s design team to highlight and accentuate the beauty of the furniture.