Every artefact, antique, or painting that we have has been carefully restored to its original condition. It is imperative to us that we restore them mindfully, honouring the era they were made in, the materials used to make them, and the function of every component.
At Circa we reclaim what we can, repurpose what is done with, restore what has been, and refurbish what is discarded in order to reuse what is deemed unusable.
We source our antiques from all over the world, which is why our collection has the very best of what the old world has to offer. Our intention is to share the diversity and richness of Indian culture and heritage.
Each piece is unique, has its own story, and is steeped in heritage. It is our honour to breathe life back into these pieces and share them with you.
This story began in Nairobi in 1959 with Hans Raj Suri. Mr. Suri was traveling on work when he discovered that people in the western world greatly appreciated Indian art and handicrafts. Elated that his culture was being adored he set foot on a new voyage. Soon after his return, he began working toward sharing the diversity and richness of Indian art and culture with connoisseurs around the world.
Today, his legacy is carried forward by his grandchildren who share his love for Indian handicrafts, art, and design. Circa has beautifully married their passion with heritage and preservation. All the artifacts are treated with great care and respect. Our intention is to share India’s rich and diverse heritage with those who value it the most.