Inlaying is an immemorial technique which arrestingly transforms an otherwise dreary and somewhat monotonous piece into an astounding work of art. To be precise, it is a peculiar method in sculpture and decorative arts which heedfully utilizes pieces of contrasting materials into scrupulously carved depressions in the parent object to ornamentally complement its aesthetics. These depressions may also be natural imperfections which when filled with meticulously selected gorgeous materials.

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The art work entailed with meticulous planning where artisans employ crisp concept and understanding of the customer’s specification in creating the foundation of the whole masterpiece. From the selection of the gems and semiprecious stones ranging from coral, turquoise, amethyst to lapis lazuli tiger’s eye and jade for the motifs to hand carving the wood with utmost precision the process is handled with a rigor that is showcased in the end product of the masterpiece which is a sight to behold. The epitome of finesse and glamour, the styling and design is absolutely magnificent. The exquisite placement of the gemstone revives and cheers the simplicity of the wood with its shine and lux.

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Inlaying @ Mexports

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At Mexports our ace artisans exceptionally ameliorate the appearance. A number of exotic materials are used both for the base as well as the inlays that are artistically introduced into it. These exquisite inlays are often flush with the base by using various traditional techniques. Because of the stellar demeanor delivered by inlaying, this technique is ubiquitously exercised in decorative furniture production. Apart from furniture, inlaying is also extensively used by master luthiers to incredibly aureate the appearance of the top of the line musical instruments.

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In a wood base, few of the inlays regarded most luxurious are shells, mother of pearl, ivory, copper, turquoise, red corals, gold citrine etc. These plush inlay materials maybe either conscientiously inserted into the depressions that are artificially carved or maybe beguilingly introduced into the natural imperfections in conjunction with some resin or acrylic to give it a plush and flush mien. A single cut piece of wood may not always be completely free of voids. Such scenarios can be elegantly transformed into regal opportunities with the help of inlays. The sumptuous inlay materials like turquoise and red corals can be mixed with acrylic and then poured into the depressions to give these defects an astonishing, glass-like finish. The inlay material mixed in acrylic, when smoothened, acquires a floating effect which will pull in compliments and felicitations on numerous occasions by any onlooker.

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Our distinct range of tables features exotic woods with luxurious inlay-work by our master artisans that will be comprehensively adored by whoever lays their eyes on them. The premium inlay materials quintessentially are used.

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Copper Inlay

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Copper is often referred to be one of the oldest metals known to humans. Its remarkable therapeutic characteristics makes it an admired choice for various applications. The aberrant antimicrobial properties of copper allows it to be an apt material to be used as surfaces. Hence, its inclusion in the coffee table top or any other table top not only adorns the appearance amazingly but also enormously improves the hygiene in its vicinity.

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At Mexports we integrate the copper and wood together, our expert craftsmen use proven age old methods. A select solid piece of copper is hammered into the depressions flawlessly that gives this amalgamation not only a rustic appeal but uplifts the magnificence and glory of the whole ensemble. The deviously indented copper is then affixed to the wood with the help of nails which further adds an earthy aura. Later on, the adroit surface is smoothened using ancient techniques to complete the artwork. The result is a masterpiece, undoubtedly the spotlight bearer of the whole space that will take the overall class of the room to the next level and your grin unprecedentedly wide.

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Turquoise Inlay

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With the hue so royal, this gemstone is loved by cultures around the world for centuries. Despite its remarkably old and fascinating history, it was introduced to the western world only few hundred years back. In many cultures, this lush stone has been viewed as a sign of good luck and fortune. The stunning inlay work accomplished by our expert craftsmen seizes its elegance to ensure that its presence is evident. Ranging from a vivid blue to shades with whispered tones of bluish green spanning from light hues of robin egg to deep and dark, the gem can be found in a variety of colors and patterns. The statement look of the pure turquoise is in the homogeneity in shades of the crushed gem, where the duped and forged turquoise bears a faded or cloudy hue in the pestled stone. The stone is crushed as per the design’s demand, bearing a crushed dusted look for smooth appearance of the inlay. Whereas the pulverised stones may be the size of a nugget varying in shapes to give it a more textured effect. The crushed turquoise embedded in the natural or hand carved grooves and crevices of the wood are glued in either by using the superglue or resin. The bits of gem spanning the groove may have a similar color to bestow a touch of uniformity or it may be in the various shades of turquoise to give an eccentric character to the masterpiece. The rivers of crushed turquoise coursing through the beds of finest quality mesquite wood aids in elevating the appearance of article with its stunning elegance and artistic grandeur. The pieces of lavish turquoise entrapped in the transparent resin gives the table a plush appearance second to none.

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Red Coral Inlay

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Red Coral, also known as Precious Coral, is the name given to a classification of marine corals. Extracted from branches of coral reefs found together under water by the technique of drilling, these intensely coloured orangish red corals are skeletons extensively used for making fabulous jewellery and believed to harbour healing and medicinal properties were a priced possession of the people from early times. These staggering corals grow in benthic sea where light is insufficient. Its bright red hue has universally attracted the interests of various cultures for thousands of years. Harbouring a natural matte look the gem stone can be brought to a glassy shine and with its intense dark hue it does not fail to exude richness. Our innovative approach to use it as an inlay in wooden tables is marvellously executed. The magnificent red color goes so well with the select wood that you would admire its beauty for hours and hours. The brilliant and radiant glow of the coral red against the contrasting dark richness of the wooden top garnishes the ensemble with a look that murmurs a story centred with opulence and splendour. The warmth and cosiness whispered by the wood work is artistically juxtaposed with the vivid flamboyance and richness of the red coral. It will remarkably complement a variety of interior styles without a hiccup, garnishing the surroundings with an aesthetic flavor.

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Gold Citrine Inlay

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A premier stone, the Gold Citrine is a rare variety of crystalline Quartz broadly believed to be the bringer of happiness, fortune and joy in many cultures around the world. Often used for jewellery decoration purposes, Gold Citrine is also believed to exhibit many positive features when we talk about aiding and healing of the body. It’s observed that Citrine draws off stress and negativity from the body and lugs in brightness and success, fostering the power of sun. Embedded in the pages of history with its unique attributes it is famed under the names of “merchant’s stone” as well as “success stone”. A harbinger of fresh beginnings and new pursuits the Citrine manifests abundance and ushers the spirit of generosity promulgating the theme of sharing and administering prosperity. Investing this theme in the furniture, spanning from the coffee tables to console and dinner tables, besides sprucing the look of grandeur with its stunningly spectacular appearance it harbors along with itself bright energy and good fortune. The range of furniture are artistic and vibrantly glamorous, adding the flavor of ostentatiousness and vivaciousness, all along exuding versatility. The articles of décor are such that can be incorporated in a bevy of themes, fanning from chic modern to springy bohemian and classic vintage to muted contemporary.

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Hence, at Mexports we artistically infused this beautiful crystal with the lush wood to create a masterpiece that will fill the room with positive energy and uplift the mood of the masses in its proximity. With garnished uniqueness every article of furniture is inlaid with distinct enhancements varying from the different and precious stones which transforms every item into something more than just a furniture piece. The extraordinaire craftsmanship by our artisans is archly plausible that surely deserves an applause the least. The regal surface of this table is meticulously smoothened so well so that grain structure only will be an eye candy.

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