Who we are

Sisters Rajeeta and Rolly Gupta founded the House of Raro twenty years ago having
studied interior design and couture fashion respectively. Taking inspiration from
luminaries such as Carl Fabergé, Louis-François Cartier and Joel Arthur Rosenthal, the
two sisters were determined to create legacy furniture pieces without compromising
quality, creativity or the time needed to produce each piece.

Everything produced is driven by their passion for exemplary craftsmanship, precious materials, exquisite detailing and luxurious finishes, combined with a desire to put India on the map for limited-edition, collectable furniture. To this end, they travelled the globe looking for the finest materials available including farmed python and alligator skins from the Americas, bison horn and ebony from Africa, jade from the Panjshir mines of Afghanistan, rock crystal from Brazil, couture textiles from Paris and sustainable coral from Sardinia. Their creative palette also features materials for which India is rightly famous, including tropical hardwoods, silver, gold and both precious and semi-precious stones.

Rajeeta and Rolly take inspiration from around the world, including Japan, South
America, Europe and Africa, producing pieces that are classic with an undercurrent of
exoticism and bravado. This is a new aesthetic in the arena of international, collectible
design, with every edition made to outstanding standards of craftsmanship.

The Atelier

Two years ago, Rajeeta and Rolly decided to take their brand to London, launching Raro London from an elegant salon in St James’s (by appointment only). The choice of St James’s was a conscious decision to align the atelier with the world famous art galleries and historic auction houses of the area. The Raro London collection is displayed in a handsome neo-Palladian building, the former residence of Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace and daughter of Lord Byron, against a backdrop of grand architectural features and ornate plasterwork. Here, Raro’s discerning and international clients can see the collections under one roof, within a setting that is both unique and appropriate.