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Age of Flintstone: 19 cave-inspired decor and furniture pieces to make you cave in!

Come home to a cavernous retreat in earthy hues and tactile finishes.

With ELLE DECOR India’s thoughtful selections of sculptures, furniture and decor pieces, you won’t have to dig deep for groundbreaking designs you would cave in for.

TREND AND STYLE DIRECTION BY YASHIKA PUNJABEE 

PRODUCED BY JUHI AGARWAL

JUN 6, 2024 | By Megha Sapre
ATUXUÁ CABINET

1. ATUXUÁ CABINET

æquō GALLERY, PRICE ON REQUEST

The sabai grass-made cabinet transports you to northeast India’s bamboo cottages and huts. æquō Gallery in collaboration with Estudio Campana crafted the Atuxuá cabinet as a tribute to Indian and Brazilian craftsmanship and spiritual rituals of the countries’ use of sabai grass. The meticulously handmade, crafted-to-perfection cabinet is a statement piece worthy of caving for.

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GRINZA ARMCHAIR

2. GRINZA ARMCHAIR

EDRA, PRICE ON REQUEST

Grinza Armchair by Fernando and Humberto Campana is a must-have if you are looking for furniture resonating with natural rock formations and roots of gigantic trees that check the box for cave aesthetics. The texture is the highlight, with ecological fur bringing the raw primitive outdoors and animal instincts to the design. The casual cover finish of the armchair deliberately flows inspired by nature.

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TOTEM I MATTE BRASS SCULPTURE

3. TOTEM I MATTE BRASS SCULPTURE

SCARLET SPLENDOUR, PRICE ON REQUEST

Like a souvenir from the Stone Age, this pure, natural brass sculpture by Scarlet Splendour is a conversation starter. From the brand’s unrealism collection, the asymmetrical rocks placed one on top of another showcase structural foundations in ancient days and are noteworthy inclusions if you adore historic artwork rooted in human history.

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MARBLE AND BRONZE DOOR STOPPER

4. MARBLE AND BRONZE DOOR STOPPER

LIAIGRE, PRICE ON REQUEST

A door stopper made out of marble and bronze accentuating entryways? A design idea the primitive human could have never imagined. Part of the Upcrafted collection by Liaigre, emerged from the idea that small fragments could shine through with thoughtful designs. With French workshops crafting these fine pieces, 50% of sales profits are donated to a charity supporting French leatherworking crafts.

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PLOUM SETTE

5. PLOUM SETTE

LIGNE ROSET, PRICE ON REQUEST

If only the cavemen had these simple luxuries of life like the very comfy sofa sette by Ligne Roset. Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the cover adorns serious quilting and design dynamics empower conversations, closely knitting guests that take on the couch. Fabric and foam grounded in comfort were the driving factors behind the curation of Ploum. The openly spaced, non-defined sofa seating is perfect for gathering everyone around your home’s Cavey aesthetic!

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TERRA BOOKSHELF

6. TERRA BOOKSHELF

OBJECTRY, ₹ 47,600

Straight out of Flintstone, the curvy-edged, engineered wood and micro concrete bookshelf by Objectry is a simple design intricately carved and engineered. Rooted in purpose the piece focuses on functionality while still being aesthetically pleasing. The bookshelf can also perfectly adorn your fossil and bone collection, cavemen!

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BIG FEET STONE TABLE

7. BIG FEET STONE TABLE

WITHIN, PRICE ON REQUEST

Made from semi-precious stones the Big Feet stone table has a primally rooted aura. One can imagine the ancestors using simple functional designs like these and opting for the ease of access when it came to daily life designs. The Big Feet table is a minimally rooted in-nature design addition for your den.

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SOLITUDE MARBLE FLOOR LAMP

8. SOLITUDE MARBLE FLOOR LAMP

DBEL STUDIO, ₹ 57,702

Who needs fire to illuminate caves when one has DBEL Studio’s Solitude Marble floor lamp? Part of the studio’s Rahnumma collection, the design evolves from the idea of solitude rooted in finding balance and calm. Made out of Marble and fibre-reinforced plastic, the 7 asymmetrical white rocks balance the vase-like structure holding the light source delicately —  much like life imperfect yet balanced.

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NUDO INTERLOCKING CHAIR

9. NUDO INTERLOCKING CHAIR

KELLY WEARSTLER STUDIO, PRICE ON REQUEST

A masterpiece carved out of Rainbow Onyx marble, Nudo interlocking chair by Kelly Wearstler studio in collaboration with ARCA is a work of art. Carved and finished to resonate with a loop created while weaving, the interlocking design and stone finish teleports your haven to the Stone Age. Who could have thought sofa designs with stone finishing could ooze such comfort? The rainbow onyx sofa strikes a balance between design and technology.

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SILENT ECHOES RUG

10. SILENT ECHOES RUG

JAIPUR RUGS, ₹ 2,10,560

Be it primal instincts or emotions, homes rooted in cave/den aesthetics must reflect such important stories. Silent Echoes by Jaipur Rugs is a collection of hand-knotted rugs created using Wool, Silk and Tencel with each material and knot narrating a story evolving from human conscience. Primal emotions like guilt, shame, and humour, were at the heart of designing the collection. The rug accentuates a space with many textures and patterns, a solid metaphor for human evolution.

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STONEHENGE CONSOLE

11. STONEHENGE CONSOLE

ATELIER BOBBY AGGARWAL, PRICE ON REQUEST

Bring the iconic Stonehenge landscape home, with this hand-stained leather console by Atelier Bobby Aggarwal. The design adorns strokes on black leather inspired by and reflecting tribal ritual-imbibed art and carvings in the primitive eras. Leather is a unique addition to a console but the hand-stitched detail replicates harsh and rough carved stone and is difficult to achieve.

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MYSTIC TABLE I

12. MYSTIC TABLE I

SCARLET SPLENDOUR, PRICE ON REQUEST

Reminding of the eerily beautiful rock formations within caves, the mystic Table I from Scarlet Splendour’s unrealism collection is a true collector’s edition luxury furniture. Crafted out of natural pure brass with gradients and textures adding drama to the piece, the table seems as though it were forged out of fire. A truly groundbreaking design indeed.

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LITHIC MOSAICO PESTA SHELVING UNIT

13. LITHIC MOSAICO PESTA SHELVING UNIT

WRIVER, PRICE ON REQUEST

Inspired by natural rock formations and geological wonders, this unit by Wriver takes the most from its name. The unit looks like a monolithic rock formation that survived years of natural corrosion to come to this beautifully functional piece. Made from Mosaico pesta and ceramic the unit has remarkable stone-like textural finishing.

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SEGOVIA CONSOLE

14. SEGOVIA CONSOLE

NITUSH - AROOSH, PRICE ON REQUEST

Inspired by the Spanish city of Segovia in its medieval decades, the console is a tribute to the region’s natural beauty rooted in its mountains and rivers. With wood reflecting sturdy yet asymmetrical hilly terrains and glass representing the aqueducts, the stainless steel binds the elements together in functionality. 

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BROKEN MIRROR

15. BROKEN MIRROR

GUFRAM, PRICE ON REQUEST

Designed by Snarkitecture for Gufram in collaboration with Gallery All, the Broken Mirror series is an installation that will rock your world. The Polyurethane frame creates textures like cave rock with a crack opening to the outer world but in reality, reflects the interiors. The duality of design adds a raw element to the space. Designers at Gufram view the series as a metaphysical door — a portal to the inner and outer worlds.

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