Vanilla Noir Oro

Supreme Commander Narcius had ruled the republic with an iron hand. At his command was one of the world’s most powerful arsenals capable of annihilating the world. Naturally, any coup planned by the young islanders was crushed mercilessly. Until, two femme fatales infiltrated the army. They brought out the big gun – The General Oro with its gleaming top, brass inlays and three arches. One look at this grandiose statement in brass and the Supreme Commander was transfixed. He exchanged his army for The General Oro and gave up his powers. The world welcomed a brand new democracy and to this day, The General Oro and the femme fatales feature in this young nation’s anthem.

  • NEW Ready-to-ship
    Citylights Oro

    Citylights Oro

  • NEW
    The General Oro Study Table

    The General Oro
    Study Table

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    Woman in Paris Oro Dressing Table

    Woman in Paris Oro
    Dressing Table

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    Bijou Oro Seat

    Bijou Oro

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    Paris Mirror Oro Table Mirror

    Paris Mirror Oro
    Table Mirror



Matteo Cibic designed the Vanilla Noir collection for Scarlet Splendour in 2014-15. The collection over the years comprises of over fifty beautiful pieces of furniture finished in resin inlay work painstakingly handcrafted in India. The forms of these pieces are delightfully unique – some are reminiscent of Art Deco style and some are playful with quirky shapes. But always soft edged and charming. The founders of Scarlet Splendour couldn't have enough of this chic Italian line develop by Cibic. So after much deliberation amongst them, it was decided that this collection should be produced in a more opulent and precious material — brass was the obvious choice.

Marquetry has long been a craft in India, be it of metal, semi-precious stones, bone, ivory or wood. Brass inlay work is a popular handicraft right from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south. This craft is used in the Vanilla Noir Oro collection as brass is meticulously crafted on wood to create strong graphic patterns. Paradoxically, the patterns remain subtle as well because there is no contrasting colour or material used in the inlay. The result has been an elegant, decadent collection, a fine contemporary take on a traditional craft.