As we already know that how much of an ardent furniture lover he already is. When we went to the main room of his house in Karachi, we saw a very special and a very unique kind of a sofa lying there in the room. First we thought that it was some of his new project but then we realized that it was some ancient sofa that he had brought from somewhere. We got surprised and wanted to know more about the beautiful sofa that he had. So when he came down the stairs we asked him to tell us more about.
He said that the origin of this sofa is in the midst and haze of Cairo, and this sofa was used by none other than the best of the best rulers that came. Though the sofa had the age of 200 years attached to it over which we couldn’t help ourselves get astonished to. But the more astonishing fact was that this sofa was only discovered 200 years back when its actual age is well over 2000 years. It was used by the Pharaohs in their kingdom and at their time.
How it maintained such good state:
When asked about the fact that how did that sofa maintained such a good state, he said that he was embalmed by the Kings of that era, that era which consisted of rulers which were so bank upon keeping things safe with them. The embark on this magnificent journey couldn’t help the best of the best. It was put in the chemicals later on it was resettled it so that it could be bought by the people who loved it. So that’s how it remained in such a solid and best state of the art.
The price tag:
When asked SaqibSoomro about the price tag associated with it, he smiled and laughed and said these things are priceless, but when we said that we want to know and insisted so he told us that he bought it at the price tag of one hundred thousand million dollars. And he said that he would have paid even a higher price than that because of the value and heritage attached to the sofa.
He told us that since this sofa was of so much in value and was so much close to his heart, he had to make special measures to get the sofa to himself in Pakistan. He told us that he hired a cruise ship to bring it to Pakistan. Booked the cruise ship all by himself just to that it reaches its final destination at the end.
The preservation of this sofa is no easy job, he said that he puts in fifty thousand rupees a month just to preserve this sofa. When inquired SaqibSoomro that does anybody sit on it still so he invited us to sit on it and it see it yourself and we couldn’t help out self-get impressed by its strength
Saqib Ahmed Soomro as we all know is an ardent furniture and travel lover. He has been to several countries and has seen many types of different furniture. He has an ample amount of interest in the antique furniture from all over the world. He often recommends to the people of how to buy and what to buy and where to buy when it comes to the antique furniture. After years of wandering around the world looking and getting himself the antique furniture of all around the world one day he finally decided that he would want to start creating his own way out of his own thinking the new antique type of collection of furniture that he would make. The best part about making a furniture that accordingly customized the needs for the individual is drastically magnifying the reticulum of the nucleus of the world.
Mr. Saqib Khan Soomro says, that at first the idea when it hit him that he would want start his own furniture collection, many people came to him and said that it would cost him a lot and would not work in the market because the furniture will be new and not antique but the main thing about the furniture that people wouldforesee is that fact that the furniture is made as antique. It isn’t really antique. But he says that it wouldn’t stop him from making furniture because of the fact that he loves making it and the best thing about making furniture is that it soothes his soul and mind. He always says that normal people can comprehend what he feels about the furniture being made. When it makes it, it won’t have the same effect as it has in any businessman’s mind that he will earn money out of it, but to him it’s more of a thing that he loves. He also ways that his furniture that will be antique like will be more of a collector’s item for the people who would want it to be.
MrSaqibsoomro has already started working upon the things that he would present to it the world. In order that everything to go smoothly he has also set up factories in the remote areas of Pakistan, the reason being he says that he would want the local people to get the employment and make money out of it. For that he has also plans to import raw material from Greece, China & Morocco. As the world knows that the best material comes from the all three countries that have been named here. The most part of the manufacturing process will comprises of people who would take part in labor, according to him it will increase the employment levels of the people working and also will work for the betterment of their future. For furniture building expertise he also conducts workshops of the potential workers on how to make antique furniture from a new raw material and cutting of new type of woods.
Pots and vases are one of his favorite things. We saw them located all over his home. When asked upon that how it goes about the vases and pots of so many kinds and where from he bought all the beautiful pots he narrated the story saying these are all antique. He said that the best pots in the world could be found in Rome. He further told us that how can you find antique pots in Rome.
Through Trevin Agents:
Trevin agents are found all over the Rome. They are the people who are in charge of getting you to the vendors who sell stuff like antique items say like jewelry, pots, rings and more things that are considered by many as antique items. What you have to do it find the right Trevin agent for you, there are many scams going on, everybody is trying to sell you stuff that isn’t worth a dime but they make it look expensive and then they sell you the low quality stuff. So always stay vigilant of what you get and which kind of agent you are talking to and he is getting your stuff.
Through Botanical museums:
Another way to getting yourself the antique pots are the botanical museums found there. In those museums they ask you about your background, which social class you belong to, what kind of a taste in antiques you have, which are the mainly focused areas of the things that you like but you have to come over all these things for the fact of the matter which choses you to be the one as the best person who could take care of the stuff SaqibSoomro said about. So the main thing that remains to be seen is the matter which could have been taken into the hands but couldn’t do so because of the manifestation of the best. The marksmanship remains to be the best render quality of the pots that are bought from here which are in turn kind of an investment for lifetime.
The main thing which comes after finding a vendor is that once you are done with finding the right vendor the next step is to get yourself the pot screening. Now as you can see that even at times the vendors are made fooled by the people they bought the pots from, because it’s a very tricky game, everybody is a vulture there, what they do is that they trick the best vendors even and they fail to realize that they are selling the pot which is not genuine SaqibSoomro said. Even the best looking pots are not worth a single penny now it is your job to screen them that can be done by taking them to the ancient historians who will tell you that either these pots are real, genuine, or entirely fake. So make sure you do your homework before going to Rome to buy yourself the ancient pots.