Nilofer Rustomji is the co-founder of Colonial Collections – a bespoke furniture company based in Mumbai, India. This journey began when Nilofer and her partner discovered an appreciation for colonial style furniture and started seriously collecting and restoring antique furniture. Gradually, the collection grew and Nilofer began operating ‘Colonial Collections’ from her Bombay garage, trading and restoring vintage objects and antiques. The business grew through word of mouth and each consignment always sold out! Nilofer spent her days finding inspiration from collectors’ items, reviewing materials and engaging with aesthetic ideas that helped her build an extensive expertise in furniture. This gradually led Nilofer and her partner down the path of keeping antiques as a personal passion and pursuing a larger business of custom designing and manufacturing furniture. 31 years later, under the dedicated leadership of Nilofer, Colonial Collections has transformed into one of India’s most established and well-respected furniture companies. Their impressive portfolio of projects comprises Soho House, Hakkasan, TCS, K Raheja, Axis Bank, Reliance to name just a few. Apart from Colonial Collections, Nilofer is most passionate about her two children, their dog Muttin and Latin Ballroom dancing!