I am a regular customer at jugs. my favourite shop in hove.
They have gifts from all around the world
Every time i go there the stock seems to be different
GREAT PLACE well worth a visit
Jugs is an ambitious name for a shop in Brighton and after sprinting across the road and nearly getting run over thinking I'd be able to buy some interesting DVDs, I realised it is in fact a furniture shop. (Just Interesting Gifts)
If you want to turn your living room into something straight out of Slumdog Millionaire then this is the place for you. Beautiful carvings, pottery and lamps etc that would really set a place off.
All the products are imported from sources abroad so definately haven't been knocked up in some hippies garage so if you want something authentic and original, this is the place for you.
Jugs Furniture is an independent shop that imports furniture and accessories directly from workshops and factories in India, Kenya, Africa and Thailand. The furniture is made from reclaimed teak and includes beds, drawers, coffee tables, wardrobes, bookshelves and trunks. New stock arrives regularly and there's often unique or hand painted pieces. There's also mood lights, sculptures, photo frames, mirrors, bedspreads, wall hangings, masks, lanterns, figurines and wood & soapstone carvings.
I applaud the company's ethics and ethos but have to admit, the style and aesthethic of the shop isn't to my taste.
If this was a Carry On film, I would have made some sort lewd innuendo referring to the shop name, but I am above that (cough, cough!)
Alas, on with the review... Jugs Furniture is somewhat remarkably a furniture store in central Hove. With a range of Indian, African and Indonesian influenced products, you'll find lots of twisty wooden statuettes and figurines, as well as some rather handsome and robust furniture. If you want a bit of an "ethnic" feel to your home then check this place out.
Innuendo aside, I'm devilishly curious as to the origin of the name!
Nb. The name stands for Just Unusual Gifts! BORING!
I love the little carvings in this shop. Not because I would want them in my own home though, but because they make a great tongue in cheek offering as a housewarming present or token gift. Is that wrong?
From a monkey face carved into a tree stump to an elephant wine bottle holder, you're certainly not going to be trumped by your average Habitat gift bearer now are you?
This shop imports goods and furniture from various places around the world, Indonesia, Africa, India. They do quite a lot of Idonesian wooden furniture, which isn't exactly cheap (£300 or so for a wardrobe), but given how nice some of it is, and how much it costs to import large items yourself, the prices aren't so bad. Some of the best value items I saw were some embroidered Indian wall hangings going for £16-£20. The ground floor is mostly the gifts section, furniture is upstairs. Whether or not this place will appeal to you ultimately comes down to whether you like that kind of Oriental/ethnic aesthetic I suppose, but the shop is fairly large and well stocked, so chances are you might find something you like.
I love this store , I have purchased
Amazing stuff in here , a must visit. I dare you to not buy anything in there. Quality items . Complete opposite concept to ikea things in here are built to last.
We specialise in Indian Furniture and Gifts which we import directing from Northern India.
This includes all furniture for the living room, dining room and bedroom.
Many products are newly made using Indian Sheesham wood but we also carry a huge selection of one-off old Indian pieces, items made from Recycled Woods and many beautifully hand painted cupboards/trunks etc.
We also stock a large range of accessories and gifts.
These include boxes, photo frames, candles, incense, ornaments, lanterns and much much more.
Many of these items also come from India but we also have items from Africa, Indonesia and Thailand.
Established in 1980.
We are a family run business.
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