Essajees has a rich history starting out in 1890 with its founder, and one of Inida's foremost antique dealers - Abdul Qadir Essajee. Responsible for bringing the world’s most prized tapestries to India. Essajees was a space for Maharajas to privately browse the finest items from all over the world, collected with utmost care.
Mohamedi Sham, who inherited his father’s keen eye, took the reins of the company in 1975. Essajees has worked out of its flagship Colaba store since 1983, now catering to modern-day aristocracy. Some of the design house's prestigious projects include the renovation of the Taj after 26/11 (especially the refurbishment of the Tata Suite for US President Obama’s visit), GVK House in Hyderabad, and Antilia in Mumbai, amongst many others.