enduringly Indian furnishing

 

champa collection

Designers: Sheila Nambiar and Shruti Phagre-Mahajan @ Eucalyptus

I am so tempted to put the title of this post in Hindi – borrowing from an old Hindi song:

Champa – Chameli muskaye {meaning: Champa and Chameli (both are flowering plants) are smiling.} I am not doing that. But let me warn you I am emotional at the moment!

These home-furnishing products are designed by two very talented young designers (NID ians + MS University @ Vadodara-ites) Sheila Nambiar and Shruti Phagre-Mahajan.

Brand new in the market they do not fail to entice you with a very thoughtful and ‘full of memories’ collection.

A lot of India – things Indian, memories of bygone era, Indian native plants have got expressed in their collections! Indian tradition is at rework here.

Though very Indian in theme and colours yet collections has absolutely minimalist and contemporary feel.

chaupad collection

Each and every collection transports me to a different land and era.

Chaupad – lets play- anybody game!

The ancient dice game of India inspires this rich blue Mangalgiri runner embroidered with Kantha.

If you know how to, you can actually play chaupad on it with cowries and gotis.

 

pipal collection

Pipal – ….. a little bit of choking here! I have played around a peepal tree, had enjoyed swings on it and even tried very scientifically to collect the natural peepal gum!

Considered sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists it’s a native tree of India.

 

eucalyptus flagship collection

 

pipal                    chaupad weave              jharokha

jharokha collection

Jharokha – By design, arch-windows are beautiful. I love them. See my post here.

surahi collection

Surahi–  I wrote a little bit about surahi in a different context here.

  

surahi                     sheesham                  champa

Champa– I feel that pungently enticing fragrance, already! Champa is also called temple tree and pagoda tree. The tree is emblem of mortality because even after cutting it grows back remarkably.

 

sher collection

Sher– Enduring and playful collection! Folklore starts. There was a lion. The king …..

The story starts now…  see the collections here

 

 

3 thoughts on “enduringly Indian furnishing”

  1. kudos to sheela & shruti !!!! very thoughtfully designed .send in ur flagship store address & contact detail

  2. Hi Roma,
    Have been reading all your wonderful posts.
    Forwarded this entry to a few friends and relatives : some here in the States and some back home in India.

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