An old metal trunk rusted in parts. Put together in a local shop in some distant recesses of this land. Not with finesse but with purpose. Strong. So it can get the job done. To transport someone’s worldly goods across the country as he guards this great nations borders. That is the history this trunk carries. […]
These two chairs are a pair that were passed down from some distant relative at some time or the other. One of those temporary furniture options for a temporary house kind of thing. Except the chairs just stayed on. They were truly old world with a Sunmica back rest and woven plastic netting – in […]
Suzani is everywhere. The ‘it’ graphic and pattern for the season it would seem. I had the same idea six months ago when these 30 year old chairs were given a new lease of life. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am late in telling you all of these chairs. In fact there […]
These blue curtains hold a lot of memories for our family. My parents met and married in 1970 and this was the first set of curtains they bought back then for their new home. The fabric is a beautiful silk weave in an absolutely gorgeous blue/teal color. I understand that these cost a princely sum […]
I am delighted to share with you all that my line of up-cycled and painted furniture will now be available at The Purple Turtle store here in Indira Nagar, Bangalore, India. So why am I reworking old pieces – ‘My work is about connections. And the idea of using something already existing and infusing it […]
I am thrilled to be part of the Good Homes Anniversary Issue 2014 and in no less than their coveted wishlist! Here is a feature on my Suzani inspired pieces – The Big Box, The Suzani Curvy chairs and the two Suzani High chairs. Thank you Meenakshi Shankar for a great piece.
My work is about building on memories, not losing them. And this wooden trunk is loaded with memories. It belonged to my brother who was a pilot in the Indian Air Force. He has recently retired. My father too is an ex-Indian Air Force pilot. My grandfather is ex-army. My brother’s father-in-law too was in […]