LALIT KALA AKADEMI
Your favourite artist can now find a place on your dining table, couch, drawing room or even your clothes. Three years ago Le Corbusier Centre and the Lalit Kala Akademi ( LKA) came out with this interesting idea to attract art lovers. A set of mugs and t- shirts with art critic Ashok Vajpeyi's poems printed on them was LKA's first creation. Later on, works of other renowned artists' such as Jatin Das, Paramjit Singh, Krishen Khanna, Shakti Burman, Ranbir Kaleka, Vivan Sundaram, and Anjolie Ela Menon were incorporated on items of daily use. Says Diwan Manna, the chairperson of Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh, " The idea is not new, it's there all over the West, but in India nobody was doing it. So I thought we should start it here." When you pay the store a visit, check out the painting on a mug by Krishen Khanna. Monalisa cushion covers, beer mugs printed with Corbusier's paintings, and a mug with an Amrita Shergill painting— all quite attractive.
WHERE Le Corbusier Centre, Sec 10C, Chandigarh COST Rs 500 to Rs 750 ( Beer Mugs); 750 to Rs 7,000 ( Paintings); Rs 1,000 ( Cushion Covers) TEL 01722740261
USP The artistic décor is with impressions of it on various products available at the store