Loom, Bangalore’s new address in the world of furnishings, is a storehouse of some of the best and hippest home accessories, finds
At a time when we all are spoilt for choice, but sometimes just plain confused with the innumerable options, Loom keeps it real and natural with its limited yet beautiful collection of woven fabrics in 100 per cent cotton. The 1,000 plus sq ft single level store situated on Lavelle Road in Bangalore offers urban homemakers an alternative to traditional Indian weaves and patterns in a number of colours and style, distinctly international and contemporary in nature.
Started by interior designer Lathika Nambiar, daughter of the founder of Shabari International, a Kerala-based manufacturer and exporter of fine Indian fabrics to international clients, the flagship store has given a face to Nambiar’s role in the family business. It showcases some of the merchandise as well as specifically crafted products such as the limited edition black and white collection of soft furnishings meant for the global market.
The neatly laid out store has the feel of a loft apartment set in the country due to its unpolished wooden shelves and an exposed brick wall. An open floor plan divided into six different sections helps in the display of the products based on their uses like linen for the bedroom and accessories for the bath. The kitchen section towards the rear is particularly cosy thanks to a rough wooden chimney. Goods here include