WOVEN AC­CENTS

Loom, Ban­ga­lore’s new ad­dress in the world of fur­nish­ings, is a store­house of some of the best and hippest home ac­ces­sories, finds

India Today - - HOME RETAIL - AYE­SHA ALEEM

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

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