When Somasundaram Padmanabhan, 39, and his wife moved into their new home, they decided to do it up slowly, by picking every piece carefully. “We were looking for a centre table but found one that was a few inches longer.
The store refused to cut it down to our measurements so we ended up creating our own,” says Padmanabhan.
The creativity bug had bitten the then computer engineer who started taking an avid interest in DIY and carpentry projects. He was particularly in love with lampshades and eventually quit his job in 2015 to make and sell his products under the brand Woodooz. The product range at the store includes cushion covers and curtains too. “All our products are made locally and handcrafted,” says Padmanabhan.
This June, Woodooz has opened its own showroom in Thoraipakkam, where the duo plans to showcase new innovative designs such as bookshelf lampshades to keep your reading corner lit up, floor and desk lamps and other decor items that will cater to the city’s IT corridor.
At 3/371, 1st Floor, Metukuppam, Thoraipakkam, Old Mahabalipuram Road
Tel 98840 70470 Website woodooz.com Price Rs 250 onwards for cushion covers and Rs 650 onwards for lamps