IKAT WITH A TWIST
VICKAS PASSARY, 46, AND VINITA PASSARY, 41, CO-FOUNDERS, TRANSLATE, HYDERABAD
Vinita Passary along with husband Vickas launched Translate in 2010 to bringing together striking ikat weaves with a modern sensibility. Their recent interior collections include a classic colour scheme of grey and white featuring nature-inspired motifs like leaves and flower buds apart from traditional temple zigzags. Another range with bold blues and black accents with geometric patterns has a more abstract feel to it.
WOVEN MAGIC Everything at Translate revolves around ikat with reinterpretations of the classic weave into furnishings and clothes. “We launched the home range three years ago with bed linen and introduced table linen this year,” says Vinita, adding that their ikat napkins and runners are popular gifting options.
RETAIL THERAPY Translate houses a range of vibrant bed and table linen apart from pretty cushion covers.
PRICE `1,250 to `5,500
DESIGNER DUO Vickas (left) and Vinita Passary (right) the brains behind Translate Photograph By KRISHNENDU HALDER