FROM LIGHTS TO TEXTILES
AMRITA NAMBIAR, 31, FOUNDER AND DESIGNER, OLIE, BANGALORE
Amrita Nambiar started Olie (Tamil for light) in 2014. A trained illustrative designer with a degree in graphic design, she launched the brand with lamps, table runners and home linen.
FANCY FABRICS She uses cottons and raw silk, screen printed by hand, where each piece tells a story. “Last year’s collection was inspired by the romance of train travel, and so the prints spanned from railway tracks to chai garam motifs,” she says. Nambiar has recently introduced furnishings in solid colours to let customers mix and match them with the illustrated prints.
MIXED BAG She retails cushion covers, bed, table and kitchen linen, lights and candles.
PRICE `450 to `6,000
IN GRAPHIC DETAIL Amrita Nambiar uses graphics to create stories in textiles