ART OF CRAFT
SARITA GOSWAMY, 61, DIMPLE AHUJA, 45 AND AMIT AHUJA, 35, CO-FOUNDERS, STUDIO MALABAR, MUMBAI
Studio Malabar, launched in 2017, pays tribute to the iconic lifestyle store Malabar Boutique, which ran in the Taj Mahal Hotel from the 1950s to 2012, stocking custom-made furnishings and furniture handpicked by the owner Laura Hamilton. Sarita Goswamy and Dimple Ahuja worked with Hamilton for over two decades and for their new venture they teamed up with Dimple’s brother Amit Ahuja.
ODE TO HAMILTON Every piece of furnishing, says Dimple, “keeps alive my inspiration, Laura Hamilton”, who was known for her love for classic Indian colours and design, attention to detail and warm hospitality.
CRAFTED TO PERFECTION They retail cushion covers, runners and napkins embroidered with chikankari, zardozi, zari and beads. The latest collection includes cotton handkerchiefs, napkins and hand towels with Lucknowi chikankari and a range of cushion covers in jamewar silk and velvet.
PRICE `3,000 to `8,000
THREE’S COMPANY Dimple Ahuja (left), Amit Ahuja (middle) and Sarita Goswamy (right) founded Studio Malabar Photograph By DANESH JASSAWALA