ART OF CRAFT

SARITA GOSWAMY, 61, DIMPLE AHUJA, 45 AND AMIT AHUJA, 35, CO-FOUNDERS, STU­DIO MALABAR, MUMBAI

India Today - - COVER STORY - www.face­book.com/Stu­dioMal­abar By Aditi Pai

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

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