FROM LIGHTS TO TEXTILES

AM­RITA NAMBIAR, 31, FOUNDER AND DE­SIGNER, OLIE, BAN­GA­LORE

India Today - - COVER STORY - www.olie.co.in By Prachi Sibal

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

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