1) Introduce your collections:
We started with The ARTISAN Collection - accumulating from the sea of talent that Bengal has.
Artists, master carpenters, craftsmen joined hands to render our collection with motifs, colours, strength and character. Little chairs and tables for our toddlers were born in the "Little collection".
The design grew with the needs of growing children and our animal collection adapted for the little adults who needed padded seats and armrests to supplement their longer attention spans.
Beds with FUN elements got us excited as we imagined the little red riding hoods opening doors to climb onto our "Enchanted Garden" bed! This collection allowed us to stretch our imagination into the minds of little learners who we imagined would enjoy the company of the elements of nature woven into their spaces.
2) Talk us through your latest product/s?:
We have recently launched “FUNiture Accessories”: a new range of smaller ticket products - little elements which brighten up any space. Beautifully cut and polished mirrors in attractive outlines like those of flowers, stars, fish and butterflies are part of the “Reflect me” collection.
For the London Design Festival, we will be launching our “Draw Me Collection” where we have worked with an Indian children’s book illustrator to create beautiful illustrations on rugs, floor cushions and the like. Intricately illustrated with minute details and digitally transferred to create multiples, each product reaches out to the little users, the easy illustrations connecting with the creative minds.
3) What goals would you like to achieve for your company in the future?
We are a small team of passionate dreamers and super skilled workers. Our strength lies in the beautiful traditional craft forms and craftsmen that our country has to offer.
We believe that our attempt to marry this traditional skillset with the modern day materials makes our product suitable for users worldwide. We would like to expand to areas where these crafts are appreciated and the global child benefits from this venture. In the future, we see ourselves reaching out globally to a design sensitive audience and working with myriad other craft forms globally to continue to create new designs and products.