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    Bohemian and unconventional best describe The Purple Turtles’ new furniture line

    Venturing into furniture was a natural progression for Purple Turtles, a store in Indiranagar famous for lighting solutions.

    Dealing mainly with distressed, industrial and quirky pieces, the products, according to Raadeesh R Shetty, a former advertising and media professional, are conversation starters and we couldn’t agree more. “We don’t do regular, straightforward furniture,” he informs us. Carefully hand-picked and sourced from different parts of the country by an in-house team, each product is given a unique finish. “Our designers play with metal, wood, stone, distressed colours and interesting design elements, which is what makes each piece a one-off,” Shetty explains, adding, “we also customise furniture according to the needs of our customers.”

    Colour me bright
    Though there was something to fall in love with in almost every article, our attention was arrested by the distressed white chair with attractive bright pink floral upholstery — perfect for your patio or to brighten up a room. But if you’re looking for something comfy to curl up in with a book and a hot cup of tea, their vintage-looking wing chairs with large tropical prints will surely do the trick.
    To add a bit of quirkiness to your living room, go for the milk can stool. A metal seat attached to the top of a milk can, this is a throwback to the days when every household got farm fresh milk delivered every morning to their doorstep.

    Functional decor
    We also liked the crank table, magazine rack and a room partitioner. The round crank table, with a cast iron bottom and Sheesham top, can be adjusted according to the height of your choice, making it easy to go from dining to bar in seconds. The magazine rack with a metal body, resembling a smaller version of a ship container, in a bright sky blue will effortlessly add a pop of colour to any room.

    An old door, salvaged and given their signature distressed treatment has been converted into a room divider, but the modifications somehow have not affected the old world charm that the door lends. Aimed mainly at the younger generation in the age range of 25 to 35, the larger, heavier cast iron pieces, metal cabinets and console tables will also appeal to a more mature clientele with spacious homes.
    Rs2,000 upwards.

    At Indiranagar.
    Details: 9741888668

    —Rashmi Rajagopal

     

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