I was in Chennai during my India trip this summer. I was meeting two very talented artists at Chamiers.
Chamiers is a store which has the old-world charm of Chennai, while housing contemporary brands within it's beautifully designed walls.
Anokhi with an interesting stone sculpture welcoming you.
The stairs lead you to the upper level that has a Gift Store and a Cafe.
The walls have line drawn illustrations of bicycles, birdcages, books, mannequins and sewing machines which seem to mirror the many vintage displays.
Illustrations of books.
Anokhi through the stairs.
We entered the Chamiers Cafe which quickly lured me with it's colour palette and old world charm.
Neatly tied cream curtains standing out against the Mango tree in the backyard.
More sparking lamps and illustrated birdcages.
Chamiers is the brainchild of Kiran Rao and Mathangi Srinivasamurti. It is located on Chamiers Road.
It also houses Amethyst Room, a space for many designers to showcase their work, many pop-up events and trunk shows are held here.
Overall a place to indulge in some retail therapy, surround yourself in block print designs and catch up with friends over a cup of tea while looking out at the mango trees.
Hope you liked the little tour through my lens.
…and stay tuned for the posts on the two talented artist I met here:-)
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