Ritu Kumar introduces debut Home Collection with a signature style, full of floral and traditional motifs
August 9, 2019: Indian designer Ritu Kumar has expanded her passion for Indian textiles and designs by introducing Ritu Kumar Home, a contemporary take on traditional Indian fabrics, architecture and motifs. Featuring a wide range of bed linen, wallpapers, table ware and home décor, the collection comprises a versatile and modern selection of pieces.
Seen through a vintage lens, Ritu Kumar Home evokes nostalgia of long summer days, decadent winter nights, the leisurely strolls around the street avenues of Calcutta which would often lead one to the imposing Victoria Memorial. It reminds one of the pitter patter of monsoon days and mornings in quiet nooks.
Researched and recreated from museum quality Indian textiles, the Ritu Kumar Home collection takes inspiration from the Jamaavar shawls of Kashmir, the city of Nawabs and the jaalis of the havelis of Lucknow, the exquisite crafts of Masulipatnam and the vegetable printed Kalamkaris – a craft that can never grow old with its stylized plant and animal motifs. The repertoire from Sanganer and Bagru School of Rajasthan has been heavily researched and recreated as well.
Ritu Kumar Home creates ethereal pieces in many tones of cracked white, porcelain, marigold yellows, dusty rose and mehendi to meenakari jewel tones. The colors are rustic, organic and are inspired from vegetable dyed bases.
The collection is available at select Ritu Kumar stores and online at www.ritukumar.com.