Taking my obession with soft furnishings and all things kitchen a step further, I recently discovered TUNI, Textiles yoUaNdI.
It’s a sustainable home fashion brand by Mrinmayee Kundalia, a textile designer who honed her craft at the London School of Fashion, and specialised in ‘Crafting Luxury and Lifestyle Businesses’ at IIM Ahmedabad.
Finding expression for her design philosphy through the use of handcrafted and sustainable textiles and weaves, Mrinmayee’s designs are truly global in their ‘less is more’ concept.
Love the minimalist design, bright colours and emphasis on the quality of weaves and fabrics. TUNI has quite a varied range – right from living accents, kitchen wear, bedroom furnishings and linen (including a kids range) and even a travel range collection of towels and neck pillows.
Here’s what I got – a set of white kitchen towels in the softest cotton with a beautiful lime green trimming. The prestine white won’t last long in a typical Indian kitchen, given our obession with spice and their (spurious?) colours. Not exactly utilitarian, but it’s a great accent to brighten your kitchen.
Then there’s a stunning royal purple table runner in khadi and cotton with matching napkins. The super soft cotton reminded me of the mulmul I used to swaddle my babies in. Love, love, love the texture and feather light feel of these napkins.
Ok, here’s an honest confession. I’m quite averse to wearing kitchen aprons. Their thick unweildy fabric seems like more of an impediment in the whole cooking process. Changed my mind though after trying on TUNI’s khadi apron. Firstly, it looks oh-so-chic (yup, vanity wins big time) and stays put perfectly. It’s something you’d want to keep on even when your hosting a party and guests arrive.
It’s great to see this relatively new Hyderabad-grown brand making such a conscientious effort in bringing sustainable design right into our homes and so fashionably.
Check out TUNI’s complete range at www.tuniinteriors.com