A trip to the Maker’s Market

February 6, 2016 by in category Blog with 2 and 1

As a specialty interior design firm Aegam is always on a constant lookout for unique and interesting artifacts to use our design. Makers market is a heaven for such finds! We also love the energy that surrounds any Maker’s show. It’s in such places you get to see the power of expression; how every artist, artisans and creative groups express their unique perspective. You will find no single piece that resembles another. That’s beauty of art. We witnessed an overflow of creativity at the makers show at Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai  conducted by “By Hand, From the Heart“.  Here’s everything that caught our eye from the 17th Edition of the show 5th & 6th February 2016:


One of our favorite upcoming brands in the Home decor space “Olie” – by Amrita Nambiar.  Her collections are simply exquisite! Check out more about their products from the below links:

Facebook : olieindia       Instagram : @olie_living_lighting     Pinterest : @olieindia


The “Malayalam Project” By Thought Factory Design and ViaKerala is truly a unique way to contemporize the Malayalam literature.We loved their experiments with the Malayalam Alphabet, Language and Lettering / Typography. Check out their online design shop that hosts a great collection of such works from designers based in Cochin. www.viakerala.com


Here’s something awesome for all the adults out there who love coloring. And the most exciting part is you could pull out and frame them to add to your Home decor! How personalized and super fun would that be! We were so happy to meet Subadra Kalyanaraman(Instagram – @sobadra) the artist with such insane talent and her support supportive husband Balajee G E, a writer who has penned this magical story for “Shankuntala and her Magic Box’. He blogs at TheLocalTeaParty.


One from our very own Chennai folks, Vinayak, Aishwarya and Karan! MonkeyJi offers a range of products, which have an integral India story and Indian-ness in every design. Their collection includes, notebooks, posters, cushions, coasters, canvas prints and more. follow them on Facebook @MonkeyJi tribe


The paintings by Rupak Munje are beyond stunning! Born autistic, Rupak Munje, is non-verbal; he expresses through his paintings. He started his training under the American art therapist, Melissa Enderle and is now mentored by his father Rajendra Munje. He has completed 128 very unique paintings. To know more,check out his blog here


Artist Aarti Karwayun Chawda charcoal paintings, titled “Project Divinity” is a show stopper! We loved everything about it!  Aarti, is an independent artist; her art projects are largely centered around women. Check the entire collection of her artwork at www.ispaceart.com and follow her Facebook page at  ispaceart

Tiny Farm

Tiny farm caught our attention with its simple yet quirky design patterns. We loved the illustrations by Riddhi, the founder, designer and illustrator of TinyFarm. The range products include notebooks,desk calendars, coasters and art prints.

Facebook: tinyfarmstudio                         Instagram: @tinyfarmstudio                                     Website: www.tinyfarm.in


Kairasi by Rajesh Bajaj spoke everything that is authentic about our Artisan woodworking. Beautifully restored and repurposed wood furnitures stood tall and magnificent. They are perfect for anyone who loves to indulge in antique collection. Yet again they are a local pride of Chennai, please visit their website www.kairasi.co to browse through their entire collection!


Hope you enjoyed the photo tour of the Maker’s market. You could stop by if you are in town, it is open from 11 am to 7 pm – Feb 6th, 2016 at Lalit Kala Academy, Greams Road, Chennai.


  • Rashmi Nagaraju
    on February 7, 2016 Reply

    Hi Sudha,

    Loved your blog and the way you have organized it.
    You have covered the event beautifully, I have always loved olie’s products and other three things which blew my mind off and which I got introduced through your blog are Monkeyji, The paintings by Rupak Munje and Kairasi by Rajesh Bajaj.

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      Sudha Seenivasan
      on February 7, 2016 Reply

      Hi Rashmi,

      Thank you for you kind feedback! And yes the Rupak’s paintings were so inspiring and we loved the time spent at the Maker’s market. We got to hear the startup stories and how each one turned their passion into amazing products.

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