Nikhil Thampi’s urban, glamorous take on fashion has earned him a spot among celebrities’ favourite designers. Now, his latest collaboration with bespoke furniture brand Hérmosa sees him dabbling into the world of home decor as well.
The collection, launched earlier this month, is the coming together of Thampi’s signature aesthetic and Hérmosa’s clean lines—think suede sofa sets bearing the designer’s logo in gilded metal work or a centre table that forks out into singular seaters. “Our brand resonates with designs that are strong and powerful with a hint of glamour; which is the vision I see Hérmosa having as well,” says Thampi, illustrating the practicality and minimalism the two brands have in common.
For the range, Thampi drew inspiration from his label’s existing collection, Quantum, and focused on how to tactfully utilise space—making his latest offering the ideal choice for the ‘millennial homemaker’. “Being from Mumbai, I understand space constraints, so the statement sofa and tables are designed in a manner which caters to the different needs of an urban home,” he explains. From chests and drawers to bar consoles and nesting tables, each piece is strategically fashioned with materials such as charcoal, metal and brass.
In many ways, the collaboration has been a great learning experience for the designer, wherein he has delved into the technical aspects of furniture design while also lending it his modernist sartorial streak. “I like to challenge myself at every given opportunity, so there are many more projects to come,” he says, eager to offer his designing prowess to other realms as well.
Scroll onwards for a peek inside Thampi’s first home decor collection.
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