Elliot's beach, Chennai

A room of one’s own……..CHAKRA Abode!!

Chakra Design studio now has a physical studio in the great south Indian city of Chennai….finally we are in our own space. A place where we can draw, paint, cut, sew, chat, discuss, and meet with people.The temples, beaches, food, culture, friends old/new and family makes this a special place indeed!  

Elliot's beach, Chennai

Elliot’s beach, Chennai

My favorite flower, the lotus

My favorite flower, the lotus

 The Studio is in a lovely building built in the early 80s. Tall ceilings, large windows and an oval office space makes it really special. We are blessed with huge Peepal, Mango and Coconut trees all around which makes it pleasant even in the hot, humid summer months.

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 The furniture in our studio was reclaimed, restored and reused from old pieces. We literally used the concept, others person’s trash is somebody’s treasure!!

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The grand 7ft. cutting table where the Chakra products are cut was once a billiards table from a palace in the deep south and has a history of games played by the royal enthusiasts. We restored it and made it a piece of functional art in our studio.

The grand old 7ft X 5ft cutting table.

The grand old 7ft X 5ft cutting table.

A 2 seater, teak wood sofa which belongs to my husband's grandfather seats our loving guests.

A 2 seater, teak wood sofa which belongs to my husband’s grandfather seats our loving guests.

A view of the Mango tree.

A view of the Mango tree.

The wrought iron stairway rails, brings you to the first floor of the studio. The floor to ceiling windows have a fantastic view of the grand old mango tree which continues to yield the sweetest Banginapalli mangoes even after 80 years!

We have been busy and hard at work to launch Chakra for Her,our women’s line and Chakra Abode our home accessories collection. Our website is getting spruced up to put us right back in business after a years’ hiatus. A perfect space for us… CHAKRA DESIGN STUDIO!

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  1. Hello,

    My name is Stacy Zumbroegel and I am a part time designer, part time counselor, living and working in Yangon, Myanmar. Since I can remember I have been an avid lover of hand blocked print fabric. As part of doing social business in Myanmar, and as part of a design team opening small retreat centers,I have been deeply embedded in the design process of making children’s clothes, women’s clothing, and home goods. To date, my partner and I are printing fabric in Calcutta but have longed to work with those using organic cotton and natural dyes. I am wondering if Chakra Design Studio would like to do any collaborative work. Our scale is very small, maybe 50 meters a month. Please let me know if this would interest you. Sincerely, Stacy Zumbroegel

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