Nicobar has just opened its first space in Chennai in a restored former haveli. A favourite of Delhi and Mumbai, Nicobar with its breezy, tropical aesthetic has won many hearts in Bangalore and Jodhpur as well. Now they turn their gaze to Chennai, bringing their conscious design and functional utility to the city. Located along a broad avenue off Thousand Lights, the space opens up in a dialogue of timber and greens. The vibe is unmissably fresh. With simplicity and thoughtful living at the crux, the brand brings their design range that traverses clothing, home and travel.
‘As you walk in a flight of steps lead up to an open landing that’s lush with greenery. A community table set out here encourages you to linger, and the mood is one of wanderlust. A little passageway leads into the store's largest section, with colonial-inspired furniture, and a hotspot where people can gather for community events over drinks. Of course there is (as there always is) a swing, a brimming bookshelf, a letter-writing desk, and a series of glass bottles dispensing home fragrances. This hub is where you feel the spirit of Nicobar in a tactile, tangible way.'
'The mosaics in the floor are mirrored in the fluttering fabrics in blush, moss and sky. In one section a Bauhaus-reminiscent nesting table houses serve ware just begging to be a part of memorable meals. There’s something for everyone in Nicobar's restored Chennai home—spots to lean against, corners to nestle into, and a wide-ranging array of baubles that are designed uniquely to fit every lifestyle seamlessly.’