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Passages Through Time: Looking Back At The Projects of 2018

Text By: Lavanya Chopra

Each space narrates the story of the people & purpose it serves with its every weave. We at The Purple Turtles find sheer joy in assisting you with the process of collecting, curating & conjuring your vision into reality. 

Our practice has been the resultant of the love, support & trust our clients, stylists & designers have invested in us while breathing life into spaces they can call their ‘own’. 

With 2018 having been a productive & engrossing year, we take a moment to reminisce about 10 of our most celebrated products & works!

Enamor Retail Store

The custom perforated metal dome pendant lights make a stark statement at this retail outlet in Bangalore. These perforated drop lights make for a minimalistic & chic element in unison with a white hue. Visual Merchandising credits go to Studio J for making the space an alluring one indeed.


This hospitality project in Mumbai is an Asian cuisine venue designed by Ar. Sumesh Menon. Our dainty banana fibre paper lights have been tastefully used in various sections to build on the neoteric & oriental persona of the restaurant. The lights add to the quaint ambience & design scheme of the space in an ingenious manner. 

Amber Homes: 

Designed by WDA Architects & photographed by Victor, Amber Homes exhibit our brass wall fixtures that embellish the concrete finish walls adjoining the ivory staircase ensemble. Paired with the coolness of the existing color palette, the hue of the fixtures exudes a rustic strain into the designed space. 

CoWrks – Birla Centurion:

The corporate coworking venue witnesses a collage of materiality in terms of fixtures that have been strung together to develop the interior scheme of the space. Faux concrete, metal latticework pendant lights, banana fibre paper lights & statement chandeliers have been assigned to various nooks of the office in accordance with the tasks associated with the space. 

Burma Burma:

Burma Burma’s newest branch in Indiranagar, conceptualized & designed by Minnie Bhatt is home to massive & intricately designed quarry waste lights. The next time you visit, be sure to share your thoughts on the unconventional upcycling of material utilized to create this range of custom pendant lights.

Fatty Bao:

This dining venue in Mumbai brings together an intriguing interjection of materials to create this range of lighting fixtures. The fixtures are a combination of paper & meshwork that are in visual synchrony with the Chinese New Year theme of the venue. The project has been designed by Ar. Jatin Hukkeri of WAD Architects & has been shot by Sanjay Ramachandran. 


This Hyderabad based company office designed by Ar. Sona Reddy & documented by Richa Kashelkar is a revitalised take on an intimate corporate setup. Our cement lamps light up the premises & emanate a raw vibe into the space.


Hangover’s newest branch in Bangalore designed by WDA Spaces & photographed by Patil J is an interplay of hues, forms & energetic nooks. The banana fibre paper lights in sinuous forms complement the artsy character of the space. 

City of Lights:


This wall installation designed by Ar. Lavina for the Toshniwal’s Residence seeks inspiration from the traditional lit ‘Diya’ that is synonymous with festivities in the Indian context. A wooden wall adorned by 80 brass pieces in the living room is a metaphorical ode to the beauty & light that is emanated from a plethora of radiant lamps during the time of cultural celebrations.


The waves fixture at the Fireside Office designed by Ar. Sunitha Kondur of Hundred Hands replicates the appearance of crashing waves across the surface of the ceiling lamp. The fixture combines a copper frame & handcrafted crushed Lokta/Banana fibre paper attached to a teakwood box. It serves as a conversation piece in any thematic setup. The lighting fixture radiates a warm luminosity into the space. The project has been documented by Victor. 


Moving forward with rejuvenated energy & a head full of ideas, we hope that we’d get to engage with our clients at an intrinsic level while they curate spaces that are a reflection of their dreams over the innumerable years that lie ahead of us. 


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