I have had a thing about poufs ever since visiting Maison et Objet last year…and so my ultimate present this Christmas had to be the two beautiful OM poufs which my boyfriend bought me as a surprise. I adore them… They are just soooooooooo lovely!!!
OM Home is the creative brainchild of Toronto-based designer, Oorbee Roy. In parts of India, women decorate the floors with geometric patterns and floral designs to celebrate religious or festive occasions. An ancient practice passed down from generation to generation, the original Alpona methods are still in use today. Oorbee Roy learned the techniques by watching her mother draw an Alpona design in the sand, and by the time Oorbee moved to New York years later, her own Alpona work had steadily progressed through a combination of influences from both her Indian heritage and her American upbringing.
Then in 2002, on a trip to Kolkata, India, Oorbee learned that Alpona was a dying art form. Soon after, she began collaborating with local artisans to develop a line of pillows and table linens – their expert embroidery skills merged with her designs in an array of wonderful colors and fabrics and bold patterns to reincarnate Alpona for future generations.
OM Home has some stunning products on their website, and so please do take a look.. The poufs are my absolute fave…but have a look and see what their other lines include… Their colours and pattern work are just fantastic…