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Festival Special: Bark and Groove Handmade Furniture

Bark and Groove is a furniture studio set up by husband-wife duo Revant Chhabra & Madhvi Vaswani who had always harbored hopes of starting a venture together ever since they met in college. The designs are fresh and imaginative, and they offer bespoke furniture as well as designs from their catalogue.

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A desire to ‘create’ was integral to them entering the furniture business, and realizing the potential for making beautiful bespoke pieces of furniture, the idea for Bark & Groove was conceptualized. I asked Madhvi about how they chose the (very apt) name, and this is what she had to say, “As far as the name goes, Bark & Groove not only refers to the physical ‘bark’ & ‘groove’ in wood (our primary raw material), but also to the mantra of fearless expression wherein one need not always sing and waltz but rather Bark & Groove!”
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These multi-purpose ottomans/stools can be used in a variety of décor scenarios around the house Made using teakwood, the color and finish (glossy/matte) are customizable!

Their designs are heavy on colour and I am particularly enamored by the creativity and the incorporation of literati themes in their design. From Van Gogh’s Starry Night to inspiration from other literary pieces, and art forms such as Ballet, their furniture has something for anyone  who loves to immerse themselves in art and culture!

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This delightful Barn Door is available in a range of colors and finishes.

 

The Barn door featured above is one of my favorite pieces from their line, and I love the fact that the door slides across, making it easy to install in spaces that need privacy at times

 

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The Elizabeth bed is made in the shape of a classic colonial bed and uses beautiful wood-turned reclaimed Burma teak posters while the headboard is made out of plywood and teakwood mouldings. It is finished with a coat of white-matte PU. This beautiful bed design can be done in a natural wood finish as well as in a range of other colors.

 

Bark & Groove’s furniture is inspired by various classic & contemporary design styles ranging from Scandinavian Mid Century Modern furniture designs to the more DIY inspired Shabby Chic furniture pieces.

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‘The Majesty’ is  a shabby chic dressing table with French provincial lines, distressed and finished in velvety smooth chalk paint. The table is made out of Teakwood & Plywood while the mirror frame is made out of Teakwood. Can be customized in a variety of colors.

B&G’s ever-evolving body of work showcases a diverse range that juxtaposes beautiful colored furniture alongside rustic distressed pieces, minimal contemporary furniture and wood finished classics.

And if you want a piece in a different color or accent or wood finish, Bark & Groove offers tons of customization potential with its products.

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The Nectar Bar – A beautiful yellow bar design with a classic glossy oil paint finish and mirror-front doors with art-deco inspired detailing. The unit has two front drawers and the cabinet interiors have a pull out tray, wine rack and plenty of storage for the connoisseur’s precious collection. It is constructed using teakwood & plywood. The color, finish and interior shelving are customizable.


But most of all, The Keybunch has warmed up to this brand because B&G takes great pride in the fact that all its pieces are Handmade – giving them an individuality that machine made furniture can never replicate. The team is comprised of extremely skilled craftsmen from the Suthar community hailing from the renowned Barmer and Bikaner districts of Rajasthan.

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A study table that wouldn’t be out of place in a Tchaikovsky ballet! Made using beechwood, plywood & beautiful oakwood veneer, this table is a real head turner owing to its extremely thin but extremely strong ballerina-like legs.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BARK AND GROOVE

Bark & Groove is currently based at Lower Parel, Mumbai and ships only to Mumbai & the Greater Mumbai areas. Clients can take an appointment and visit the studio/workshop at the below address.

411, Creative Industrial Estate,
N.M Joshi Marg,
Near Lodha Bellisimo
Lower Parel East
Mumbai 400013
Their social media pages:
Instagram: bark.groove
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One Response so far.

  1. Marlene says:

    I absolutely love this furniture! If only they were in Bangalore 😞, I’d have wanted the barn door and study table


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Sharon DSouza owns and writes this blog. A mother of two, she is based in Pune, and works as a content strategist. She is a coffee-lover and writer, so it is but natural that she is a regular at her writers’ club which meets in a coffee shop every Sunday. She is also a home baker, and loves to travel!

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