BEHIND THE LABEL | PortsideCafé
Every design has a tale to tell, like the eloquence of a poet, or the ferocity of nature
Handcrafted pieces with a story to tell
Their designs hold human emotions in every stitch.
What is the inspiration behind PortsideCafé's designs?
PortsideCafé founder and designer Bobby Aggarwal Every collection is influenced by a variety of factors… the vibrancy of the colours that surround me, the humming, pulsating streets; old architecture, music and even Bollywood play a huge role in his creative process.“My inspiration comes from a sub-conscious level, but not without catalysts from the outside world
What is the design process for your handcrafted furniture?
Each piece–handcrafted and hand-finished using an array of innovative staining techniques– is a testament to PortsideCafé founder and designer Bobby Aggarwal’s. ideal of exquisite craftsmanship melded with novel design. With wood and leather being the primary materials, accents of metal have been used to create both functionality and style in the products. Add to this an array of unique finishes and stitches, bold treatments on leather, vibrant colours, intricate details, and easy elegance, all of which come together to make PortsideCafé’s unique furniture..
Clint Eastwood and Gregory Peck classics, with their leather saddles and holsters, movies like Out of Africa, and Agatha Christie’s mysterious characters with their heavy luggage on the Orient Express, have all had a major impact on my formative years and influenced my design sensibilities,” explains Bobby. The primary vision of PortsideCafé is to add zest to your home with the inclusion of a standalone piece in your living area, another in your bedroom or even one in your dressing room! The whole idea is to make a statement with individual pieces, rather than taking over an.entire space with one style.