Anchal Khosla works with the old and the new to create home decor items that are luxurious and mesmerising.
Intiki means home in Telugu. Inspired by her ancestral home, Anchal Khosla, the founder of ‘Intiki’ has come up with a range of home décor products that not only radiate luxury and modernity but have a strong base in the traditional aesthetics. Merging the new with the old the collection she has to offer unique items that have different stories to tell.
B-9 is Intiki’s debut collection. “It is a range of tabletop products ranging from cheese boards, appetiser plates to coasters and tea light holders. Each piece is made by hand and we want to celebrate this individual identity in each product. We have used different materials for this collection —brass, marble, wood, and ceramic. These products are earthy yet luxurious in aesthetic and all have a utilitarian value,” says Anchal.
Mostly handcrafted in India, Anchal says, the products are designed with a modern aesthetic and silhouette in mind, which hold reminiscence to the motherland. “The marble products are made in Agra, the Terrazzo from Rajasthan and so on. They are designed to make sure that they have multiple utilities and provide a sense of lifestyle, being aspirational yet approachable,” says Anchal.
Anchal says that since her childhood she was always drawn to home stores and things. She says, “I would have rather bought a pretty lace bedspread over a new dress or a toy. While working in a production design company in Bombay for five years, I decided that I wanted to study design more closely. I wanted to move back and do something with our skilled workers and our rich material resources.”
Talking about B-9 Anchal says it was the address of her house. “It’s the family home and my father has lived in this house since he was 10 years old. It has been the only home I've known and hence it become the natural inspiration for my first collection.” As the collection was inspired from her home, it represents many of her cherished childhood memories.
She says, “The colours, visuals and memories of my childhood are all reflected in the B-9 collection — the terrazzo print has been used on coasters, the brass paraat which is still used at home inspired the material of our tapas plates; the jaali wall has inspired our brass coasters and tea light holders.”
As an artist, Anchal has an affinity towards working with hand made products. She says, “The arts have always been a part of my life. I always painted and sketched growing up and then ended up working in design with furniture and fabrics and props.”
She wants to have a design house with all kinds of design — home decor, furniture, fabrics, photography etc. “I want to provide the same kind of quality in several things that people in India still have to go abroad to shop for. We have so much skill in our country and I want to help people to celebrate that. I want it to become a lifestyle,” says Anchal.
Anchal also wants to work with textiles and paper and she wants to explore eco-friendly ways of using wasted materials. She also says that, she loves different kinds of hand embroideries and weaves. “My sister is a stationary addict and its definitely becoming an interest to play around with that idea,” Anchal concludes.