Olie is a little family-run studio based in Bangalore, India that dreams of bringing it's luxurious, hand-crafted décor accesssories to homes across the world. Years ago, Amrita and Sid lived in a quaint little town with cobbled streets and yellow French buildings in South India called Pondicherry. The simple life in Pondi brought back memories of a whimsical place where everyone had the time to dream, sip on a coffee and sketch a little while gazing at the sea. As a trained illustrator and designer, she started to dream of making her art more interactive and a more integral part of people's lives. One day she told a dear friend that she wanted to make a lamp, a piece of art that when switched on would change the mood of a space and had the power to change a conversation. And that's how it all began - Olie was born. Whimsical illustrations of falling leaves, a deep blue sea, wise koi fish with the universe reflected in their eyes were hand-printed onto reams of fabric. Olie is a reflection of a simpler life, and free spiritedness.
Amrita collaborated with craftspeople in her region, so every step of the making process involves many hands, many souls and a lot of love. Every accessory at Olie is made entirely by hand, from inspiration and sketch, to the luxurious handwoven banana fibre we use in our product, to the actual construction.
From that humble beginning, this little company has grown. We still remain a small, close knit team but we have reached hundreds of homes since then and are hoping to reach hundreds more. Numerous magazines, blogs and newspapers have told our story and we sell through our website and a few select stores across the country. We have been fortunate to work on some big lighting projects and we customize lighting for hotels, spa's, schools and homes ! We also host little sales at our home + studio from time to time where we enjoy meeting our family of clientele and spreading the Olie spirit. We look forward to having you be a part of the rest of our journey. Don't forget to follow us on social media to get daily updates, we hope to see you around ! "