As the festive season knocks at our door, our hearts swell with anticipation and joy, eager to celebrate the beauty of traditions, the warmth of togetherness, and the delight of giving and receiving. In the midst of these festivities, it's essential to remember the artisans who play a tremendous role in adding that extra touch of crafted goodness to our lives. Magari, as a brand that prides itself on crafting exquisite pieces of art, appreciates and celebrates these unsung heroes of craftsmanship. In this blog, we're pulling back the curtain and sharing the heartwarming stories of a few remarkable Humans of Magari who add that special touch of magic to your celebrations.
Shibu Thakor, Our Specialist Joinery Artist
Meet Shibu Thakor, our joinery maestro with a whopping 23 years of experience in woodwork. This wizard of wood has an uncanny ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Born in a quaint village nestled in the heart of India, Shibu developed an innate love for woodworking at a young age. Shibu's love for crafting was instilled by his carpenter father, who taught him the secrets of the trade at a young age. With his unmatched skill and passion, he can transform raw wood into intricate, bespoke pieces of furniture that bring homes to life.
Shibu's connection with the festive season runs deep. For him, crafting isn't just a job; it's a way of spreading joy. He recalls the first time he crafted a custom-made wooden cabinet for a family right before the Diwali festival. The cabinet held their cherished Diwali decorations, and Shibu's creation became a part of their festive tradition. Shibu's eyes twinkle with pride and nostalgia when he speaks of adding to the family’s cherished memories.
MD Alim Hussain, Upholstery Extraordinaire
MD Alim Hussain, with 18 years of experience as an upholstery master, is the wizard behind the comfort and beauty of Magari's furniture. With a deep-rooted love for textiles and fabrics, Alim has honed his skills over the years to become a true expert in cutting and designing. His hands work magic with the finest fabrics, making Magari's furniture incredibly elegant and comfortable.
One story that lies close to Alim's heart is about his family's Eid celebrations. Alim decided to craft a custom upholstered sofa for their new home, carefully handpicking the most exquisite fabrics and pouring his heart into every stitch. When Eid came around, Alim's creation was the center of attention, bringing an element of style to his family's celebrations. It wasn't just a piece of furniture; it was a symbol of his love and the craftsmanship that Alim brought to their home.
Athul, Master of Precision Finishing and Polishing
Athul, with 8 years of experience as a final finisher and polisher, adds the perfect finishing touch to every piece crafted at Magari. His skill lies in bringing out the natural beauty of wood and highlighting its grain, making each piece shine with a warm glow. Athul's handiwork is the final step in ensuring that our creations are not just pieces of furniture but works of art.
But Athul isn't just about furniture; he's all about festive spirit. In his free time, Athul uses his artistic talents to create beautiful wooden ornaments for various occasions throughout the year. These ornaments are not just decorative pieces; they represent Athul's commitment to spreading joy and happiness. He gifts them to his friends and family, who then pass them on to their loved ones. This heartwarming tradition brings festive cheer and spreads smiles, making every festive occasion more joyful for all.
As we embrace this festive season, let's not forget these talented individuals who enrich our lives with their artistry, and let's appreciate the crafted goodness they bring to our homes.
To witness and experience their remarkable creations, be sure to check out the MAGARI stores in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. It's a wonderful way to connect with the makers and support their work, bringing a sense of meaning to your festive celebrations.