Ten-Second Takeaway

Varnam gives the 200-year-old craft of Channapatna toy-making a quirky and functional makeover with its range of home decor, lifestyle products, and jewellery.

Toying Around

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Reinterpreting the Channapatna craft to go beyond just toys, Varnam was started by Karthik Vaidyanathan {who works as the design consultant for a broadband company} purely out of his passion for the art form.

Working with artisans from Channapatna, Karthik believes in using fresh designs and is constantly revamping the products. Made using traditional techniques {right down to the application of colours}, they have everything from home decor pieces, lightings, accessories and, of course, toys!

For Your Space

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Animals like Goobe {owl}, Kuruvi {sparrow}, Oinkston {pig} and Jumbo {elephant} serve as a theme for the products here. So, from owls and sparrows on their night lamps and drop lamps {their Goobe Night Lamp is a must-buy} to cute photo stands in the shape of a pig and Jimbo Jumbos napkin rings, there’s enough here to delight you.

Their pen stands and stationery holders are perfect to brighten up your workspace. We particularly love their kitchen and dining range. Think a crocodile head for a wine holderOinkstons salt and pepper shakers {which you’ll find on the tables at The Fatty Bao} and Giraffe Salad Mixer Sets.

You’ll also find platters, candle stands, cookie jars, and cutesy coasters to stock up on. If you’re looking to jazz up your home, pick from their curtains, carpets. and cushion covers.

Play On

They have an entire section devoted to handcrafted wooden jewellery, including neckpieces, earrings, and chunky bangles. Plus, apart from adorable soft toys, pull toys, and push toys, they have memory games, stacking toys, and counting games to get little ones thinking.


Keep an eye out for their discounts and the season special products during Christmas.

Where: Shop online here

Price: Starting at INR 100

Contact: +91 8025250360

Follow them on Facebook here.

Photos courtesy: Varnam


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