Dolls and toys in new-look TrunkView(s):
Trunk’s charming new range of souvenirs and toys are just a little different from anything you’d find anywhere else. The little wooden and ceramic tuk-tuks, the dolls in their sarees and sarongs and the gecko fabric purses are new additions to the display. Firmly entrenched already are the pretty, funky designs from Salvage – the necklaces made of paper beads, the origami and bottle cap earrings that are stand outs.
“We wanted to do something a little different,” says Kasunchana Wijeyawardena-Kapilasena, adding that Trunk, located in the lobby of the Cinnamon Grand, enjoys partnering with worthwhile charities like Salvage and Reach to sell a range of products.
The store, located in the lobby of Cinnamon Grand, has recently had a makeover. All the new souvenirs are being displayed on brand new shelves created by designer Jacob Pringiers. Below, boxes are overflowing with toys, as if to invite children to dive right in. Explaining why he chose to keep them minimalist and to almost make the shelves and boxes “disappear,” Jacob says, “It’s not the shelf design that has to stand out…Its about creating a white canvas against which Kasunchana’s products are clearly seen.” Prices range from as little as Rs.50 to Rs.3000.
Of course, Trunk’s reputation is built on its fashion section – its racks packed with carefully handpicked garments from talented designers – and the range of exquisite jewellery from Amrapali in Jaipur. “We’re constantly getting new looks and working with new designers,” says Kasunchana.
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