Each year Good Earth is inspired by a different region of the Indian Sub-continent to come up with their collection. This year it is the beauty and cultural heritage of Kashmir. Generation after generation Kashmiri artisans have combined various arts and crafts to create masterpieces. From hand-woven Pashmina and embroidered shawls with the Butah or Kairi pattern which is known as Paisley the world over to Paper Mache objects. Good Earth pays a tribute to Kashmiri Karigars by working together to create contemporary design vocabulary while retaining the spirit of their tradition. The Mughals had an affinity for natural beauty and sought to enhance it through creating gardens based on the principle of Charbagh or Paradise Gardens. Some of the finest Charbaghs were created here in Kashmir namely Shalimar, Nishat, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Achabal and Verinag together they are called Mughal Gardens and are a major influence in Good Earth’s collection, with the collection being named Farah Baksh or Shalimar Bagh. And finally, the romance associated with Kashmir instantly reminds one of the late Shammi Kapoor, the Indian Cinema actor who is instantly associated with Kashmir as alot of his songs were featured there, as a tribute is the Dashing Hero collection.
GOODEARTH as you all know is a fabulous decor and lifestyle store based in India andI think some countries in South East Asia. They are known for their India inspired products and work (my reason for loving them so much). If you have been to any of the stores you will agree they have a fabulous showroom display. I love how all the stores have a earthy environment with gorgeous Indian inspired products. GOODEARTH now, thankfully offers design services to create Interiors and other spaces of timeless beauty in a contemporary context. Their philosophy is based on the principles of symmetry, imagination and a celebration of natural beauty, inspired by the Charbagh.
CHARBAGH, as you know is the original Paradise Garden and now a metaphor for Paradise.The word Paradise from the Greek Paradeisos, is derived from the Persian Pairi Daezathat means Walled or enclosed Garden.The beauty of the walled Charbagh garden lies in its use of symmetry and running waters to divide the garden into equivalent quadrants and its plantation of fruit and flowering trees as also seasonal flowers and the eternal cypress.Bespoke textiles and wallpapers will be created for CHARBAGH from the unique and original design directory of GOODEARTH.
Patterns are recreated for each project based on its theme including limited editions of especially designed tableware with matching accessories.CHARBAGH also stocks vintage textiles, carpets, wall art and found artifacts to layer contemporary Interiors with a patina of age and subtlety that the passage of time brings to objects. Their signature pots and urns along with the finest quality of wicker furniture, pavilion tents and marble and stone accessories will also be available to create very special walled gardens and verandahs.