The 6th Annual Take a Walk on the Riverside design walk will provide the opportunity for everyone involved to see the creative side of the Riverside District. Kalaamkar is one of the businesses that will be participating in this year’s design walk—playing host to curious patrons eager to explore the aesthetics of the riverside. Kalaamkar’s business owner Zahid gave us a small preview of what visitors will have to look forward to.
Founded in 2006, Kalamkaar is a business whose goal is to revive the art of solid-wood, handcrafted furniture. People have gotten too accustomed to the mass produced furniture found in stores like Ikea, and the Brick. Zahid hopes to introduce people to quality furniture with South Asian influences. Each piece is unique, and each has a story behind its creation.
Kalamkaar also touts the fact that its furniture is eco-friendly. The wood that is used in the creation of the furniture comes from farm forests in South Asia that have been specifically grown for the purpose of furniture making. Quality woods like teak, rosewood, mahogany, and mulberry are grown and crafted into a variety of pieces.
Visitors are encouraged to ask many questions. Each piece of furniture found in Kalamkaar has a story, and Zahid seems to know them all.