Located in a beautifully restored historic shophouse at 76 Princep Street, the Sandalwood Room showcases home décor, fine crafts, cultural novelties, design wear and couture, jewellery and art exhibitions – all under one roof.
The concept will surely appeal to arts and craft lovers, artistic Singaporeans and well-traveled expatriates seeking an interesting and rewarding retail experience in which product lines are being rejuvenated each month. Part of the concept involves a ‘pop-up’ retail corner in which craft and couture items, artefacts and accessories will be cycled on a short term basis.
Central to The Sandalwood Room concept is an eye for unique and quality products, hand crafted workmanship and artistry. The product ensemble is commissioned from across the Indian subcontinent and from the rest of the world, and in most cases is presented at The Sandalwood Room exclusively. Many products are sourced from designers who are committed to reviving dying craft forms and provide employment to the underprivileged, making The Sandalwood Room a socially-aware enterprise.
Part of the space of The Sandalwood Room has been given over to an art gallery which shows regular exhibitions by up-and-coming Indian and international artists. This September, the art gallery presents the work by Venket Ram, a commercial photographer based in Chennai. For over 18 years, he has been working for various advertising agencies & publishing houses across India. He has also worked in the film industry, shooting for the promos for over one hundred movies. He strives for perfection in every picture he shoots, taking great care in composing each frame and putting attention even to the smallest detail.
The Sandalwood Room’s concept store is a creative collaboration between entrepreneur Jayashrree Mani and retail consultant Mathangi Srinivasamurti, who both hail from the Indian city of Chennai. With a casual chill-out atmosphere, The Sandalwood Room is a special place to come, escape and envelope yourself in a world of exquisite and exotic treasures of the world.
Exhibition: Work by G Venket Ram
Dates: 1 – 30 September 2014
Venue: The Sandalwood Room, 76 Princep Street, Singapore
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm; Saturdays: 11am – 2pm