By Hand From The Heart is a Makers Market event in South India. Upcoming Events: 22nd Edition: 2nd – 3rd February '18 , Jenney Residency, Coimbatore. 23rd Edition: February '18 in Chennai.
We chat up with Margaret Thomas and Swapna Sathish, founders and creative designers at ‘Simply Because’, a home based art and design studio in Chennai. With four decades of experience in art and design education between them; Margaret Thomas and Swapna Sathish share with us in brief the story of ‘Simply Because’.
A bit about yourself and what you do.
‘Simply Because’ was born from the excitement and interest generated by two creative minds that have image and word as strengths. With four decades of experience in art and design education between them, Margaret Thomas and Swapna Sathish decided it was time to extend their creativity. Why? Well, ‘simply because’… a humble phrase that they realised they habitually employ as they explain things.
Why is making important to you?
To us, the joy of creating beautiful little things is Zen.
How long does it take to make a product?
Depends… but deadlines are always met.
What is involved?
Our creative minds, and love for little details.
Where do you look for inspiration? And what is inspiring you now?
Our inspiration is around us. Our current muse is the city of Madras, that is, Chennai.
Describe your work space and what is it like?
We make ourselves comfortable with working anywhere that suits us at that moment.
Tell us about your proposed showcase at the By Hand, From The Heart.
Our first showing with By Hand, From The Heart will consist of prints of hand-rendered artwork and stationery based on the city we live in, Chennai.
What is the best thing about being a creative entrepreneur?
We enjoy the freedom of working to our own briefs. Always excited with new opportunities and possibilities we have undertaken creative projects that include graphic design, mural painting and visual merchandising.
Margaret Thomas and Swapna Sathish of Simply Because, Chennai will be at the By Hand From The Heart: MAKERS MARKET – 18th Edition
Friday – Saturday, 5th – 6th August, 2016
10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m
Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
132, T.T.K Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018, Tamil Nadu. India