Kanch by Kolika
Kanch (Bengali noun: glass) is handmade glass home goods for bohemian interiors, made with love in Somerville, Mass. It is made to filter sunshine during quiet mornings, host dinner tables filled with laughter and most importantly be the star for occasions that deserve mindful gifts.
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Founder Kolika Chatterjee
Kolika Chatterjee is a self-taught glass artist from Somerville, known for her nature-inspired glasswork, asymmetric aesthetics and stellar use of negative space. Drawing on her background as a scientist, Kolika brings an experimental approach to her studio, continuously pushing boundaries, gathering inspiration with an entrepreneurial spirit. Kolika individually handcrafts each piece over multiple days, sometimes mimicking Nature, sometimes incorporating it. Kanch by Kolika can be found in museum shops, galleries, and specialty culinary stores throughout New England, and of course, in homes across the world. Her lifelike tropical leaves hold fruits, larger-than-life poppies hold fresh bread. The intriguing beehive stained glass filter sunshine.
Why did you apply for Project Pop-Up?
Good design should be accessible and should feel within reach of everyone, especially those who don’t always put themselves first. I am talking about families who are incredibly busy. As an "always-hustling mom"-operated business, this retail opportunity spoke to me because this puts me within the reach of other families, who might not have found me otherwise. Project Pop-Up is a great way to help expand to newer market areas. I am fortunate to have found this beautiful retail location and have met amazing people.