The Purple Turtles – Innovative Lighting Startup With Google and Facebook As Clients

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Bangalore has always been known to be a hub that has inspired entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. We have seen companies like Infosys be examples of the above. Today, The Purple Turtles can also be considered as another shining instance of the entrepreneurial mindset of Bangaloreans.  The lifestyle boutique, which was launched in 2009, has now become synonymous with high end designer lighting and quirky eye catching furniture.

The Purple Turtles

From the creative mind of Radeesh Shetty, founder-owner, The Purple Turtles was conceived to address the need for an out-of-the-common decorative lighting destination in the city. TPT, like so many companies, started from humble beginnings. It was an idea that stemmed from home makeovers Radeesh used to help his friends with. Once a marketing professional, Radeesh noticed that home stores in Bangalore do have a collection of international designs on display, but provide no real platform for Indian Lighting Designers, or even for those interested in getting into the field.

From then on The Purple Turtles has come to be the only store that throws the spotlight on a whole range of Indian designers and their versatile repertoire.

Along with a prolific team of in-house designers, who create limited edition innovative lights for its patrons .The Purple Turtles works primarily with architects and interior designers, providing personalized and customized lighting solutions for homes, offices, resorts, spas, restaurants and theme-based interiors. The client list comprises the world-renowned Google, TCS, Microsoft, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Oracle, CISCO, LinkedIn, Facebook, Ericsson and many more.

The Purple Turtles is today more than just a store; it’s an “art gallery” which gives domestic designers a platform to be recognized for their talent.

Moreover, the team also provides lighting consultancy, offering highly specialized and need-specific lighting advice to its customers.

The combination of unique materials and diverse inspiration from round the world is exceptional and liberating from the stereotyped furniture. To add to this, the range is refurbished every fortnight, giving its customers something new to choose from every time.  So, the next time you look to pick up an ‘out-of-the ordinary’ lighting solution, or a piece of “conversation-starting” furniture, or a quirky accessory, or just a unique gift, at a reasonable price, head over to The Purple Turtles at #128, 1st Main Road, Domlur 2nd Stage, off 100 ft. rd., Indiranagar, Bangalore – 08. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Soon, you will also find The Purple Turtles in your city, as plans to open more stores across the country are underway.

Akanksha Samar has done her B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from Rajastan Technical University, Kota. She is a Oracle Database Administrator, certified by PearsonVue,USA. She has sharp interests in objects like Google App Engine,Mozilla Open Project,cloud computing monitoring interface.