What started as a side project has now turned into more than just a brand. Carousel is a living, breathing & growing community of the warmest people with the kindest souls. All of us trying to inspire and uplift each other in our own ways. As more of you join us on this journey, we wanted to take a trip down the memory lane and give you a glimpse of how it all started. Here's a candid interview with our founder, Twisha Maniar.
1. When did you start Carousel and what gave you the idea?
As an interior designer by profession, the thought of bringing somebody's dream home to life would light me up. While creating this space, I would always try to add a personality to the home that would reflect the person's style and beliefs. While trying to source these products, I'd come to realize that we didn't have a lot of suitable options in India, which is why I started creating these products myself, and that's how Carousel was born! This was back in 2013.
The only drawback to it, however, is that people mispronounce it a lot of times! Its "Car-ou-sel" not "Carousel" (insert a very judgemental Hermoine tone)
The Carousel at South Bank, London
6. Lastly, what has been your biggest learning?
All my life I believed in figuring out things by myself so it was very hard to delegate at first, but once I did the greatest learning has been to be able let go of the areas you're not an expert in and trusting your team to deal it with it in a far better way than you! And also saying true to "WHY" Always helps in moments of self-doubt.
And with that's it for today. Thank you for indulging us. If you would like to know more about Carousel, comment your questions below and we'd be happy to answer. :)