Temple Town by Meera Pyarelal
Beautifully Indian handmade furniture for the connoisseur of refined luxury.
After 2 decades of working in the interiors industry designer, Meera Pyarelal decided to set up her own eponymous brand Temple Town with the aim of designing and manufacturing sophisticated pieces of furniture.
While explaining the inspiration behind the venture, Meera Pyarelal explains "Being the daughter of a Padma Shri award winning surgeon everyone thought medicine would be the obvious career choice for me, however destiny had other plans. Armed with a masters in English literature, I discovered my love for interiors while doing up my own apartment way back in 1999."
Based out of Thrissur, the cultural capital of the South Indian State of Kerala, Temple Town offers a
complete life style from a modern Indian perspective. Elegant cushions, antique replicas, handsome home wares, light fixtures and an ever growing range of art.
Beautifully Indian handmade furniture for the connoisseur of refined luxury. Temple Town stands for a ‘New Indian chic’, combining our exotic traditional crafts with the international through a uniquely Indian perspective.
"What makes Temple Town stand out is the fact that even though our designs are based on timeless classics they are beautifully re-imagined for modern Indian living, hence you never miss out on any modern convenience. We give equal importance to form and function. Temple Town celebrates everything Indian and traditional, we draw from tradition to create designs that are sustainable and yet global in appeal. We stand for thoughtful design, refined artisanal skills and a great retail experience." - Meera Pyarelal, Founder,
Temple Town offers a wide range of bespoke services, from one-off furniture designs to complete designing and execution for an entire home or apartment. Made out of responsibly sourced and recycled Indian teak, you can customize from one single piece of furniture right up to an entire home or apartment.
Whats more is that Temple Town products emphasize sustainability. We asked Meera about her approach towards incorporating such a practice.
"Every piece of furniture we create here at Temple Town is made from recycled wood or responsibly sourced local teak wood. What the customer buys from us is an heirloom piece that can be reused by at least 3 generations of a family, as they have a soul beyond fashionable seasons, thus reducing the carbon imprint on the planet due to unnecessary wastage. When we take up a new interiors project we try not to throw away any old pieces of furniture the client may possess. We reuse every piece of wood available. We either convert it into a new piece or re-polish and reuse old pieces. A new initiative at Temple Town has been to gift every customer a sapling with every purchase to encourage planting of more trees and replenish the trees being taken from the environment." - Meera Pyarelal, Founder, Temple Town
Know more about the founder: Meera Pyarelal
Everyone thought medicine would be the obvious career choice for Meera Pyarelal, the daughter of a Padma Shri award-winning surgeon; however, destiny had other plans for her.
Armed with a Masters in English literature, she discovered her love for interiors while doing up her own apartment way back in 1999. She decided to give it a try and set up a small unit in her husband’s garage 20 years ago, giving wings to her creative side.
After two decades of earning a name for herself in the interiors industry, she conceived her own brand — Temple Town — with the aim of designing and manufacturing sophisticated pieces of colonial furniture. “The objective of the store is to preserve and promote traditional Indian designs and craftsmanship, which is slowly getting lost in the sands of time,” Meera begins, explaining that her furniture range is based on antiques, re-imagined and created for modern Indian living, all the while holding on to Kerala’s rich and colourful tradition of luxurious craftsmanship. “Colonial furniture are the best creative collaboration between the east and the west and hence the only way to enjoy the best of both worlds. It is all about creating an heirloom which you can pass on to the next generations,” she says.