We have been wanting to write about this for a while and realized there is never a better time than now. Woodooz Lampshades was started as an online venture sometime during 2016 and was having a successful run until its launch. However, in the 11 months that we were operating online, we have had many requests to see the products physically before any decisions can be made. Given that we were operating from home, it didn’t seem like a great idea to have folks walking in and out of our apartment.
This is when the need to have a physical store arose.
Why OMR ?
It only started off as a spark and before we could realize, we were running around to finalize the location and place. After driving through the entire stretch of OMR, we realized that such a showroom in OMR would make it one of a kind and unique. That people drive long distances to come to OMR also made it an easy decision for us. We were looking for a small space and found something nice here in Thoraipakkam. It did not take us much time to decide and within few days the keys were in our hands.
We want the physical showroom to offer complete lampshade solution from table lamps, wall, pendant and ceiling lamps. We thought it would also be nice to have people see our working to give them an opportunity to understand what goes into the making of our shades. We got hold of a space that needed drastic transformation and thus started our journey into the world of retail.
An informal set up
We spent a good ten days designing the space and finalizing the color schemes and we think it turned out much to our liking. We have a very informal set up here making it easy for customers to browse through our products and try out options to mix and match based on their needs. It also enables the customer to easily understand the possible customization options they have with us.
What are the products we sell in our studio ?
The most popular product out here at the Woodooz studio is the table lamp. We offer a range of table lamps in terms of the dimensions, shapes and also the price. Ranging from Rs.650 to Rs.2400, the customers have a wide range of table lamps to choose from. Our wooden table lamps and the book shelf lampshade have been our customers favorite.
Our tall cylindrical floor lamps have been picking up quite briskly and has been the pick of the lot for most of our walk in customers. They really love the vibrant colors and patterns and also the monochrome options that we have. Most floor lamps are available only at the studio and not shipped outside of Tamil Nadu.
We also have a range of wall sconce fixtures to choose from at our showroom.
What services we offer at our studio ?
- Lampshade repair service has been well received by our customers. We have had people come to us with old damaged shades that they did not want to part with and we have been happy to assist in getting them back in shape.
- We also do re-upholstering of lampshades that the customers are bored of despite being in good shape. They always want something refreshing, something new and that is where we come into picture.
- We also do customization of lampshades limited to the existing dimensions and shapes that we have. The customer can either choose from a set of fabric we have or bring their own fabric that can be made into a lampshade.
- Besides these we also work with architects, interior designers and provide shades per need to the hotel industry.
Where exactly are we located ?
We are located exactly between the thoraipakkam signal and the AKDR golf village signal in Metukuppam, Thoraipakkam, OMR (Click here for the store location). We are bang on the main road on the left or right hand side depending on which direction you are going towards.
If you are going in the direction of Sholinganallur, we will be on the right hand side (Land mark : About 150 mts from Sangeetha restaurant) . If you are going in the direction of Madya Kailash, we are on the left hand side (About 50 meters from ASV Sun tech park or about 100 mts from AKDR GOlf village).
Our address :
Woodooz Home Decors,
3/371, 1st floor, Metukuppam, Thoraipakkam, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Chennai – 600097
Ph : 98840 70470
Store timing : 11 AM to 7 PM (Monday to Saturday). Sunday Holiday.