PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi unveils Nappa Dori’s first international boutique
PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi has launched Nappa Dori’s first international boutique in the Indian Ocean, elevating the two pioneering brands’ recent collaboration to the next level. To celebrate the opening, the Indian luxury leather brand lifts the lid on an exclusive vintage capsule collection that brings a bygone era of glamorous travel back to one of the Maldives’ original luxury resorts.
The new capsule collection of beautifully handcrafted, limited edition travel pieces, ‘Nappa Dori x PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi’, is a tribute to the time when travellers discovered new frontiers in glamorous style. It includes a custom-made picnic tent and trunk, backpack, travel pouch and travel organiser. Each bespoke piece is covered in a custom designed printed canvas that exquisitely illustrates Indian Ocean life above and below the waterline. The ‘Nappa Dori x PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi’ collection will also be available in the Indian-inspired artisan brand’s boutiques in Delhi and Mumbai, as well as at MAISON&OBJET Paris, Anthropologie and The Little Market in the US, The Conran Shop and Selfridges in the UK and the Duty Free Shops at Doha International Airport in Qatar.
The opening of the boutique follows the recent collaboration between PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi and Nappa Dori for PULSE, PER AQUUM Hotels and Resorts’ stream of avant-garde, immersive guest experiences. In August last year, Mr Gautam Sinha, Founder and Creative Director of Nappa Dori, and his artisans shared secrets passed down through five generations in a series of workshops designed exclusively for the resort’s guests that celebrated the artistic side of Indian Ocean culture.
Ms Sebnem Aylin Akyurt, PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi’s General Manager, said that the creation of an exclusive capsule collection underlines the resort’s passion for bold luxury and one-of-a-kind experiences through collaborations with both emerging and A-list artists, designers and brands. “From Zoe Jordan to Camilla Franks to Joss Stone to the world’s first underwater resort-based art exhibition by Andreas Franke, Nappa Dori joins a select list of artists who have called PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi home. We are extremely proud to welcome Gautam and his extraordinary artisans to our Dream Island.”
Commenting on the opening of Nappa Dori’s first international boutique, Mr Gautam Sinha said that he is delighted to establish the brand at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi. “The Nappa Dori design philosophy is rooted in India but inspired by the nostalgia of travel. It’s a tribute to intrepid travellers who enjoy discovering new frontiers and have a taste for fine aesthetics. It is a perfect match for the sophisticated clientele of PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi which in itself embodies contemporary design with a naturally modern feel and touches of avant-garde.”
Meaning ‘Dream Island’ in the Maldivian tongue, PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is an exclusive luxury resort, located just a 35 minute speedboat ride away from the international airport near the capital, Male. Encircled by one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, this private island paradise is home to the world’s first and only underwater spa.
Nappa Dori, which translated literally means ‘leather and thread’, offers bespoke luggage and travel accessories that are a tribute to quintessential Indian sensibilities and blended perfectly with contemporary interpretations in design, material and craftsmanship to complement any journey.
Nappa Dori at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi is located in the Lair, the resort’s lounge and library. For more information or to make a booking at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi go to www.peraquum.com/huvafenfushi