Advisor – Suresh Heblikar
A National Award winning Director and Actor, a noted Environmentalist, Suresh Heblikar, is the driving force behind Rustic Motifs. As an advisor to Rustic Motifs, he kindles our interest in the environment and concern for the artists who belong to the unorganised sector. It is this inspiration which enables Rustic Motifs’ to identify the unique skills of the artisans who make the finest products for us and
Founders – Avantika Heblikar & Merlin Francis
The first time you meet Avantika & Merlin, you might
just think of us as an odd pair. To most, we might come across as two very different individuals. How different? As different as chalk would taste from cheese in your mouth :). Know us a little more and you will be amazed at how similar we are. And that is what makes Rustic Motifs special. It is a dream we both shared individually in our past life and feel we were meant to come together and give it form.
Our union was inevitable 😉 We have too many things in common, a background in PR & Marketing, a decade old friendship, a will to make a meaningful contribution to the world we live in, the dream of travelling the length and breadth of our country, discovering her people, culture, and cuisines, the craving for some sinful Corner House ice cream on our low days, the knack of coming up with some of the wackiest ideas and translating them into something valuable, lots of patience to manage our crazy households ruled by our hyperactive preschoolers…….and now many of you out there who have become a part of our journey together………
Technology – Rony Gabriel
Rony is our go-to man for most things that sound like technology and geek. He is our best bet in deciphering both.
A post graduate from IIT Mumbai, he is also our first sounding board for ideas, even though we have to painfully watch them being massacred by his comprehensive analysis until we are successful in separating the wheat from the chaff. Now you know, who to reach out to if you find any flaws with our online store or store experience.