Remember the attractive girl from the Titan Raga watch ad, besides seeing her on the cover and fashion features of numerous classy magazines? Yes, we are talking about super model, the tall and lissom, Tapur Chatterji. Quite a sensation on the ramp in the ’90s, Tapur Chatterjee is the granddaughter of legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Now, she is in news again for the career crossover she has just made. Moving on from the glamour world, Tapur has recently become an entrepreneur by foraying into the world of design and interiors in a big way and launching Tapur Chatterji – Design & Décor!
Not many may know, but Tapur has a background in art and architecture, having graduated from the Rachna School of Art and Architecture. Armed with her decade-long experience in the fashion world, she is all set to breathe aesthetics into her design venture.
Tapur Chatterji – Design & Décor has already done projects for none other than Kareena Kapoor Khan and Soha Ali Khan, making her fledgling repertoire an exciting one.
Speaking about her new venture, she says, “Designing has always been my childhood dream. While modelling was accidental, designing was destined. When I design something, I am creating a brand-new extension of myself and this process is quite exciting.” As for her design inspiration, Tapur has a self-confessed love for structured patterns that evolve in a fluid and innovative way. “There is a lot of Moorish architecture that influences my line of thought,” she adds rather professionally.
Meanwhile, Soha Ali Khan is already a fan of Tapur’s work. “Tapur designed Inaaya’s nursery and it was perfect. She executed our vision perfectly. She has impeccable taste and is thorough in her work, personally overseeing every tiny detail until it is exact. She extends herself beyond the scope of work and is such a wonderful person to work with on something as precious and potentially stressful as designing your baby’s room.”
Before we end, here’s a little trivia. On the international front, supermodels like Kate Moss and Lindsey Wixson, amongst others, have successfully dabbled in interior design and architecture.
Certainly, a sensible move by our own Chatterji! Hope she realises all her designing dreams…