Our Story

Bungalow was started in the summer of 2004 after many years of fiddling with the idea of my own business. I have traveled throughout India and South Asia for the past 14 years and I have lived and studied in the Himalayas as part of my Bachelors Degree in Indian Filologi from the University of Aarhus.

Today India is literally my second home. My husband is from the beautiful state of Kerala in South India, where we keep our second home and spend our holidays.

I have always been fascinated by the beauty and colours of India and intrigued by the traditional crafts, which are still very much alive. I like the fact that the products I present have a story and has been created by real people rather than mere machinery.

My real passion is the Indian patterns of paisleys, florals, borders and repetition of motifs, and the art of block-printing was a “love at first sight” for me. My collections of block-printed home textiles are of the best quality block-printing available in India today and have been designed and produced in collaboration with the finest craftsmen.

The art of block-printing is thousands of years old and has always been a source of inspiration for textile designers around the world. Provencal prints, for example, is directly influenced by Indian block-prints.

It is my aim to create contemporary designs by combining the Indian inspiration with modern colours and aesthetics. I hope that my products will bring colour and joy to your own bungalow!

Minna Hildebrandt