Vizha: A celebration of design, life, and more

Meet Akash Muralidharan, Darshini Narayanan, and Sanjana Susaritha Ravi — the founder trio behind Vizha — an event curation company where food, clothing, design and more meet creativity with a conscious touch.

Destiny brought Akash, Darshini, and Sanjana together – once classmates, now business partners – with a shared passion for architecture and design, after their paths diverged post-graduation from MIDAS, Chennai.

Credits: Studio Sigi

Years ago, Darshini’s wedding reunited the Vizha’s team, leading to a fruitful collaboration. Their respective skills in design, culinary arts, and creativity came together seamlessly as they worked on creating a memorable wedding.

Credits: Studio Sigi

Their combined interest and ideology culminated in the inception of Vizha which was born sometime in April 2021.

Credits: Studio Sigi

The company started with weddings and events but expanded to collaborate on art-related projects nationwide.

Besides designing, it was the team’s shared love for the Tamil language that propelled them to work towards a common goal of promoting all things local and native.

Credits: Ramkumar Ramachandran

Their vision came to life through the Vizha Dinner, which was inspired by the childhood sentiments based on the Tamil calendar.

Credits: Pon Prabakaran

The Vizha dinner series includes four dinner events, each representing the seasonal changes of Tamil months. The dinners celebrate local flavours and ingredients, with three months grouped together to represent a quarter.

Credits: Pon Prabakaran

The first dinner was a trial with friends, but later, the team selectively invited participants who were passionate and familiar with the theme for a more immersive experience.

Credits: Ramkumar Ramachandran

The guests’ enthusiasm for preserving and sharing Tamil culture was remarkable. The dinner conversations went beyond culinary delights and focused on the significance of Tamil months, making it an enriching experience for the Vizha team.

Credits: Pon Prabakaran

This trio has a thirst for knowledge and a passion for exploration, always seeking opportunities for growth. They excel in the kitchen, textiles, and creative design projects, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Credits: Pon Prabakaran

As a multidisciplinary design team, Vizha’s core is not easily definable. The team takes pride in their work as event curators, specialising in weddings and events with a holistic approach. They curate every aspect of the occasion, including menu and design, to provide the best possible experience for their clients.

Credits: Studio Sigi

Weddings and events are one of their specialties. They curate the menu and design the bride and groom’s trousseau to make their special day grand.

Credits: Studio Sigi

The team takes pride in its sustainable practices, using natural materials, and supporting local artisans.

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Their brand mascot, the vazhai maram (banana tree), symbolises prosperity and celebrates every aspect of life. They work closely with artisans to create sustainable experiences, incorporating local materials wherever possible.

Credits: Magesh

Besides weddings, Vizha has carved a name for creative styling for food products, clothing brands, and restaurants.

Credits: Siddarth

The team takes things as they come and aligns them with projects that reflect their design and thought process.

Credits: Ramkumar Ramachandran

They prefer clients who allow them space to experiment and explore. Ethics is also key, and some things are non-negotiable.

Credits: Magesh

The team of designers behind Vizha is passionate about blending local concepts with contemporary designs to create products that encourage a sense of connection with the local and evoke nostalgia.

Credits: Arjun Jawahar

They are currently gearing up for the upcoming calendar launch on Tamil New Year soon and are excited to see what the future holds for Vizha.

Credits: Pon Prabakaran

Excited for the future, the team is ready to overcome any obstacles together. Their journey shows how the universe brings people together to create something magical.

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