Contemporary aesthetics, with clean lines and sharp designs, may appeal to many. But there are several who love all things vintage. Among them is Etsy India head Himanshu Wardhan. “For me, modern tech (as far as gadgets go) do not capture design aesthetics. They are sleek, the functionality is great, but there is very little uniqueness on the design front,” Wardhan said.
This has also been instrumental in developing his interest in vintage tech collectibles. A recent purchase was a blue typewriter. This ticked two boxes: One, it is bluecoloured (important, as it fit in with the ‘coastal’ theme of Wardhan’s room); and two, he wanted something that could actually be used.
He hopes to use the typewriter at least once a month. “I haven’t started using it yet. But when I do, I hope to write letters to my daughter. Just my reflections about my job, new places I visit, etc. I want to create this vintage expression of emotion for her when she grows up,” Wardhan said.