Very different than every day!
What’s different thought the wooden chair??
Every morning my routine starts with dusting and cleaning and light from the window come through and plays hide and seek with me. And the music/ the track played while feet’s shuffled in. Excitement was palpable with the way they entered the space.
Of course, Vaidy as he was known as was my occupant.
Being an important ‘chair’ (after all the CEO’s chair – no less), I was made of Teak Wood and polishing and touching every six months. My upkeep was regular.
Was picked up with Vaidy coming in & I was brought in from RusTeak, https://rusteakworld.com/, smart teak wood solutions providing commercial furniture online as well. Sahil was a teakwood buff and he had found his calling with Vaidy coming. They were taking this new venture to greater heights.
Office looked different today and I felt lost and was missing my comfort feeling.
Were there some changes?
Had Vaidy left? (a question I did not want to think of!!….)
I was liking the direction – the setup was taking, and I loved being an important part of it.
It was only yesterday that they were talking about new client and new additions with a great team.
Also meant there was a plan of an addition of a huge table across the open space addition from RusTeak, https://rusteakworld.com/ – they were customizing for us. RusTeak also had started doing commercial furniture online and customizing feature helped us. With exact measurements we would be getting a teak wood table and we would be creating a co-working type of environment. And we were looking at new additions of a lot of young people. New smart teak wood chairs were also a part of the plan.
Of course, me as the big boss chair would be placed as the chosen corner.
There was a light and excitement in the environment – more work, expansion – doing new more exciting things added up!! Passion flowed – late nights and brainstorming was normal.
Designer and Cofounder of RusTeak was in the office for a meeting last week. He had walked in with this cute architect (I think!) whose enthusiasm added to the discussion. She had some amazing suggestions for adding to the comfort and character of the chairs. In the online space of commercial furniture, RusTeak seemed to be as young and enthusiastic like us. We were in harmony in thoughts and ideas and of course the enthusiasm levels.
But that was last week and then there were more discussions – back and forth with designs, budgets – looking at the practicality etc.
A week passed and we continued our journey forward with adding newer ideas and making it more relevant.
What was different this morning?
It was not a Sunday or a weekly off?
Why was their no creak?
No dusting/ cleaning?
No music – which was a part of our new beginnings every morning.
I was lost… this continued only to be opened one day with Jaishankar (our office nerd – who lived next door…) coming in to switch off the mains! Sighing as he went about the chores – not happy – I realized our biggest fear, the viral pandemic had become a reality. It was up close. Life had come to a standstill – And with that came to standstill the plans of expansion, the creation of new designs for the chairs! RusTeak the platform for commercial furniture online, was one of the causality.