Maka Maka's Story

Where it all began

With an MBA in E-Commerce from Georgia State University and a BBA from University of Georgia, Mitun had been working in corporate America for a decade when she decided to pursue entrepreneurial projects.  A passion for design and a strong penchant for Social Entrepreneurship led to the birth of the predecessor of MAKA MAKA known as Rajboori, which, was a luxury home textiles company based out of Vancouver, Canada.  With an excellent pairing of Mitun’s business experience and global inspired contemporary design aesthetic, Rajboori’s  Premiere Collection was launched in North America at the New York International Gift Fair in Jan 2009 and in Europe at Maison & Objet in Sep 2009.

During her travels to different parts of the world, Mitun explored many artisanal works of art, and visited some great concept stores.  The need was evolving for a space of her own with a vision to showcase her designs and some hidden treasures she found during her travels and interactions.  To make this vision a reality a new concept was developed; where patrons would come to a “home” with friendly ambience to explore, discover, and collect unique items that are global, artisanal and eco-friendly.  This would be a destination place, where they could also enjoy some delectable offerings in a Cafe, while enjoying the hospitality of MAKA MAKA.

MAKA MAKA (friend in Hawaiian) was thus born with Mitun Chaudhuri at the helm as Founder and CEO.

Having travelled extensively around the world, Mitun’s home textile collections and choice of fabrics represent a truly international mix of style. She travels within  India frequently to personally source the fabrics and other curated decor objects.  She also works with the artisans directly. This level of personal attention has allowed MAKA MAKA to offer a rare silk such as Peace Silk which is eco-friendly.

Mitun has also been a featured interior design expert on one of Vancouver’s most popular television stations, Channel M.