Aahana holds a Master of Architecture from PennDesign with a Historic Preservation Minor, enhancing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. At PennDesign, she led the Penn Student Design and Women in Architecture group, promoting women's role in the field. As Principal Architect at ABM alongside her father, Alfaz Miller, she blends modern living with an Eastern cultural ethos in diverse projects.
Aahana's prowess earned her a spot on Forbes India's The Bold Club - The Design Next Gen '30 under 45'. She curated the Urban Design and Architecture Vertical at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in 2023. Combining Fine Arts and Graphic Design background, she introduces freshness and new technologies like BIM and parametric modelling at ABM. Her design philosophy harmonizes Indian roots and contemporary education, seen in projects like Bungalow at Jajpur and Bangalore International Airport T1 Domestic Lounge, where Indian aesthetics merge with modernity, using vibrant colours and diverse materials.
Armed with a Bachelor's degree from Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum, and a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Aditi leads the Landscape + Sustainability division at The Purple Ink Studio.
Her journey in landscape architecture began as an intern with Integrated Design (InDe), Bengaluru, under the guidance of the esteemed Landscape architect Mohan Rao. Her dedication and expertise led her to become an Associate Architect, where she actively contributed to a multitude of environmental design projects, specializing in landscape design and sustainability.
Abraham John Architects was founded in 1967, principled by Abraham John and Alan Abraham. With a strong focus on reconnecting architecture with nature, Alan's design philosophy emphasizes optimal space utilization, the use of natural materials, and the integration of landscape elements. Over the years, he has crafted transformative spaces for various clients, including private individuals, NGOs, and corporates. With a focus on attention to detail and customization, Alan's innovative approach has earned his firm a reputation for creating unique and sustainable environments.
Alfaz Miller has harnessed his interests in sketching, science, and math to build a thriving career. After graduating from J.J. School of Architecture in 1972, he founded ABM Architects. The firm thrives under his leadership and is known for adept design, ethical practices, and business acumen.
Miller gained prominence with the restoration of ANZ Grindlay's Fort office in 1989, solidifying ABM's reputation for solution-oriented design and enduring quality. Guiding the firm, he's overseen various projects—banks, offices, airport lounges, and residences—each tailored to clients' needs.
Alfaz's design prowess spans from intricate artistry to large-scale architectural endeavours. As a principal architect, he's garnered awards, fueling his drive to leave a significant mark on the architectural landscape. His achievements underscore his genuine passion and true calling for design.
Aman Aggarwal is the Principal Architect at Charged Voids, an architecture and design practice renowned for infusing built forms with a spiritual character, embracing the elements and responding to climate. Influenced by Le Corbusier's modernism and trained under Pritzker Prize-winning architect BV Doshi, Aggarwal's design philosophy seeks to bridge the past and future for a sense of temporal continuity. His visionary leadership has led Charged Voids to excel in notable projects, including WAF 2019 finalists - Student Hostel for Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Office 543 in Mohali, and Residence 91. Under his guidance, the firm has grown from a duo to a dynamic team of twenty, passionately pursuing creative excellence and growth.
Amitha Madan is the driving force behind Treelight Design, established in 2015. Her practice encompasses architecture, interior, and product design, marked by a meticulous understanding of briefs, thorough research, innovative planning, and material exploration. Notably, her designs emphasize inventive construction details that accentuate material geometry, resulting in a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality.
Anand Menon, the co-founder of ADND, is an architect distinguished by his multifaceted profile. He earned his degree from the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture in Mumbai and has since embarked on a journey marked by creative excellence.
Anand's professional trajectory includes remarkable achievements, such as contributing to the conservation of the iconic Rajabhai Clock Tower in Mumbai and engaging in the design and development of expansive malls and buildings in Dubai. At ADND, Anand's design sensibilities blend seamlessly with his co-founder, Shobhan Kothari's, creating a unique creative synergy.
Beyond his architectural pursuits, Anand is a celebrated painter; his artistic expressions enrich his design thinking, infusing his projects with a unique visual perspective. Additionally, his passion for sports, fitness, and nature shines through as he finds inspiration and rejuvenation through outdoor activities and treks, fueling the innovative ideas he brings to the table.
Andre Camara and his wife operate an architecture studio in Bengaluru. Hailing from Goa, he has a strong affinity for the coast. His passion for the outdoors translates into gardening, riding, and exploring. Beyond his architectural pursuits, Andre has developed a fondness for writing, ignited by his travel journals. Motorbikes, travel, and design hold special places in his heart.
Anshul earned his degree in architecture from MIT Manipal in 1996, spent six years as a senior associate architect with Khosla Associates in Bangalore, and then, at 30, founded Sanctuary Architects and Designers in Bangalore. His influences include his favourite architect, Mies Van Der Rohe (often known as "the father of Modern architecture"), Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Peter Zumthor, and Philippe Starck. He is passionate about spirituality, travel, music, and the arts and is influenced by minimalism. The company attempts to reinterpret traditional colour references found in traditional art and craft, such as stone carvings and metal castings. As that is the aesthetic that comes to him the most naturally, Chodha enjoys designing environments that must be unobtrusive but include re-invention.
An architect and interior designer with over thirty years of professional experience, Canna Patel is a force to reckon with in the industry. She is the chairperson of HCP Interior Design Pvt. Ltd. (HCPID). Focus on detailing and integration of art is rampant in her interiors and architecture, demarcating this to be her trademark. She has completed her education at renowned educational institutions such as CEPT and U.C. Berkley. Over the years, she has worked overtime to reshape the design narrative with her public architectural designs, commercial outings, and residential projects.
Farah Agarwal, the visionary Founder of Chestnut Storeys, leads a Chennai-based design firm specialising in luxury design and décor. With an innate eye for stylish detail since her youth, Farah's journey into interior design began with a passion for creating enlivened spaces and captivating moods. Studying at the IDeA Worldwide Fashion & Design School in Bengaluru solidified her calling, propelling her into the world of design. Starting as a freelancer, Farah gradually expanded her expertise and technical know-how, eventually establishing Chestnut Storeys in 2014. Known for her relentless eye for detail and intuitive design aesthetic, she adapts seamlessly to each client's unique requirements, making her a leading tastemaker in the South and beyond.
Farah's excellence in design earned her prestigious awards, including CMO Asia's Design Excellence Award for "Best Young Designer" in Asia and Femina's World Women Leadership Award. Her projects consistently rank among the top 5 in the country by popular polls and renowned juries. Recognised as one of the Top 50 Next Generation Designers in India, Farah's influence in the industry is undeniabl
Gunjan, an architect with a keen eye for detail, pursued city and regional planning studies at Clemson University in the US. Her skills range from macro-level city planning to intricate interior development. While her expertise lies in residential design, she has lent her talents to diverse multidisciplinary projects.
Actively engaged in IIID's Bangalore Chapter, Gunjan has held roles as Hon. Treasurer (2017–19) and currently serves as Hon. Secretary. She's involved in student projects, sits on a college committee, contributes to SWAP (Social Warehouse Project), and plays a role in event planning and Antarya magazine.
Having graduated from BMS College of Engineering in 1991 and later earning a master's degree from Clemson University, Gunjan is affiliated with COA, IIA, and IIID. Her project success can be attributed to her sophisticated understanding of design aesthetics and her practical approach to meeting client needs. Passionate about education, she's held positions at Ramaiah & Jain College and has been part of various juries and workshops nationwide with Asian Paints.
A Hundred Hands is a nonprofit trust that empowers artisans, crafters, and makers to earn a fair and sustainable living from their handmade creations. Their vision is to cultivate a world that cherishes the beauty of handmade crafts in our daily lives. A Hundred Hands believes that the act of crafting by hand is an innate human instinct rooted in the ancient desire to express individuality and create beauty. In a fast-paced world of mass production and instant gratification, they advocate for the value of handcrafting as a pathway to slow down, reduce stress, find joy in simplicity, and lead more creative, content, and fulfilling lives.
AK International is India’s premier distributor of premium and luxurious home audio and video brands and cutting-edge home theatre systems. Through strategic partnerships with system integration experts, they offer a seamless journey to conceptualise, design, and deliver unparalleled audio and video solutions tailored to your residences, vacation homes, conference spaces, and corporate headquarters.
Marrying technological brilliance with artistic finesse, their advanced audio and video solutions give rise to bespoke media rooms, immersive home cinemas, multi-room audio-visual setups, and integrated light and home control systems. Embodying an entirely new standard in quality, aesthetics, and performance within the home entertainment sector, they redefine integrated design for their clientele.
Initiated in 2009 by the visionary Shibani Jain, Baaya’s inaugural establishment in Lower Parel bores the imprint of diverse influences, seamlessly interweaving the essence of Indian heritage and global inspirations. Guided by the spirit of preserving and uplifting age-old crafts, Baaya crafts a narrative that celebrates the intricate brilliance of traditional artistry while embracing contemporary flair. Shibani Jain’s ingenuity, channelled through Baaya, breathes life into the cherished artisanal dreams, illuminating their path to recognition and prominence.
From the modest balcony to the sun-kissed terrace, from petite backyards to sprawling grounds, Beruru caters to diverse outdoor areas, infusing them with character and charm. Having traversed the globe, Beruru presents an eclectic collection encompassing plants, planters, garden accessories, decor, and furniture, seamlessly embracing interior and al fresco environments. With a commitment to enriching every facet of outdoor living, Beruru embodies a mission - to emerge as the quintessential outdoor lifestyle brand, catering to homes and gardens of all dimensions.
Crimson Art Gallery in Bengaluru is a haven for art enthusiasts, offering diverse artworks, from paintings to photographs. With a prestigious roster of artists that includes luminaries like M F Husain, this elegant gallery strives to showcase the rich tapestry of Indian art, spanning various styles and genres. If you're keen-eyed, you may acquire some of these exceptional artworks at attractive prices to adorn your space.
Emanating elegance and creativity, DeeTee Home is the brainchild of Devashree and Tanushree Sharma. The brand redefines living spaces with meticulously handcrafted furniture that transcends trends. Each piece reflects meticulous attention to detail, celebrating the beauty of natural materials like wood, cane, stone, concrete, and metal.
Crafted by skilled artisans, DeeTee Home’s creations are the hallmark of every design, promising uniqueness in form and texture. With rustic woods, intricate cane weaves, and sleek metals, DeeTee Home’s collection transforms spaces into narratives of elegance.
Escape by Creatomy is renowned for its meticulously crafted hand-made items, characterised by contemporary aesthetics and truly unique designs. Founded by Prateek Sabharwal under the Creatomy banner, Escape emerged from a desire to transcend the confines of conventional client briefs. It was conceived as a realm where the ordinary is left behind, and the boundary between furniture and art is beautifully blurred.
Escape’s creations encompass furniture, lifestyle products, and decor accessories thoughtfully crafted through the fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern sensibilities. Central to Escape’s ethos is the belief that exemplary design should be accessible to all, enhancing user experiences by elevating functionality.
Originating from the principle of giving customers the best in quality and service, Fairdeal Electronics was established as a partnership firm by Kadir Fruitwala and his sons, Aamir and Aabid Fruitwala, entrepreneurs with astute business acumen and foresight. From a small electronics showroom in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai, in 2000, Fairdeal Electronics has long since evolved into one of Mumbai’s leading chains of electronic superstores, now having expanded to major cities across India, with a team of professional managers delivering on the promise of servicing customer needs and efficient post-sales services.
With aesthetically designed and conveniently located showrooms, Fairdeal Electronics caters to customers of all budgets and preferences. After more than four decades of successful operations through customer-focused policies and an intuitive understanding of emerging markets, Fairdeal Electronics has become a trusted name synonymous with quality electronics and consumer durables today.
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