With a decade of experience, Rahul leads Open Atelier in bold and sophisticated design ventures, spanning residential, commercial, hospitality, and corporate domains. Grounded in clients' needs, his team crafts distinctive spaces, embracing innovation and future-forward experiences. Rahul's philosophy merges automation, bespoke aesthetics, and advanced materials, resulting in elegant and inclusive environments. His "less is more" approach shines through interplays of form, themes, and smart tech.
Founded in 2013, Open Atelier draws inspiration from Rahul's artistic pursuits, once rooted in music. Formerly part of a multinational design firm, Rahul also imparts wisdom as a visiting professor. His zeal for materials drives constant innovation, evident in global projects from Dubai to Florida.
As a versatile architect, Rudraksh excels in conceptualizing designs and client interactions, leading project teams from inception to completion. With a diverse portfolio spanning commercial, hospitality, residential, and urban planning sectors, he showcases expertise in technical and construction aspects, ensuring successful project delivery within budget and schedule. As a managing partner, he drives business expansion and fosters strong client relationships through effective leadership and communication skills. With over 13 years of experience, his focus lies in crafting artful solutions for complex problems, combining technical knowledge with meticulous attention to detail. Rudraksh's design approach harmoniously integrates the natural and built environment, creating innovative and sustainable solutions that cater to the unique needs of each project and its inhabitants.
The undisputed young champion of modern Indian design, Shantanu Garg, is a dynamic interior designer and architect. His design practice, Shantanu Garg Design, advocates transforming design into idiosyncratic concepts, turning them into compositions derived primarily from customisation. With the quest to create spaces that are an amalgamation of international design aesthetics and functionality whilst catering to native demands, research forms an imperative part of the design process at Shantanu Garg Design. For almost a decade, he has designed nearly 85 projects in varied spheres, such as high-rise apartments, retail spaces, corporate and commercial spaces, hospitals, offices, hotels and more.
With over 30 years of experience, Shernavaz Bharucha has become one of India's most remarkable contemporary and modern Interior Designers. Her expertise stems from Bengaluru and expands nationally and internationally with projects across India and London. Specialising in high-end residential and hospitality projects, today, Shernavaz Interiors is a reflection of her evolution in style and meticulous designs in the A&D industry. Her long list of satisfied clients deeply values her attention to detail, dedication to workmanship, and prominence on a versatile, multidisciplinary approach.
Founders of Quirk Studio, Disha Bhavsar and Shivani Ajmera, work in complete sync with each other on every project they undertake. They bring their expertise and individual ideologies to the table, further enriching the design process and its final outcome. With a pragmatic approach, an inclination towards experimentation, and a clear vision for each project, the duo has worked on and realised a number of residential and commercial spaces since the inception of their firm in 2013.
A graduate of the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture in Mumbai, Shobhan's architectural journey has been enriched by his diverse experiences. Before co-founding ADND, Shobhan embarked on notable projects, including conserving the historic Rajabhai Clock Tower in Mumbai and contributing to developing large-scale malls and buildings in Dubai. His portfolio boasts a diverse range, from a deaf and mute institute to heritage preservation and modern commercial spaces.
Outside the architectural realm, Shobhan is an avid reader; his intellectual curiosity fuels his design ideas, enriching the narratives he weaves into his projects.
Shobhan, a nature lover, frequently embarks on treks and travels, allowing the beauty of the natural world to rejuvenate his creative spirit. Through these experiences, he brings a touch of the organic into the spaces he crafts.
Torun Mathias is Youkraft's Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), and the co-founder of the company. He was a founding partner of TPL Developers and the Credit Suisse Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics from the University of Chicago before continuing his education at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he majored in Economics. He has completed transactions totalling more than $200 billion, giving him considerable expertise in investment banking M&A. He is a small-scale real estate investor.
Vaishali Mangalvedhekar is a partner at SJK Architects, a Mumbai-based firm she co-founded in 1990 with Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty, and Roshni Kshirsagar. With a team of over 30 professionals, SJK Architects specializes in crafting meticulously designed spaces rooted in climate, culture, history, and technology, tailored to each location and its inhabitants.
Vaishali's passion for precision and technical expertise was instilled at Sir JJ College of Architecture, where she cultivated a deep appreciation for details. She's dedicated to sustainable architecture, evident through her research at IIT Mumbai on climate and energy-conscious design. Her journey at SJK Architects spans over two decades, progressing from a junior architect to a partner. During this time, she has guided talented teams to deliver award-winning projects across diverse sectors, including education, commercial offices, and hospitality. Notable favourites include an automobile design studio for M&M and a spiritually-infused hotel in Bodhgaya.
Vinithra's passion for décor and styling bloomed at a young age as she eagerly helped her mother set up their home each time they moved to a new place. This early fascination with creating beautiful spaces stayed with her throughout her banking career until her love for design took centre stage, giving birth to Weespaces.
As a spirited explorer, Vinithra's travels have inspired her, exposing her to diverse cultures and aesthetics. She has lived in various parts of India and California, so her design aesthetic effortlessly blends California's chic style with unexpected eclectic and colonial elements.
With an experience of 23 years in the architectural design services industry, Zaki's journey began at India's prestigious firm, Talati and Panthaky, where he honed his craft for over a decade. Driven by his passion for establishing a design company, Zaki founded Parthenon Architects, a multi-faceted Architectural and Design studio. With an extensive clientele of over 135 clients from diverse backgrounds across India, including major MNCs, Indian corporates, NGOs, and not-for-profit organizations, Parthenon Architects has become a trusted partner for a wide range of projects. The firm's commitment to understanding each client's unique needs, expectations, and strategic vision ensures that every project is meticulously tailored to perfection. Zaki's design philosophy revolves around creating spaces that meet functional requirements and inspire and transform, embracing the future with innovation and sustainability.
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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