Top Interior Designers in India
Giving life to empty spaces, here is a list of India's top 15 interior designers
Interior design in India has gone to another level altogether with plush residences being the order of the day not just in metros but also in smaller towns and cities.
Not just residences but offices have upped their design game, with ample research backing design needs. Hotels come with design guidelines and pose as trend setters combining creativity and sustainability.
Good design is considered to be a fusion of styles and functions and the challenge is not just to create something aesthetic, but something that combines form and function in a unique fashion.
Designing the interiors of a space is no more a contractors job, and there is no longer a ready to grab combination. If you're looking for style, hire a specialist in designing spaces, and you will not regret your decision once.
We've scouted around to bring to you a list of top interiors designers in India. Take your pick.
Founder-partner at Delhi-based company, Morphogenesis, Manit Rastogi is an expert at combining sound design with sustainability and creativity. His work has won several Indian and international design awards included being ranked as India's top interior designer by several media houses.
Some of his well-known projects include the Pearl Academy in Jaipur, Chettinad Health City Auditorium and Harley Davidson Corporate Office, Gurgaon
Tanya Gani's work is spread across India, Italy, Middle East and Nepal. Along with residential projects, she has also been designing restaurants and bars. Tanya Gani graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, India and completed her Masters in Interior Design from Florence, Italy where she was awarded the Elite Student Award of the FDA.
Wife of celebrated Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, Gouri Khan has earned herself a distinguished place in the field of interior designing. Her portfolio includes designing of various Bollywood celebrity homes and also plush residences in the Middle East. Her studio - The Design Cell in Mumbai has been a result of her passion for interior design.
In the course of his working career of over three decades, Ambrish Arora trained and worked as a boat designer before moving to Spatial Design. He founded Studio Lotus in 2002 along with Sidhartha Talwar & Ankur Choksi. The Studio is acknowledged as a thought leader in the country for their work in the domain of Architecture and Spatial Design.
Former Bollywood actor Twinkle Khanna is one of the earliest celebrity interior designers in India. She began her career in 1998 as a Site Supervisor for a renowned Mumbai Architect. In 2000, she started her Interior Design firm and subsequently founded The White Window - a home furnishing retail store. She has successfully managed residential, commercial, retail and hospitality design projects.
Monica Khanna has to her credit the designing of the interiors of two luxury trains - The Palace on Wheels and The Royal Orient. She is considered to be one of India's most reputed interior designer.
Sussanne Khan is a celebrity interior designer in India. She has obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design from Blooks College, California. In 2005, she shifted focus to furniture design. Her client list includes Bollywood actors - Priyanka Chopra and Rani Mukherjee.
Her forte lies in creating stylish urban designs. One of her most reputed projects is the designing of the Angasana Oasis Spa and Resort. Her acclaimed hospitality project is that of Oakwood Service Apartments.
Based out of Hyderabad, Aamir Sharma is behind the designing of Testa Rosa Cafe and Lotus Palace Restaurants. One cannot help but notice creative imagination in all his work that make it different from the work of other designers. Aamir Sharma is a dynamic yet thoughtful designer whose work is invariably modern 'with an eclectic twist'. He likes to describe his designs as 'creative and playful'. Aamir and Hameeda Interior Designers and Contractors (AANDH) deliver chic, refined interiors with luxurious finishes and occasional bursts of daring colour or modern geometrics. AANDH is headed by the husband wife duo Aamir and Hameeda.
Shabnam Gupta runs a designer studio called - The Orange Lane. She specializes in both commercial and residential projects. Her expertise is in techniques related to space management to make the best out of the least.
Based out of Mumbai, Rajiv Saini owns the firm Rajiv Saini & Associates. The firm was set up in 1995 and since then has completed a plethora of projects like the Marriott Hotel (Goa), Devigarh Hotel Udaipur and a number of premium residences in India, Thailand, Dubai and the U.S. Rajiv Saini's firm was selected as one of the Top 5 Design Studios by the U.K. based magazine Wallpaper.
Sunita Kohli has earned herself prestigious projects in architectural restoration. She was on the list of top rated interior designers in India in 2015. One of her most reputed projects is the restoration of Rashtrapati Bhawan in 2016. Her other assignments include restoration and decoration of the Parliament House Colonnade, the Prime Minister's Office and Hyderabad House in New Delhi. She specialises in research based designing.
Lipika Sud's work spreads across residential, corporate office and designing of hotel spaces. She has been a proud recipient if the prestigious title of Best Design Professional of 2012. She is the Founder Director of 'Lipika Sud Interiors Pvt. Ltd' and 'Dimension Designers Pvt. Ltd' and has been practicing Interior Design for over two decades (since 1989) .She also runs Art n Aura- an Art services company. She is currently the President of The Guild of Designers & Artists and Immediate Past Chairperson of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers - DRC.
Mumbai based Ajay Shah has mastered the art of designing retail spaces. Besides that, he also designs industrial and architectural structures.
With over two decades of experience to back her work, Pinky Pandit founded Modus Design Studio in 2012. The firm provides architecture, planning and interior design solutions for both residential and commercial spaces. She has worked on varied assignments in terms of scale, typology and design and she is one of the leading architects and interior designers in hospitality and luxury residences in the country today.
The demand for interior designing is at its all time high in India keeping in mind the need for a fine living.