Interior Designing is an important artistic and creative occupation to improve the ambience of any space. Every property whether residential or commercial needs an aesthetic vibe to fully utilize the potential and inherent beauty of a space. In a perennially busy city like Mumbai, you need the best interior designer firms to help you build a space in which you can live your life with ease and which reflects your unique sense of style and individuality. Gone are the days of repetitive classical designing styles which were more or less confined to the same design in the name of luxury. With a strong sense of individuality emerging in today’s time, home owners are less concerned about fads and trends and want their spaces, be it residential of commercial, to be imbibed with their own unique philosophy and carry the imprint of their unique selves. Thus today it has become an absolute necessity to find an interior design professional who not only understands aesthetic appeal but is also able to fuse functionality with it. This holds true especially in large cities like New York and Mumbai, where spaces are cramped and full utilization of available space in a creative manner is a top priority.
As one of India’s top real estate consultants we know that the search for the right home and the search for a good interior design specialist happens simultaneously. So here we present to you a list of top 10 professionals in this field who have mastered their professions while maintaining the optimum level of luxury and sophistication that a home buyer needs to have in his / her dream home.
These ten interior design firms are amongst the very best that you will find working in the field in India today. These designers design not just homes but also corporate offices, gastro-bars, restaurants, hotels, resorts, holiday villas and other architectural concepts.
List of Best Interior Design Firms Mumbai:
1. ZZ Architects
At the very top of our list is ZZ Architects. ZZ Architects is a multidisciplinary design firm led by architects Zubin Zainuddin and Krupa Zubin. Over the past few years this talented duo has emerged as the Design firm of choice for most luxury residential projects and home owners in Mumbai. The duo leads a team of over 60 Architects and Interior Designers who branch out into various specialized departments and work with clients in cities across India and abroad. They have received a plethora of awards and accolades that have been bestowed upon them by various leading Indian design journals. The firm’s philosophy of ’every detail counts’ is deeply embedded in their design style and approach. Their high-profile clientele includes CEO’s and directors of companies like Nirmal Bang, Sterling Developers, Emkay, Kalpataru group, Trends Pharmaceuticals and have been the interior designers responsible for designing the homes of high profile personalities from the world of business, films and politics. The agency is headquartered in Lower Parel, Mumbai.
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USP: They have mastered the art of blending the unusual and eccentric with sophistication and luxury.
A-403, Prathmesh Tower,
Raghuvanshi Mills Compound,
Next to Palladium Mall,
Lower Parel (W),
Website – https://zzarchitects.net/
2. Talati & Partners
Talati and Partners is one of the oldest and most reputed interior design firms in the country. With over 50 years of experience, Talati and Partners or TPA as they are known in the industry are a full service interior design firm specializing in architecture, interior design among other things. Founded by Noshir D. Talati in the year 1964, TPA has to their credit several high profile luxury residential and commercial projects. With over 300 employees and a work portfolio spanning across 45 million square feet, TPA has emerged as a mega firm in the interior designing world in India and abroad. Their interior design team can work with home owners and deliver a diverse and customized variety of design styles from contemporary to classic to modern and eclectic. Their work style is to work with their clients as partners, aiming to understand a client’s requirements and her individual desires and identity. The firm’s philosophy is “Distinction is in the detail”. With the famous “Parsi” integrity in tow, the firm tolerates zero compromise in materials and quality and go out of their way to ensure that your home will be a one-of-a-kind paradise for years to come.
USP: Their projects ooze luxury and timeless style.
Talati & Partners LLP
Ceejay House, Level 6, Shiv Sagar Estate,
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli
Mumbai – 400 018
Website – https://www.tparch.net
3. Neterwala & Aibara
Founded by Phiroza Neterwala and Sunu Aibara, the firm aims to create functional livable spaces that are timelessly relevant. Founded by the two partners over three decades ago, these low profile interior designers have constantly evolved their craft which is fuelled by their passion for travel and discovery. Their interior design style is a modern distillation of design. They do that by blending the best of contemporary style, functionality and sophistication with the final creation always reflecting the inique personalities of their clients. The firm offers highly customized design solutions in interior design, spatial planning and they even provide art consultation. With projects spanning across India and the UAE, Neterwala and Aibara is the go-to firm for an artful take on design.
USP: “Beauty lies in equal parts form and function” has been their lifelong philosophy.
8th Floor, Discovery of India,
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli
Mumbai – 400 018
Website – https://www.neterwalaaibara.com/
4. Rajiv Saini and Associates
An interior designer, an architect, a product designer and a true artist at heart, this young multi-talented Interior Designer has made a name for himself in interior design circles over the last two and a half decades. Founded in 1995, Rajiv Saini and Associates (RSA) has cemented their reputation as one of the leading interior design firms in India. The firm blends contemporary design with beautifully crafted details. The firm chiefly specialises in residential and hospitality design. RSA works closely with each client to understand where they are coming from in terms of preferences and style to synthesize a unique solution that is coherent from a design point of view and is relevant to the person’s life. Highly ranked in India and abroad, RSA’s vast portfolio encompasses a luxurious and tasteful design palette that is guaranteed to wow the luxury home buyer. Rajiv Saini was invited to represent India at the exhibition ‘Global Edit’ by Wallpaper magazine and Giorgio Armani in 2006 in Milan, Italy. His designs and ideas have been exhibited at many international platforms, including the most prestigious trade fair, “Salonne Del Mobile” aka The Milan Fair. His Current portfolio encompasses an array of architectural and interior design projects such as hotels, resorts, high-end homes, office buildings, schools etc.
USP: Spatial purity, a restrained luxurious material palette combined with subtle textural tactility, and impeccable quality.
9, Jer Mansion,
Off Turner Rd, Tata Blocks,
Mumbai, – 400 050
5. reD – Research & Enquiry into Design
A relatively young but one of the fastest growing interior design firms, reD has definitely earned its way to the top. reD was established in the year 2004 by a team of design professionals who fekt empowered to set up a design practice that would have a process-oriented approach towards design. Keeping the client’s goals and requirements on top the firm aimed to fulfuil the client’s goals through the process of research. The firm is led by a group of highly motivated designers – Rajiv Parekh, Ekta Parekh, Apurva Shroff and Maithali Raut. Not one to fall for fads and quick trends, the firm aims to create a rather deeper meaning when it comes to their projects. The prime motto of the firm is to carefully research and study a clients taste and create a space accordingly. With a very versatile portfolio of satisfied clients ranging from corporates of the country to designing homes for Bollywood celebs like Shahrukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar etc, this is one firm to watch out for.
USP: They strive to find creative and innovative responses that are specific to site, client and proposed users.
Veer Nariman Marg,
Prabhadevi, Mumba – 400 025
Website – https://www.redarchitects.in/
Trying to combine the familiar with the new, Zarir Mullan and Seema Puri’s firm SEZA aims at crystallizing creativity in their projects. Having worked and trained under the renowned architects Hafeez Contractor and Noshir D. Talati, the duo has built a solid foundation from which their vision and work ethic has stemmed. The duo specialise in creating designs that are contextual and of contemporary flavor yet rooted in tradition. The firm has consistently been rated as one of the top architecture and design firms in the Indian subcontinent.
PWP Office Bldg., Grd. Floor, Off Mahim Causeway,
Behind Swami Vivekananda Garden, Mahim(W)
Mumbai – 400 016
7. Ashiesh Shah
Architect & Designer Ashiesh Shah‘s name needs no introduction in the world of luxury home interiors in Mumbai. Having started his career in New York City in the mid-2000’s post graduation from the Parson’s School of Design armed with a degree in Interior Architecture, Ashiesh’s work blends the fine line between art, architecture and design. Ashiesh’s portfolio is extensive and diverse ranging from officd spaces to luxury penthouses and duplexes to concept stores and restaurants. His roster of clients reads like a who’s who of Indian celebrities such as Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Chef Hemant Oberoi and many more such luminaries spanning the world of films, art and finance. The Japanase philosophy of Wabi-Sabi informs his art which in turn influences his vision of space and his choice of materials. Ashiesh Shah was titled the “Elle Décor Designer of the Year” in 2016 and is named as one amongst the 50 most influential designers working in architecture and design in India today by Architectural Digest. Apart from being an architect and an interior designer, Ashiesh Shah is also an art collector who frequently curates exhibits of art, crafts and designs.
USP: His aesthetic is described as beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
A 77, Kailash Nagar
Forjett Hill, Tardeo
Mumbai – 400 007
8. Sarah Sham
One of the top contemporary interior designers in the country, Sarah Sham is known for her minimalistic yet eye catching design style. This young designer has grown considerably in a short span of time and is highly active on her popular social media handles where she talks about all things design. With her instagram page, Essajees Atelier having reached over 100 k followers, this multi-talented artist is winning hearts with her fresh take on designing. Earthy, bright, airy and lively are the adjectives we would use to describe her style. Her firm “Essajess Atelier” is the interior design offshoot to her family’s century old, highly-acclaimed family-led company that deals in antiques and high-end bespoke furnitures. Sarah’s projects include multiple health care centres and the private home of celebrated nutritionist, Anjali Mukerjee. She has also worked on homes at holiday destinations such as Alibaug, Goa, Pawna and Lonavala besides setting up a wine bar and fine dining restaurant. Currently, Sarah is working on various projects such as restaurants, homes, gyms, offices, retail stores and holiday homes apart from primary residences.
USP: Covering the entire gamut of interior designing, right from styling bachelor-specific apartments to taking on projects of houses with no walls, plumbing or ceiling – setting up spaces from scratch, literally.
Ground Floor, Lansdowne House,
Battery Street, Behind Regal Cinema,
Colaba, Apollo Bandar,
Mumbai – 400 001
9. Sussanne Khan – The Charcoal Project
Awarded Asia’s most influential Designer by Designers of The Year Awards (DOTY), Sussane Khan is another name that needs no introduction to Indians and NRI’s the world over. She has reached new heights with her firm – The Charcoal Project. Her contemporary designing style beautifully fuses modern industrial with chiq. She also has her own furniture line under the name ‘Sussanne Khan Pret Home’. She dares to dream the impossible and has made a highly respected and prestigious name in the field. Her 14,000 sq. ft. store in Mumbai has two commanding levels spread over 2 floors and presents lines by premier global and Indian designers Andrew Martin, Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla among others. Armed with a curious mind and a fertile imagination, Sussanne Khan uses her talents to create diverse design stories inspired by medieval and ancient art and architecture. Her signature style embodies a seamless blending of industrial masculine tone with feminine classical shabby chic. Sussanne’s work today delves into fusion architecture, interior design play and original product design. Sussanne designs for private residences, retail spaces, corporate offices, destination villas and architectural concepts.
USP: Her belief that luxury is about emotion and design is the tool.
Azad Nagar 2,
Mumbai – 400 047
10. Shabnam Gupta – The Orange Lane
Eccentric, edgy and otherworldly, these are the prime features of any space designed by this internationally acclaimed Designer. Knowing very early on in life that designing was her passion, she brings to the world a meticulous blend of art and storytelling though her spaces. Her most famous project was the rustic, fluid and lavish home of the Late Irrfan Khan. She has designed various homes, popular restaurant chains and retail outlets as well. The Orange Lane was conceptualised in the year 2003 and after growing by leaps and bounds over the years is now a major force to reckon with in the world of Interior Design. Leveraging it’s success on it’s principal designer Shabnam Gupta and her trusted team of talented designers, The Orange Lane team creates chic and artistic interiors while appealing to those with good taste and diverse design influences. More recently, Shabnam has executed the gorgeously eccentric interiors for actress Kangana Ranaut’s mountain retreat home. Apart from celebrity homes, Shabnam has also been responsible for the remarkably edgy interiors of the Bar Stock Exchange brand of resto-bars and restaurants like the earthy Tanjore Tiffin Room and award-winning apartments and memorable retail outlets like Pepperfry.
USP: Shabnam Gupta lends her distinctive style to every space she has touched, crafting a poem out of it, in her one-of-a-kind design style.
190, Turner Road,
Mumbai – 400 050.