Famous interior designer Gauri Khan – The New Indian Express

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Often referred to as the “first lady of Bollywood”, Gauri Khan (née Chhibber) is known as the wife of actor Shah Rukh Khan, but she is much more than that! A famous interior designer in her own right, she was recently named one of India’s most powerful women by a reputable publication. Known for her work with high-profile figures such as Mukesh Ambani, Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren, for whom she has designed spaces in the past, Gauri recently collaborated with Bengaluru-based Bonito Designs, a design studio from tailor-made interior, as a strategic partner. partner and brand ambassador, with the goal of making designer homes more accessible to discerning consumers across the country.

Born and raised in Delhi, Gauri began her foray into design when she completed a fashion design course at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi. In 2002, she and her husband, Shah Rukh Khan, established a film production and distribution company, Red Chillies Entertainment, 11 years after their marriage.

Gauri Khan

However, she first expressed her interest in interior design as a hobby when renovating her bungalow, Mannat. In 2010 she ventured into interior design officially in partnership with Sussanne Khan. In 2014, Gauri launched her first concept store called The Design Cell in Worli, Mumbai; and was invited in 2016 to show her creations at the prestigious Maison et Objet fair in Paris. In 2017, she then launched her own design studio, Gauri Khan Designs in Juhu, Mumbai; and has since collaborated with many brands around the world.

The collaboration with Bonito Designs will now see Gauri (along with fashion designer Manish Malhotra) working on designer homes, leveraging their expertise in the world of interior design. Now operational in Mumbai, Thane and Bengaluru, Bonito Designs plans to launch in Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai over the next 18 months. We find Gauri for a conversation on the partnership, his vision of design, etc…

What led you to choose this field as a career?
I’ve always been fascinated by design; I feel like it comes naturally to me. My training in graphic design and my experiments with charcoal and oil paint helped me to refine my aesthetic sense. The first time I realized design would be my calling was when I designed our Mannat home, and it all fell into place beautifully. I received positive reviews from my friends and family. It gave me the confidence to enter the world of interior design.

What does design mean to you personally?
I have always been captivated by design. Design is an important part of my life and I felt like design and design curation came naturally to me growing up. Design is a means of expression. You can let your imagination run wild when conceptualizing designs. However, when working on a client’s design, their input is the top priority. Couple that with your expertise and you have the recipe for something that can easily be called a work of art.

Why did you choose to be part of Bonito Designs?
I’ve always believed that design exudes a spiritual vibe and allows for limitless creativity. When discussions about collaborating with Bonito Designs came up, I thought it would be a great opportunity to create bespoke homes and experiment by combining my design expertise with Bonito. I like to keep things simple and elegant, and I am convinced that my association with the brand will redefine the paradigms of elegance in interiors. Another thing that caught my eye was the way they customize each house. Their team spends a lot of time understanding customer preferences before working on the design.

What is important when you start a project?
Designing something requires a lot of prior thought and conceptualization. Before working on a project, I sit down and compile the client’s requirements – likes and dislikes, aspirations and dreams. It helps to understand what the people living in the house will use the space for and what they would prefer. Visualizing this goes a long way in generating ideas – that’s what I do before working on a design.

Often referred to as the “first lady of Bollywood”, Gauri Khan (née Chhibber) is known as the wife of actor Shah Rukh Khan, but she is much more than that! A famous interior designer in her own right, she was recently named one of India’s most powerful women by a reputable publication. Known for her work with high-profile figures such as Mukesh Ambani, Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren, for whom she has designed spaces in the past, Gauri recently collaborated with Bengaluru-based Bonito Designs, a design studio from tailor-made interior, as a strategic partner. partner and brand ambassador, with the goal of making designer homes more accessible to discerning consumers across the country. Born and raised in Delhi, Gauri began her foray into design when she completed a fashion design course at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi. In 2002, she and her husband, Shah Rukh Khan, established a film production and distribution company, Red Chillies Entertainment, 11 years after their marriage. Gauri KhanShe first showed interest in interior design, however, as a hobby, while renovating her bungalow, Mannat. In 2010 she ventured into interior design officially in partnership with Sussanne Khan. In 2014, Gauri launched her first concept store called The Design Cell in Worli, Mumbai; and was invited in 2016 to show her creations at the prestigious Maison et Objet fair in Paris. In 2017, she then launched her own design studio, Gauri Khan Designs in Juhu, Mumbai; and has since collaborated with many brands around the world. The collaboration with Bonito Designs will now see Gauri (along with fashion designer Manish Malhotra) working on designer homes, leveraging their expertise in the world of interior design. Now operational in Mumbai, Thane and Bengaluru, Bonito Designs plans to launch in Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai over the next 18 months. We meet Gauri for a conversation about partnership, his vision of design, etc… What led you to choose this field as a career? I’ve always been fascinated by design; I feel like it comes naturally to me. My training in graphic design and my experiments with charcoal and oil paint helped me to refine my aesthetic sense. The first time I realized design would be my calling was when I designed our Mannat home, and it all fell into place beautifully. I received positive reviews from my friends and family. It gave me the confidence to enter the world of interior design. What does design mean to you personally? I have always been captivated by design. Design is an important part of my life and I felt like design and design curation came naturally to me growing up. Design is a means of expression. You can let your imagination run wild when conceptualizing designs. However, when working on a client’s design, their input is the top priority. Couple that with your expertise and you have the recipe for something that can easily be called a work of art. Why did you choose to be part of Bonito Designs? I’ve always believed that design exudes a spiritual vibe and allows for limitless creativity. When discussions about collaborating with Bonito Designs came up, I thought it would be a great opportunity to create bespoke homes and experiment by combining my design expertise with Bonito. I like to keep things simple and elegant, and I am convinced that my association with the brand will redefine the paradigms of elegance in interiors. Another thing that caught my eye was the way they customize each house. Their team spends a lot of time understanding customer preferences before working on the design. What is important when you start a project? Designing something requires a lot of prior thought and conceptualization. Before working on a project, I sit down and compile the client’s requirements – likes and dislikes, aspirations and dreams. It helps to understand what the people living in the house will use the space for and what they would prefer. Visualizing this goes a long way in generating ideas – that’s what I do before working on a design.

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