A TALK WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER SAMEER KULKARNI

Updated: Sep 11, 2019



  • WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE INTERIOR DESIGN?

Freedom! An artist's mind cannot think if there are limitations. I, as a child would always clean my own house and change the position of furniture very often which was appreciated by all (which, now we call as layout options). That’s when my family encouraged me to pursue architecture as a career.

  • WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY?

Start with the end in mind.

  • WHAT IS THE MANTRA THAT YOU'VE RELIED ON IN BALANCING FUNCTION WITH AESTHETICS?

Minimalism is the key! It's important to detach and let go.

  • TALK ABOUT THE SKILLS THAT HAVE SERVED YOU BEST IN YOUR CAREER.

An artist can work in isolation but an entrepreneur must know how to connect. It boils down to people skills. Whether its taking a brief from a client, managing artists and logistics or presenting an idea; one needs to be convincing.

  • MENTION FEW OF YOUR NOTABLE PROJECTS AND WHY THEY ARE CLOSE TO YOU.

I may be biased but designing your home from scratch is a different high. It will always remain special. I also got the opportunity to create a work space for India’s greatest singer, Lata Mangeshkar and home for another great singer and composer, Meena Khadikar (Mangeshkar).



  • WHO HAS BEEN YOUR INSPIRATION IN DESIGN?

My grandfather N. B. Kulkarni, a filmfare award winner for best art direction for movies like Pakeezah and Razia Sultan.

  • WHAT ARE A FEW OF YOUR FAVOURITE ARCHITECTURAL/DESIGN PIECES AROUND THE GLOBE?

Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia in Spain, Aldar Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Kanchanjunga Apartments in Mumbai to name a few. World is beautiful but we have to take care of it!



  • WHAT DO YOU LOVE DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT DESIGNING?

I wouldn’t say music because it’s on even while am designing so it's travel.

  • SHARE SOME OF YOUR VALUABLE ADVICE FOR OUR READERS TO GET INSPIRED OF.

Be true to yourself in whatever you do and ultimately you would get a good night sleep.

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