- Kindly brief us about your company
Known as the undisputed ‘Gods of contemporary design’, The KariGhars is the leading interior design firm in Bangalore. Founded in 2009 by the entrepreneur par excellence – Abhishek Chadha, we undertake complete turnkey projects for villas & apartments. In addition to that, we customize wardrobes, entertainment units, modular kitchens & built-in furniture to fit the space & style of a project. With a vision to transform the ordinary into sensational spaces, we conceptualize, curate & choose cohesive color palettes that further enhance the aesthetics of the expanse. We diligently work on the principle of minimalism– ‘Less is more’ & keep intricate details to a minimum, instead of incorporating popular materials. Our design philosophy revolves around the fluidity of contemporary interior design amalgamated with a touch of mid-century modern styles.
- What was the source of inspiration for your company to be in the Interior Design Solution Providers segment?
Our own experience of getting our house designed by an Interior Designer lead us to take the plunge in this niche of design. The field needs a consolidated level of professionalism & accountability which we have observed, is missing. When we cater to the interiors of a house we commit ourselves fully, until we achieve client satisfaction. We absolutely make sure to give the client a whole experience, making sure that they are on board every step of the way. At the end of the day, a happy client gives you ravishing reviews & when others follow suit, that’s when we know we hit the bull’s eye. That is how we grew. That is how we are a 250+ group now.
- What kinds of ‘unique interior’ designing solutions or services are offered by your company at par with the current industry standards?
We undertake complete turnkey projects for villas & apartments. In addition to that, we customize wardrobes, entertainment units, modular kitchens & built-in furniture to fit the space & style of a project. The KariGhars’ is one of the most renowned names in the field of Luxury Interiors in Bangalore. From inception to execution, conceptualization to curation, they also cater to the customized demands of their clients. Team KariGhars creates luxury residences that reflect the owner’s personality, passion, and style.
- What is the current scenario of Interior Design landscape, from your point of view? With the massive tech-enabled advancements, what are the opportunities and challenges evolving with it?
I feel like this is a perfect time for interior designers and other firms like ours, we have actually increased our capacity to 200 percent staff. We see a real need for luxury homes booming in the industry. People want to have well-designed interiors because our homes have become the most important parts of our lives. We do our best to incorporate all the latest technology that comes in the market, for instance, smart homes & state-of-the-art equipment implemented. The real challenge is to implement sustainable development in the design of every home. Major factors like planning, efficient use of space, choosing materials with low carbon footprint & reducing energy consumption, pollution & waste play an important role in executing sustainable practices. The notion of the “green home” has taken form and warrants the need to exchange environmentally damaging materials with eco-friendly resources.
- What technology tools/software are you using for your interior design projects?
Interior design is a growing profession that requires knowledge of the latest trends and an understanding of fabrics, materials, designs, color concepts, styles, and aesthetics. Many individuals & companies in the architecture, construction, and furniture retail sectors now rely on professionals from the interior design industry to aid them to draft the houses they wish to build or remodel. The use of software is one of the best ways to guide clients in the development of architectural & interior drawings. Surveys show that 81% of buyers say home staging helps them visualize the property as their future home. And, once staged, homes spend an average of 73% less time on the market. To achieve these goals, interior designers and home staging professionals use interior design software to help create visual room layouts complete with furniture and fixtures and present a realistic view of any space. We at ‘The KariGhars’ use state-of-the-art software to develop our layouts, for instance Auto CAD, 3DS Max, Revit, etc. We endorse the use of the latest technologies in all our endeavors. Before executing a project, we design 3D models of our designs for the clients to get a clear picture of what their homes would look like, even before we start the process of converting them into reality.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages (if any) of tech-based design?
As technology has grown more advanced throughout the years, professionals worldwide have seen an increase in software that enhances workflow and productivity. In the field of interior design, the old ways don’t work anymore. Everything is fast-paced and everyone needs it now. Making physical presentation boards for clients takes too long & is also cumbersome. Tech-based designs are a more feasible & viable option as they don’t leave things to mere imagination. The client can actually get a peek & a clear insight into what he is signing up for. The 3D models can show them how the lighting will be in their room, how a certain wallpaper will look, basically everything including the flooring & how the entire color combination will look. Talking about the downside, the life cycle of a style has gotten much shorter. Trends are popping up, getting huge, and drying out faster. Also, it hinders the original creative thought process of a designer as exposure to a trend is quickly followed by overexposure.
- What trends do you see emerging in home interiors, post Covid-19?
I feel like this is a perfect time for interior designers and other firms like ours. We see a real need for luxury homes booming in the industry. People want to have well-designed interiors because our homes have become the most important parts of our lives. In recent years, we’ve become used to connecting everyday devices in our homes to the internet and to each other to make the places we live more comfortable, economical, entertaining, and safe. As the technology diminishing this revolution continues to get rapid and more powerful, we can anticipate home automation and artificial intelligence to offer domestic help in new and innovative ways. We believe that smart homes are the domestic face of the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Also, trends with respect to building materials (such as germ-resistant, etc).
In terms of building materials, more rustic looking materials are trending. People want to feel closer to nature and there is a demand in transforming spaces that serve as the perfect escape from the concrete jungle in cities. Faux grass, exposed brick walls, natural stones, and authentic marble are a few building materials that are gaining momentum in the market. New germ-resistant materials, fabrics, upholstery, wall coverings, paints are also gaining popularity and will soon be a part of every household.
- As a proponent of ‘minimalism’ in interior design, what scope do you see in India’s luxury homes that have a penchant for ostentatious display?
With a vision to transform the ordinary into sensational spaces, The KariGhars conceptualize, curate & choose cohesive color palettes that further enhance the aesthetics of the expanse. We diligently work on the principle of minimalism– ‘Less is more’ & keep intricate details to a minimum.. Our design philosophy revolves around the fluidity of contemporary interior design amalgamated with straight lines, and minimalistic styles. ‘The KariGhars’ is one of the most renowned names in this field of Luxury Interiors in Bangalore. We are the ones who have redefined luxury in Interior Design. Intricate detailing, cluttering one’s home with décor elements, use of too many focal points in a room, all these things are passe. The new luxury is in using the perfect blend of materials – metal, wood, stones, and making them come together as a whole. It is in the upholstery, in the lightings, in the subtle color palettes… The KariGhars spell Luxury without getting into the cliché of the past.
- Given a free hand, what influences your interior design for a client? His/her personality, budget, his/her own sense of style, current trend?
Our designs are always influenced by the needs & desires of our clients. It is our clients dreams which propel ‘Team The KariGhars’ to design something that stays with them forever. We treat every project as a challenge & strive to deliver much more than what they expect. All our designs have a provision for form & functionality but also come with a unique design style and an element of creativity. We strictly cater to the client’s demands along with infusing futuristic trends in our designs. We prefer not to run after trends, since just like fashion, it comes and goes, but style is what stays forever. We live to see the look of satisfaction and pride on our client’s faces when we successfully make their dream homes into a reality.