Professional Spotlight: Shilpa Jain Balvally & Sameer Balvally

Shilpa Jain Balvally & Sameer Balvally
Shilpa Jain Balvally and Sameer Balvally are Partners and Principal Architects at Studio Osmosis. Collectively, they have almost two decades' -worth of comprehensive national and international experience in the field of design.

A Contemporary, Glam Home by Architect Kunal Barve

Ar. Kunal Barve

Design is all about context for Kunal Barve, a renowned architect with artistic sensibilities that rise above trends and customary design concepts. Kunal established his design practice, Interface, in 2004. The firm continually strives to create design that is regionally sympathetic and well-grounded in the context of its community. The design philosophy followed at Interface is stylish, glamourous, understated, and unexpected yet practical. The 10,000 square-foot apartment Kunal designed recently in Mumbai is a case in point. Discern takes you on a tour of the stunning interiors of this apartment, and chats with Kunal about the inspiration behind the design.

Professional Spotlight: Kunal Barve


Architect Kunal Barve

Kunal Barve is an architect who established his practice with Interface in 2004. According to him, architecture and interiors create relationships between people, objects, spaces and places. Not only do they reveal existing affinities and connections, but they also create new ones.

Professional Spotlight: Prashant Chauhan


Architect Prashant Chauhan

Prashant Chauhan is an architect who also runs ZERO9, a one-stop shop for mastery and finesse in design services. The firm's expertise ranges from advertising and exhibitions, to architecture and interiors for commercial and residential projects.

Professional Spotlight: Rakeshh Jeswaani

Rakeshh Jeswaani

​Rakeshh Jeswaani is the founder and principal designer of his eponymous firm, Rakeshh Jeswaani Interior Architects (RJIA). He draws inspiration from a variety of design styles and movements such as Art Deco and Neo-Classical. With strong technical know-how and a
keen eye for aesthetics, 
Rakeshh creates spaces that exude warmth, while being unique to each client’s individual lifestyle and sensibilities. RJIA specialises in high-end interior design, creating bespoke luxury interiors for clients with contemporary lifestyles.

Professional Spotlight: Sandesh Prabhu

Sandesh Prabhu

An architect and interior designer by training, Sandesh Prabhu began his career working with renowned architect Hafeez Contractor in Mumbai.  In 2005, having gained valuable, on-ground experience, and fueled by a burning desire to make his own, unique mark in the field of design, Sandesh set up his eponymous design firm SPDS – Sandesh Prabhu Design Studio.

Professional Spotlight: Dipen Gada


Dipen Gada

Architect and interior designer Dipen Gada is the founder of his eponymous brand Dipen Gada & Associates (DGA). Dipen has always had a keen inclination towards planning, which was honed during his engineering studies at M.S. University. What drives him is the need to fulfill every client's fundamental tactile and psychological requirements, while keeping practicality and comfort top-of-mind. His strong aesthetic sense just proves to be the cherry on top!

Professional Spotlight: Behzad Kharas

Behzad Kharas

Created as the brain child of Behzad N. Kharas in 2005, the BNK Group has rapidly diversified into consultancy, contracts and construction. We chat with the founder to understand more about his design process, inspirations, and top projects.