I believe in Design that is everlasting and elegant, Design which moves with time yet remains loyal to classic aesthetics and principals of interior design and Décor”
Shaunali Nanda, nurtured in the arts, brought up amongst collectors, obtained her degree in English literature and continued to Sotheby’s for her degree in History of Decorative Art. After which she was the lead researcher in the Magnificent Mughal Jewels sale at Christie’s. She then returned to India and set up the furnishing and lifestyle retail arm for the family business, which was India’s first lifestyle store. Shaunali continued to write and set up the first column for reviewing Christie’s sales in the Economic Times.
Shaunali then pursued a degree at the GIA and combined her experience and study in decorative art, history and jewelry, which led to roles at Van Cleef and Arpels as a store planner which led on to visual and event design. She then became the Manager for North America for Hermes for Visual Design, which carried her through to Tiffany in store design and visuals, with individual projects at Chanel and Bulgari.
Shaunali has consistently been a student of history and worked under the aesthetic of eternally classic brands that have formulated taste as it stands today. Her style therefore remains one of restrained elegance, timeless, imbued with quality and style and always referring to classic references that remain eternal in Interior Design.
She now runs the family firm with her mother, this mother and daughter team design and create furniture in their manufacturing unit. Here every item is handmade, hand carved and hand polished with artisans who have been with them for generations. They have the most coveted list of private clients in India. Their portfolio includes presidential suits at the Oberoi and the Cigar Lounge & Bar, Indian restaurant and Residents Lounge, The Lodhi Hotel (New Delhi) in entirety, the Sheraton Lobby Hotel (New Delhi) and the Hyatt lobby Hotel (New Delhi), the Lalit in London and privates apartments in Grosvernor.
With the help of constant research and exploring new materials, they work tirelessly to meet international standards of design and meet the design needs of today.