Hong Kong, 28th May 2019: Pankhuri Goel and Asha Sairam – Design Principals at New Delhi based multi-disciplinary design firm, Studio Lotus – were felicitated at the Perspective 40 under 40 Awards 2019 (Hong Kong) in the Interior Design Category. Youngest of the 5 Design principals at the firm, both the recipients have spearheaded diverse marquee projects for the practice, which has been instrumental in securing the position that Studio Lotus enjoys today.
The Perspective 40 Under 40 Awards 2019 marked the thirteenth continuous year of recognizing 40 youthful design talents from the fields of art, architecture, interior design and item design who are set to lead the fate of design in Asia-Pacific. This year's event was attended by more than 200 industry professionals, including acclaimed architects, interior and item designers, artists, thought leaders and business influencers.
Asha Sairam and Pankhuri Goel are two of five Design Principals at Studio Lotus, a multidisciplinary design practice based in New Delhi, India. They lead the studio's Interior Design vertical, guiding a team of 25 architects and designers.
Masti Cocktails and Cuisine, Studio Lotus' first international F&B venture, was designed under her leadership; the concept restaurant in Dubai proceeded to win a Special Prize at the prestigious Prix Versailles in 2018. A series of sensitive interventions at RAAS Devigarh, a heritage lodging in Udaipur, India, cites the newest example of Sairam's acute sense of the interdependence of design and business; the transformation has resulted in the hotel nearly doubling its F&B revenue and increasing its visitor footfall by 30 per cent.
About Studio Lotus
Studio Lotus is multi-disciplinary design practice founded in 2002 – seventeen years later, it is one of the most path-breaking design firms in India, with Ambrish Arora, Ankur Choksi, Sidhartha Talwar, Pankhuri Goel and Asha Sairam at the helm as Design Principals. Fostered with a culture of learning and intra-preneurship, the work of the practice is grounded on the principles of Conscious Design, an approach that celebrates local resources, cultural influences, an inclusive process and a keen attention to detail.