Known to create luxury spaces in the country, architect and interior designer Bobby Mukherjee opines location, time and date as the three most important factors to plan any interior. With big commercial architectural and interior projects such as Capital’s Le Meridien Hotel’s all new art-meets-tech look, night club Kitty Su at The Lalit Hotel, The Radisson hotel in Delhi, Marriott Hotel in Jaipur and Amby Valley in Mumbai to name a few, to his credit he spots luxury as one of the most popular trends in residential décor.
“People identify luxurious items and facilities at hotels and want to create the same plush feel within their homes. Clients give us examples of the hotels they have stayed in and want similar hotel suite look,” says Mukherjee.
Comfort, an important aspect of luxury, is looked over by most people, says Mukherjee. “People don’t spend on technology like electronic control panels or soundproof windows that make their daily lives more comfortable,” he says.
Keeping Indian sensibilities in mind and being a follower of vaastu shastra, Mukherjee has designed all his projects in accordance with the ancient Indian science of construction. However, he maintains that he refrains from creating a signature style. “It will be disastrous if all the buildings start looking similar.” On being asked whether actor-wife Mahima Chaudhary offers him advice on his work, he says, “Mahima and I are quite similar in our nature of work. Both are in the creative field but we only look at each other’s work. Though, it obviously feels good to see her appreciate the projects.”