The interior design industry has stories of endless list of brilliant female interior designers. But it was not a cakewalk for women to just enter into this new age profession. Like all other professions, women in the world of design have historically struggled to find a place at the table. The worldwide studies show that the industry skews largely towards women. Out of the 87,000 interior de-signers in the US, a whopping 69 percent are women. But the things are different in India. Firstly, the industry is only at its nascent stage in India. Like all other jobs, women have to face gender disparities in the designing field also. But today, a number of women are breaking the glass ceiling to compete with their men counterparts and making inroads in the creative world of interior designing.
In the interior designing, the designer needs to understand the requirements of their clients and plan & design the function and aesthetics of any space. Be it residential or commercial, leisure or entertainment, every space in the modern market needs to hire a proficient interior designer. The job had an exciting work profile and free lifestyle. Hotels, restaurants, stages, offices everywhere require interior de-signing today. With the increasing urbanization and better lifestyles, youngsters are widely designing interiors of their living spaces. Thus, the sector offers wide opportunity in the future.
Today, we spotlight women who have written stories of success in their interior deigning carrier, leaving their mark on what a home can be through mastery in mixing color, print, and texture. In this issue of Women Entrepreneurs magazine, we bring you a list of `Top 10 Women in Interior Design - 2021'. The list has been crafted by a team of Industry veterans, CEOs, VCs and our editorial board, thus delivering in-spiring stories of their journey and the contributions & roles played by them in the creation and empowerment of a powerful nation.
Kustomake is a brainchild of Akshata, stitched together based on her learnings from international designers across the globe
Has over 16 years of experience in the interior design industry and has completed over 400 projects all over India
Her aptitude for coming-up with creative solutions to practical problems led to a career in architecture and eventually find Draw Studio
Possesses skills in 3D interior design planning, architectural planning, structural & civil renovation planning, and Vastu Consulting
With a demonstrated work of Green & Sustainable Design in the interior design industry, she combines woods, stones, and marble to develop interior structures that are natural and highly durable
Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Jamia University, Delhi and vast industry experience, Kirti is dedicated to providing state of the art technology and design along with revered service to her clients
India's leading co-living and hospitality interior designer who designs for both private and corporate clients, specializing in Coliving Spaces, Student Living, Senior Living, Service Apartments and Boutique Hotels & Resorts
Aspiring to live a creative life, she embraces it every day, and the act of creation is what drives her
A maverick business woman, she established Concept2Designs five years ago and has grown the organization organically
Has a knack for designing spaces which are a balanced mix of minimalist and maximalist aesthetics, while always inclined towards creativity and art