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Power Talk Series – Exploring luxury interiors with Mahesh Punjabi (CEO - MPA)

 

What are the factors that define experiential luxury? How can you create spaces that exude both style and comfort? SP Jain School of Global Management’s Master in Global Luxury Goods & Services Management (MGLuxM) students got the opportunity to gain insights into luxury interiors from industry leader Mahesh Punjabi as part of the Power Talk series.

What are the factors that define experiential luxury? How can you create spaces that exude both style and comfort? SP Jain School of Global Management’s Master in Global Luxury Goods & Services Management (MGLuxM) students got the opportunity to gain insights into luxury interiors from industry leader Mahesh Punjabi as part of the Power Talk series.

Mahesh Punjabi, architect, interior designer and CEO of Mahesh Punjabi Associates (MPA), has two decades of experience designing luxury interiors for both residential and commercial premises. His design house has worked on bespoke high-end residences across the UAE, Africa and India. His expertise lies in dishing out ultra-luxury projects and amenities that make for a grand living.

The session was held on March 3, 2020 at SP Jain’s Mumbai campus. Here are the key highlights of what our Luxury Management students learnt:

  • The planning process of designing a space tailored to the demands and interests of the customer
  • The differences between clientele from Tier I and Tier II cities
  • Real-life stories, industry-specific examples and current market trends
  • Understanding the millennial drive and how it influences the trends
  • Drawing comparisons between minimalistic and vintage/Victorian luxury design concepts

Mr Punjabi showcased some of the most lavish residences to help students understand the approach towards personalised and luxurious home design. He also gave them a chance to use a virtual reality tool to enhance their learning.

Mahesh Punjabi (centre) with SP Jain’s Luxury Management students
Mahesh Punjabi (centre) with SP Jain’s Luxury Management students

Student Experiences

“Mr Punjabi redefined the luxury spectrum for me. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any grander, he opened the doors to a whole new world of luxury living where people valued experiences more than anything.” – Roma Behwal (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)

“The masterclass helped me understand how luxury interior designers encourage their clients to bring their own personalities to the plate and incorporate those in their designs in a luxurious way. He also shared tips for creating luxurious spaces on a budget.” – Prriyankaa Singh (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)

“Mr Punjabi exhibited samples of different materials like metal sheets and wood that helped us get familiar with their touch-and-feel. He updated us on the current trends in the luxury interior design space and gave us the exciting opportunity to experience the virtual reality tool.” – Samradnyee Patkar (MGLuxM February 2020 Intake)

In conversation with Mahesh Punjabi

 

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