Milind Pai

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Architect: Milind Pai

It was a pleasure to interview one of the famous Architect Milind Pai. As he opens up to Zingyhomes about his style of work and inspirations here is what we got to share with you.
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Architect Milind Pai a B. Arch degree holder from J.J. College of architecture and is the Chief Architect of the firm, Milind Pai - Architect & Interior Designers, which is a well-established brand name in the profession of Architecture and Interior Design They have close collaborations with experts in the allied field and provide smart solutions for Interior and Exteriors Spaces. 
The success of this firm can be attributed to the 26 years of experience in the field and a track record of delivering well-designed projects far beyond the expectations. 

On the personal front Milind loves to travel and has done so to exotic destination. He likes to study the various cultures around the world and also love photography. As a person he loves meeting new people and interact with them though not really into active socializing.

When did you first start practice and what kind of projects have you been doing? 

Milind Pai - Architect & Interior Designer was established in 1987. 
The core purpose of the Firm is ‘To keep Inspire creations that turn Dreams to Reality’. 

The Firm specializes into various spheres of design from Architecture to Interiors Designing of Residential, Corporate, Hospitality, Retail, Institutional and Health Care. We have maintained a diverse portfolio and bring into the industry the latest in Trends and Technology that gives us an added edge to guide our clientele.  

Tell us something about your approach to your project?

We believe in a conceptual approach to interior design that goes beyond accepted standards and enables clients to consider new directions and original solutions that build their brands and Identity. Our approach is to understand every aspect of our clients' need, brand image and spirit and translate the same to their Corporate Identity and Personal Lifestyle in physical forms. 
Milind Pai - Architect & Interior Designer now 26 years in this field, still represents the prolific young brigade of designers – raring to go, brimming with innovative and compelling ideas, converting challenges into opportunities and excelling in out-of-box design solutions. The basic formula is to split the spaces and give a linear simplicity to the structure weaving a pattern for a Modern Décor into the Interiors and the Exteriors. 
Our goal is to create unique and distinctive designs with efficient Cost management. We strive for passion and individualism at the core of each project, bringing our clientele instant recognition while maximizing the consumer's atonement. 

What defines your style?

‘Flamboyance built into the design style’ is the USP that adequately describes the style our projects have to offer with added Luxury, Elegance, Rhythm and Spaciousness. Our designs are the perfect balance of refined and classy interiors with added sophistication built into the richness in color, texture, innovative design and luxury. Selection of Fabrics and accessories are with keeping the color ways neutral so as not be too imposing but maintains the individuality of the clients.

What kind of projects do you enjoy the most?
We enjoy every project we do, provided it gives satisfaction to our client and create speculative interior appeals and a wide range of discerning customers, with an extra WOW factor that keeps it unique and eye catching identity.

Tell us something about your most favorite project?

A wide variety of interior design projects, have earned the firm its proud reputation as highly versatile innovators and creative problem solvers and one such project is a high end Row House project located in very prestigious town ship in the Jodhpur outskirts  called Umeid Heritage. 
The Design is a perfect balance of a refined and classy interiors that reflects the client’s lifestyle added with sophisticated richness in color, texture, innovative design and luxury which gives this project, a status way beyond aesthetic. The client was extremely design conscious and wanted an imposing and bold design statement for his home. The entire house had to be exotic and welcoming ambience with modern accent to cater to the youthful taste of the client. The smooth merge of classical and modern helps in bringing the outdoors inside while elevating the overall living experience and creating the seamless indoor outdoor connect

What inspires you and your work?
‘Nature at its indigenously Unique Creativity’ is what inspires me.
Do you feel architects and designers should be concerned about environment sustainability?
Yes off course. Architects and Designers should be concerned about environment sustainability because the degradation of environment is proving to be the biggest curse for this century. The natural availability of material is on its Verge of Extinction. We need to leave a well-deserved legacy to the next Generation to enjoy their life on this incredible and ‘Unique and Lonely Planet’.

What have been your biggest challenges so far?
To cater to the ever changing Demand and the Budgets of client. This has been one of the biggest challenges so far. We have adapted to the various type of Clients Profiles and the challenges posed by the ever changing Design Styles and Trends over our 25 years Journey in this Beautiful Profession.

What challenges do you continue to face and what is your strategy to tackle them?
It is rightly said that in the mid of every difficulty lies an opportunity, and if every challenge is taken as an opportunity and not as a difficulty, we can survive the test of time. Also being constantly updated on the latest development in terms of technology and materials, it helps provide clients with best solution that respond to their wish list and anticipate future trends while acknowledging current international design styles. Designs should be Sturdy in composition and light in appearance which is the Design Mantra we have picked up over the Years.
What drives you?

The passion for designing and the some inspiring People who are far more receptive to new ideas and our open to experimentation today drives me on. Minimalistic theme and simplicity with clean cut lines is what I personally feel would reinstate the designs trends to come. 

Any words of wisdom for youngsters starting today?

Taste does not have a price tag. All you need to know is the taste of client and some Design Psychologies associated with the same. Also the requirements should be balanced with the aspirations and needs of clients so that there can be smooth merge of Needs and the Flamboyance of added aesthetics and lavishness.  Clients’ status and budget all should be kept in mind with a mission to enhance the way the people live through great designs that survive test of time. 

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