Pooja Shah- Mulani is an Interior Designer with an international track record who joined LW in June 2012. She completed her MILD Masters in Interiors and Living Design from Domus Academy, Milan. She now is the Lead Senior Interior Designer at LW.
Her design philosophy is fueled by the conversations she has with her clients or brand operators related to the brief. Pooja distils certain elements from this that later become her primary source of inspiration. By listening deeply to her clients, Pooja sets out pillars that cater as a reference on which she can always rely when exploring the unknown in order to deliver something authentic yet edgy and foremost memorable design that exceeds the client’s expectation.
“Design has to be relatable to the audience; if the space isn’t speaking to you or evoking a reaction, positive or negative, then it’s wasted space.”
Building towards this emotional experience, Pooja takes her audience on a journey through the space. With a strong focus on guests’ experience, in her designs, Pooja feels responsible for providing guidance to the end users by controlling what they should experience and focus at. She achieves this by putting herself in the guests’ shoes first and lives their experiences to find out what triggers their senses and the emotion it provokes.
She has lent her creativity to some outstanding projects like Media One hotel – Refurbishment, Dubai, Rotana Al Ain Oasis Wing Refurbishment, Indya at Le Royal Meridien Dubai; a restaurant by Michelin star Chef Vineet Bhatia, as well as some upcoming projects like The Dubai Edition and some F&B outlets at the upcoming One Za’abeel, One & Only Urban Resort, Dubai, to name a few.
She has recently won the –Hospitality Restaurant Award from Identity Awards 2018 for Seventy-Seventy, Park Hyatt, Dubai -a stand-alone bar lounge that draws inspirations from the music, fashion & iconic style of the ’70s.
Her deep understanding of the interior design industry allows her to come up with original concepts and deliver impeccable execution at the same time. Though her personal style would be best described as contemporary & fun, she likes to explore different styles, based on her client’s demand.