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Hafele-TFOD Profile Of The Week: Archana & Amit Shah, Ahmedabad

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on August 20, 2015 at 02:14 PM

Archana Shah & Associates was co-founded by Archana; with her husband Amit as the Creative Director. The Ahmedabad-based design studio has created a lofty space for itself in the realm of high-end contemporary décor; infused with traditional values. Their commitment to promoting local arts & crafts traditions has now taken the shape of Aura Galleria – an e-store for selling bespoke décor accessories and furniture! With a neat profile on TFOD, the Amit Archana brand is poised to fly higher with the launch of auragalleria.com.


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Archana Amit Shah has been a practicing architect and interior designer over the last two decades. Associated with COA, IIID, IIA, she was also one of the founder members of IIID, Ahmedabad Chapter. Her husband Amit, the co-founder of the firm, is the creative and business development head of the set-up – with a passion for sketching illustrious personalities from all walks of life! The combined skills of the duo have brought the studio much acclaim.

The Archana Amit studio is committed to high-end services for interior design, architecture and project management. It has two decades of far-reaching expertise in designing residential, corporate, retail, hospitality, health care and the acoustic spaces to children rooms demanding a very subtle understanding. The spaces created by the firm are highly friendly yet infused with unexpected flair and uniqueness. Their work is particularly characterized by simplification of form, amalgamating contemporary designs, clean lines and subtle colors.

As designers, they also believe in encouraging the use of local materials and craftsmen – adapting them to innovative applications; thereby enabling highly creative, responsive and enduring designs. Extensively featured in all leading design magazines of India as well as in prestigious coffee-table publications, Archana also writes weekly columns titled Dream Home in the Ahmedabad edition of Navgujarat Samay, a Gujarati daily from the Times of India Group. 

Pics: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 - Residential; 6 - Retail; 9, 10, 11 - Medical facilities; 12, 15, 16 - Hospitality; 13, 14 - Office

Archana Amit Shah's Profile on TFOD showcases the wide array of projects the studio handles - from small apartments to large farmhouses, retail outlets, medical facilities, offices and cafes and restaurants from the hospitality sector! Each project emphasises their commitment to delivering sensitive spaces that respond to the brief, budget, location, climate and context.

The Archana Amit brand has evolved further and is now stepping into the digital fray – with auragalleria.com – an exploration of ancient culture and a discovery of new technology. Adapting traditional patterns and designs to contemporary needs and tastes, using modern technology like digital printing, the products of Aura Galleria encompass a plethora of innovative and inspiring furniture and accessories to enhance modern lifestyles.

The Future Of Design commends the designers' passion and commitment; as also their TFOD Profile - and wishes them great success for Aura Galleria!

Designer : Archana Amit Shah
Photography :Courtesy the architect

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