Ketan Jawdekar

Professional in Interior Design.

About Ketan Jawdekar

Born artist and architect by profession, Ketan is a founder and creative director of Studio K-7 Designs Pvt. Ltd. having over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture and interior design. His tangential thinking and the abstract approach towards design have won many accolades and have delivered some of the world- class projects. His strong belief is that “Architecture created is comparable to an emergent poetry arising from the fine application of patterns, generative principals and refraction”. Ketan’s qualifications, experience and expertise in his field assist him in the enhancement of aesthetics and structural combinations. Utilization of a vailable resources is the key, which ensures work and client satisfaction, a perfectly blended composition. Qualification Bachelor Degree in Architecture (with Distinction) Second In Shivaji University, Maharashtra, INDIA Registered Professional Architect, INDIA Apart from Architecture, his interest varies from Painting, theatre, Acting, Direction, Photography and Mountaineering and have bagged many national awards for the same.

  • Winner of 26 A' Design Awards.
  • 12-Time Winner of Interior Design Award.
  • Specialized in Interior Design.
  • 26 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
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  • Hospitality
  • Sustainable Product
  • Interior
  • Excellence in Design
  • Architecture
  • Art
Pallet restaurant Restaurant and Micro Brewery

Pallet restaurant Restaurant and Micro Brewery

Hospitality Design

Brewhouse Restaurant and Micro Brewery

Brewhouse Restaurant and Micro Brewery

Sustainable Product Design

The Pallet Restaurant and Micro Brewery

The Pallet Restaurant and Micro Brewery

Interior Design

Effingut Brewerkz Restaurant and Bar

Effingut Brewerkz Restaurant and Bar

Hospitality Design

Kharadi Effin gut Brewery

Kharadi Effin gut Brewery

Hospitality Design

Interior Designs Architecture and Interior Design

Interior Designs Architecture and Interior Design

Excellence in Design Design

Rangla Punjab Restaurant And Bar

Rangla Punjab Restaurant And Bar

Hospitality Design

Dalchini Indian Restaurant

Dalchini Indian Restaurant

Hospitality Design

Rangla Punjab Restaurant and Bar

Rangla Punjab Restaurant and Bar

Interior Design

Kopp Restaurant and bar

Kopp Restaurant and bar

Interior Design

Pune Restaurant Restaurant and Bar

Pune Restaurant Restaurant and Bar

Hospitality Design

The Urban Foundry Restaurant And Bar

The Urban Foundry Restaurant And Bar

Hospitality Design

Effingut Restaurant and Bar

Effingut Restaurant and Bar

Interior Design

Dalchini Indian Restaurant

Dalchini Indian Restaurant

Sustainable Product Design

WTC Effingut Restaurant and Bar

WTC Effingut Restaurant and Bar

Interior Design

Mini Punjab Restaurant

Mini Punjab Restaurant

Interior Design

The Urban Foundry Restaurant And Bar

The Urban Foundry Restaurant And Bar

Interior Design

Double Tree by Hilton,Chinchwad, India. Business Hotel

Double Tree by Hilton,Chinchwad, India. Business Hotel

Hospitality Design

Adda Multifunctional Cafe

Adda Multifunctional Cafe

Interior Design

Studio K 7 Hospitality Interiors

Studio K 7 Hospitality Interiors

Excellence in Design Design

Trikaya Restaurant and Bar

Trikaya Restaurant and Bar

Interior Design

11 K Vaks Week End House

11 K Vaks Week End House

Architecture Design

Wah Marathi Restaurant And Bar

Wah Marathi Restaurant And Bar

Interior Design

Level 12 Rooftop Restaurant and lounge

Level 12 Rooftop Restaurant and lounge

Interior Design

Love and Celebration Painting

Love and Celebration Painting

Art Design

Linear Lounge Lounge Bar

Linear Lounge Lounge Bar

Interior Design


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Interview with Ketan Jawdekar

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
Art is a gift that has been given to me by my father, who is an artist and by mother, who is a classical singer. I, have been painting since childhood and have bagged many accolades at the State and National level competitions in my early academic career. Instead of fine arts, I opted for the 'Mother of all Arts' -Architecture, as a career. Today, as a successful and well- known Architect in India, our company has created noteworthy structures in Architecture and has designed some world-class interiors. While my profession has gone digital, I still believe in hand sketches. Yet, I find time to go back to nature with his sketchbook and often paint in my studio.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Established in 1995, a proprietary company now converted into Pvt. Ltd. is a design cell of young and dynamic entrepreneurs implementing innovative ideas for the finest creation. Founded by Ar. Ketan Jawdekar, the Company Team ensures that the output is always different thus making sure of client satisfaction The teams qualifications, experience and expertise in their respective fields assists them in enhancement of aesthetics and structural combinations. Utilization of available resources is the key factor, which ensures work and client satisfaction - a perfectly blended composition. Our strong belief is that the finesse of an architecture created is comparable to an emergent poetry arising from the fine application of patterns, generative principals and refraction. The master key of the designer’s den is effectively used as the team works on the guided principal of providing a complete design solution, may we call it ‘PIN TO PIANO’. Our ultimate goal is to work in tandem keeping in mind the client’s budgets, individual tastes and creation of rewarding structures with world class designs adding unusual colors in lives. Till today, the company has successfully delivered about 1,000,000 Sq. Ft. of Architectural and Interior experiences to our satisfied clients.
What is "design" for you?
Design for me is a combination of Desire, Enthusiasm, Simplicity, Innovation, Grace And Necessity.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
I believe that design is a need based solution. As a designer, I see the design as a challenge and like to design anything which is need based and add up our expertise to deliver a complete solution to the complex problem.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
Multi functional room of 4.2 m x 4.2 m which acts as a Living, Dining, Kitchen and a Bedroom was my first assignment as a designer.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Although there are new materials introduced daily and new technologies are evolved, I like to play with Natural materials and try to recycle most of the resources.
When do you feel the most creative?
Design is like a meditation for me. Mid nights or early mornings are the best when I am all alone and have a peaceful environment around me. Very often I venture into nearby woods or seashore to meditate over my designs.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
Like I mentioned earlier, Design process is like meditation for me. I always feel calm and relaxed while designing.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
It is like attaining one step of enlightenment. Every time my designs are realised, I have taken a step towards enlightenment , feel that this is not the end and crave for the next one.
What makes a design successful?
A design is most successful when it serves the purpose for which it was designed, appreciated in the sense of fulfilment of functionality, aesthetics and stay timeless through generations.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Use of eco friendly, bio degradable, recycled materials is a need of time and future. At the same time, we need to adapt modern technology, and latest materials to stay in tune with the times. We as designers should be able to balance these aspects without compromising on the functionality and aesthetics of the design.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
I do not follow any particular design style or theme based designs. Theme decors are fun; but can get monotonous over time. In that sense a contemporary styling manages to interest patrons more; and that is necessary to draw them to the commercial outlets over and over again. Therefore, I choose a subtle fusion of aesthetics. As a result, rural materials and objects are seen woven into the contemporary fabric. With simplicity as the primary guiding factor, I choose an earthy look and splashes of bold colors are introduced through various elements such as traditional local art-e-facts, displays and merchandise. An engaging play of light and shade – with a cleverly designed lighting pattern enhances the divine experience generated through organic components like wood and stones. The overall experience though quite emotive, i try to showcases local context and philosophy ingeniously; without compromising on the functional and visual factors.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I live in India, the land with rich cultural heritage and diversity. I like to play with Natural materials like stone, wood, earth, water and love to apply them in raw state. It is interesting to venture how each material behaves individually, in contrast; yet combined together creates a poetry in design.The attempt is to take out only essential extracts from Indian culture and infuse the otherwise contemporary styling with a touch of rural India. The most important design decision is to use indigenous materials and traditional construction techniques. Many of us have visited our family homes in villages and experienced the traditional homes, food, habits and way of life. My designs are based on the concept of creating a sense of nostalgia in the local patrons’ minds subtly; without letting the cultural overtones completely overpower the space. Therefore the base for the styling is chosen to be contemporary; with certain elements lending the nostalgic touches – to create an overall delightful experience. There is a deliberate attempt in designs to use fusion of traditional earthy elements with a contemporary design as a base. It creates an international look yet does not loose its identity with respect to local context.
What is your "golden rule" in design?
"Believe in what you are doing" is the only rule I follow in design.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
My sketchbook and pens are my best friends. I can not part away with them at any moment of time.
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
I do not have to manage the time. In fact, the Time manages me! I would say, Time is the best manager everybody can appoint free of charge and can listen to what it says. Once you are in control of Time, everything falls in place.
What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
The most common question obviously is, "How much would you charge?" or "What are your fees?"
Who are some of your clients?
Hilton, Magarpatta Clubs and Resorts Pvt. Ltd., Panchshil realties Pvt. Ltd., Kasturi Developers, Samartha Development Corporation, Pinnacle Developers, Growell Restaurant Pvt. Ltd. etc.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
It is very important to establish a strong network over places to exchange design ideas. Therefore; as a company, we are expanding overseas and looking out for partners from all parts. We have been talking to some of the companies overseas who are interested in taking up franchise of our company.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
It depends on project to project. Sometimes I design concepts and then handover to my assistants for further development or sometimes; we design a project as a team right from conceptualisation. Many a times, we have internal competitions and everybody comes up with their concepts. We discuss all the concepts openly and take forward the most interesting and viable concept.
How can people contact you?
People can contact me through my website, http://www.studiok-7.com or can send me an e mail to ketan@studiok-7.com or you can reach me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ketanjawdekar.art.

Extended Interview with Ketan Jawdekar

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
Art is a gift that has been given to me by my father, who is an artist and by mother, who is a classical singer. I have been painting since childhood and have bagged many accolades at the State and National level competitions in my early academic career. Taking my hobby to next level, I decided to pursue Architecture and got a degree in Bachelor Of Architecture from Shivaji University, India. Final year dissertation project got the first ranking in university.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
Nature is the ultimate guru. It teaches you each and every aspect of life. I am fascinated by its creation and the evolution. I believe that nature is open source for all sort of information. What we need is the sensitivity to understand and learn from it. Mostly I get my inspiration from Nature and its marvellous creations. I was always fascinated with various compositions and always tried to extract them into three-dimensional structures. I discovered that visual arts can be explored in larger the canvas if I pursue Architecture and instead of fine arts, I opted for the 'Mother of all Arts' -Architecture, as a career.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
I believe that once you are a designer, always you will be! I like to design anything and everything. Design originated from the needs and whenever there is a need, I like to design and fulfil the need. Professionally, I am into architecture and Interior design.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
Mantra to become successful designer is, "AEIOU" That is, Accept challenges, Evolve with time, Implement ideas, Observe carefully and Understand needs. One needs to follow this mantra and work with the vision towards it. Most importantly, Believe in yourself and listen to your inner voice.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
A bird building a nest is a good designer but the one who created life, bird with ability to create a nest, ability to fly, ability to celebrate is a great designer- almighty!
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
A good design for me is the one that is strong in following aspects • Functionality • Local context • Dialogs between the built and the UN built • Sustainability • Simplicity
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
I choose a subtle fusion of aesthetics. It is interesting to venture how each material behaves individually, in contrast; yet combined together creates poetry in design. As a result, rural materials and objects are seen woven into the contemporary fabric. With simplicity as the primary guiding factor, I choose straight line look and splashes of bold colors are introduced through various elements such as traditional local art-e-facts, displays and merchandise. An engaging play of light and shade – with a cleverly designed lighting pattern enhances the divine experience generated through organic components like wood and stones. The overall experience though quite emotive, I try to showcase local context and philosophy ingeniously without compromising on the functional and visual factors. There is a deliberate attempt in designs to use fusion of traditional elements with a contemporary design as a base. It creates an international look yet does not loose its identity with respect to local context. I call it FAD, the Fusion Aided Designs.
Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
• Nari Gandhi for his distinctive organic character that created a series of dialogs between the built and the un-built. • Mies van der Rohe for his timeless “less is more” theory. • Tadao Ando for his designing complex spatial circulation while maintaining the appearance of simplicity. • Achyut P. Kanvinde for his vernacular Architecture with a grid of columns forming a matrix giving special and structural aspect that would turn a design to more sophisticated and faceted. • Kenzo Tange for his perfect balance of masculinity and feminity in the design of a building. • Zaha Hadid for her utmost determination and marketing startegies.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
Design is a combination of Desire, Enthusiasm, Sustainability, Innovation, Grace and Necessity.
Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
Support from my family was key in the success storey. My mother and father encouraged me to explore new heights and later, my wife extended her complete support to achieve dreams.
What is the role of technology when you design?
Technology has played a major role in the development of design, especially in metro cities. It has changed the perspective of architects, designers, and developers and even has influenced a common man. With the modern technology penetrating in the market, I think it has given broader perspective and vision to the designers to experiment on various fronts. More and more fluid designs are evolving but sometimes, organic characters that are created with modern techniques lack dialogs between the built and the UN built. Technology is an evolving field and we cannot ignore it. It applies to products as well. There will always be a change. New trends, products and technologies would be introduced. Use of eco friendly, bio degradable, recycled materials is a need of time and future. At the same time, we need to adapt modern technology, and latest materials to stay in tune with the times. We as designers should be able to balance these aspects to create timeless designs without compromising on the functionality and aesthetics of the design.
What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
Go on a long ride on my Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 or just be myself alone in deep woods and mountains.
Please tell us anything you wish your fans to know about you, your design and anything else?
Nobody has taught a bird how to sing, Nobody has taught a bird how to dance.... Creativity is within and celebration is the only way!

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