H! FACTOR: A rising star and décor and design genius, known for his minimal, contemporary aesthetics, punctuated with clever use of warm colours and an easy blend of form and function.
In the heart of bustling Mumbai lies Mangesh Lungare’s eponymous boutique interior and architectural design studio. Such is the warmth that it exudes that the stylish, contemporary studio is often mistaken for his home — a true testament to the interior and architectural designer’s vision to transform an empty workspace into a welcoming abode.
The principal designer of his firm and an ardent admirer of industry veterans like Tadao Ando and the late Geoffrey Bawa, Lungare takes pride in running a practice that’s essentially a collaboration with clients, creating spaces that he believes are a “true extension of their style, character and aspirations”.
“Each of our projects is different, carved out of a story of an individual or family, which makes it a unique expression of details,” he explains. “There’s a continuous exchange of dialogue about the philosophical and practical aspects of their lifestyle and ways to honour their culture by reviving art and craft.”
An absolute genius with colour and material, as well as ways to make optimum use of a space, Lungare ensures that form and function find equal consideration in his projects, which are mostly centred in and around Mumbai and Alibaug. Minimalism and sharp, clean lines dominate his sense of aesthetics, as do India’s rich culture and the people for whom he designs and builds, which sets each of his works apart from the other.
His designs shows immense promise, so much so that they have captured the attention of not only industry stalwarts like Bengaluru-based Vinita Chaitanya — who believes he deserves a spot on HELLO!’s list of faces to watch out for — but the international press as well, earning him several prestigious awards.
This story has been adapted for the website from a story that was originally published in Hello! India’s January 2023 issue. Get your hands on the latest issue right here!