Design Director Mr. Manoj Sharma is the owner of Make Space Interior, a reputable interior design and construction business in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, founded in 2012. The company received several awards, including the Indian Achievers Award in 2019, the SEW Euro Drive Best Execution Award in 2020, and the NKJ Infra Group Award of Excellence in 2022. In an interview with Mr. Sharma, he shared his philosophy and approach to interior design.
Excerpts from our interview with Mr. Manoj Sharma, Director of Make Space Interior:
Q: You have received multiple awards for your work. What do these awards mean to you and your company?
A: Thank you. These awards are a recognition of our hard work and dedication to every project. It is an honour to be recognized by industry leaders for our commitment to excellence in interior design and execution.
Q: Can you tell us about Make Space Interior and its philosophy?
A: Make Space Interior is a team of experts, including architects, interior designers, civil engineers, colour specialists, styling designers, and site supervisors. Our philosophy is to provide beautiful and functional interior solutions that stand the test of time. We believe that a well-designed space not only looks good but also ensures that everything in the room is functionally correct.
Q: What sets Make Space Interior apart from other interior design firms?
A: Our company has a unique combination of imaginative design, expertise, and deep involvement. We provide high-quality professional services to every client, incorporating social, economic, environmental, and aesthetic issues. Our turnkey service approach delivers premium and economical interior design solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations.
Q: How do you ensure that your designs are visually appealing but also practical and functional?
A: To design visually beautiful and functional spaces, we work closely with our customers to understand their needs and preferences. Our team of experts ensures that every aspect of the design, from layout to materials and colours, is carefully chosen to create a functional and beautiful space.
Q: What process does Make Space Interior follow when working on a project?
A: We follow a comprehensive process that involves understanding the needs and preferences of the client, analyzing the space, creating a design concept, developing detailed drawings and 3D visuals, selecting the materials and finishes, and executing the design with attention to every detail.
Q: How do you ensure that your interior design solutions are budget-friendly?
A: We have formed partnerships with trusted suppliers who help us to optimize the budget for our interior designs and construction. Our vast experience in the interior industry has helped us create budget-friendly solutions that do not compromise quality.
Q: What obstacles did you encounter while running this business?
A: The main hurdle was grasping the needs of people and understanding them. It was a challenge to comprehend what was innovative and different to them.
Q: Can you tell us about some of the most challenging projects that Make Space Interior has undertaken?
A: We have worked on several challenging projects, each with unique requirements and complexities. One of the most challenging projects was a large-scale commercial project that required us to design and execute the interiors of a five-star hotel. The project involved coordinating with multiple stakeholders and working within tight deadlines. Despite the challenges, we deliver exceptional results that exceed customer expectations.
Q: What advice would you give someone considering hiring an interior designer?
A: I would advise them to choose an interior designer who understands their needs and preferences, has experience in the industry, and has a reputation for delivering high-quality work. Communication with the designer throughout the project is crucial to ensuring that the final result meets their expectations.
Q: What are your plans for the future of Make Space Interior?
A: We wish to maintain our reputation as a trusted and reputed interior design and construction company. We want to continue providing innovative and practical interior solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations. We plan to explore new technologies and materials that enhance our designs and execution while maintaining our commitment to quality and excellence.
Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to pursue a career in interior design?
A: My advice would be to pursue a formal education in interior design and gain practical experience by working with established firms. It is also essential to stay up-to-date with future industry trends and technologies and be passionate about creating beautiful and functional spaces. Interior design is a challenging and rewarding career that requires a combination of creativity, technical skills, and project management skills.
Q: Thank you again for your time, Mr. Sharma. It was a pleasure speaking with you.
A: Thank you for having me. It was my pleasure to share my experiences and insights with you.