Founder & Principal Designer
Kunal studied mechanical engineering from MIT, Pune, before pursuing his dream of becoming a designer. After graduating from ISD, Pune, as an automobile designer, he honed his design at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, as a scholar. His thesis proposal looked at simplifying user-experience and introducing sustainability for shared transport systems. Kunal's work experience includes a stint at ToolTech and Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India. When he is taking a break from his pursuit of all things 'eco-cool', his vision of a sustainable future, he forays into the realm of sketching, product design, logo design and graphics.
AADI Design is an interdisciplinary studio based in Pune. The brainchild of two Los Angeles exports, the firm is founded by an architect and an automobile designer.
We have a repertoire of architecture and interior, furniture and product, graphic and branding, exhibition and installation. We are a design locus with 'user happiness' at its core. Bringing together our diverse academic backgrounds, we offer beautiful and unique designs combining our LA sensibilities with our 'Desi' roots.
Our process for architecture and interior design is unique, where we start our work in 3D, this gives the client a better understanding of the space and helps visualize the materials and textures in virtual walk-throughs. This helps speed up the decision making process with the client.
Founder & Principal Architect
A self confessed design junkie, Meenakshi forms one half of AADI design. Graduating with academic distinction in both her Bachelor's and Master's in Architecture, she has been arduous design student with commendations and designs to show for. After completing her B.Arch from University of Pune, she pursued her M.Arch at SCI_Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture), LA. A 'Blythe and Thom Mayne' scholar, Meenakshi had a widely published thesis project.
Her work experience includes working as an architect with P.K. Das in Mumbai. In LA, she has worked for her mentors including a short internship at Atelier Manferdini and later working with Pritzker Prize winning architect Frank Gehry.