Rohit Bal ventures into interiors


Credits :- Times of India

Rohit Bal’s involvement into the interior design industry is seeing newer heights with international tie-ups that involve a range of products from jewellery to interiors. He is involved with a carpet line and designing a luxury hotel in Goa.

Here are extracts from his talk with TOI:

"There are so many projects that are keeping me busy nowadays. I have associated with a very large carpet project. This is a worldwide tie-up and will be launched in September this year. I can't name the company with whom I have tied up, but, yes, this is one of the projects,"

"I have also tied up with an international textile company where I will be doing an entire collection for menswear. From shirts, trousers to ties and cufflinks, every man will find everything of his interest. The collection will be sold at 9 AM stores and at my stores in India very soon."

He is perhaps one of the few names who has a range of collaborations to his credit - Hidesign, Oriflame, Mitsubishi Outlander and Windproof Zippo Lighter to name just a few.

Talking about his collaboration strategy, he said: "I choose a brand if it has scope of utilising my ideas and creativity to create something outstanding."

His next business venture is with shoe and jewellery brands apart from designing a luxury hotel in Goa.

"I am also tying up with a jewellery brand to design some ethnic and trendy pieces. Last is a tie-up with a shoe brand and I will be making a lineup of shoes," Bal said.

"I have also tied up with a hotel project in Goa where I am designing the interiors. This hotel will be one of the super luxury hotels in Goa," he added.

He is currently associated with two luxury restaurants in the capital - Veda and Cibo.

Talking about fashion weeks, Bal is one name who avoids inviting Bollywood celebrities to walk the ramp as he believes that designers' work gets overshadowed by their presence.