International lighting design studio Nulty has launched a new office in Pune to expand its project scope throughout India. The expansion into Pune comes off the back of Nulty’s Bangkok studio launch two years ago, which gave rise to a number of projects in the region. As a result, the team are now working on a large mixed-use scheme in Hyderabad, retail and hospitality schemes in Delhi, a private residence in Goa and a Pune-owned 5-star resort in the Maldives.
The studio will be led by Technical Design Manager Danish Sayed, who will work in partnership with Founder Paul Nulty and Managing Director Mark Vowles to oversee the growth plan for India. Nulty Pune launches with a five-strong team of lighting designers, which will quickly increase to eight to meet demand for the team’s innovative and creative lighting design services.
A highly experienced lighting designer, Danish began his career in India working as both an Electrical Contractor and Lighting Designer, before relocating to the UAE where he worked in Nulty’s Dubai studio for six years. Danish returns to Pune to head up the team and will draw upon his experience of delivering projects in Dubai’s fast-paced industry to grow the firm’s portfolio of design work.
Paul Nulty, Founder, Nulty comments; “Nulty has been active in India for the last few years and a recent influx of new projects signalled to us the need for a local base. Pune felt like the right fit – it’s a vibrant city with a large pool of talented young designers that we are looking to nurture and develop. The city also has a well-established network of architectural engineering clients, so there’s a great synergy between India’s rapidly developing pipeline of construction projects and Nulty’s multisector lighting design experience. The new studio places us right at the heart of it all and will enable us to respond to all of the exciting opportunities that the region presents.”
Founded in London over 11 years ago, Nulty has expanded to include offices in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America. The award-winning team delivers architectural lighting design at every scale, working on city-wide masterplans and public realm schemes, in addition to hospitality, retail, commercial and residential projects across the globe.