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Kalha - Drummer - London, England, UK

Karan Kalha

London, England, UK

Summary

INTERIOR SPATIAL DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN (CONTEMPORARY)
DESIGN FOR CRAFTS (BAMBOO AND LEATHER)
ARCHITECTURAL HARDWARE DESIGN
CONSUMER PRODUCT DESIGN
RETAIL DESIGN

In my 11 years of professional experience, I have handled a diverse set of projects ranging from designing systems furniture and interiors for private residences to architectural hardware fittings, domestic electrical appliances and lifestyle products for mass consumption.
Self-motivated, dedicated and with good practical know how, I have the ability to translate a brief into innovative design solutions and execute them while working within the constraints of the project. I have a “CAN DO” attitude and passion to achieve excellence in what I do. A strong portfolio and work examples are available on request.

Services

Drummer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Senior Interior Designer / Furniture Designer

Furniture Craft International

June 2010 - June 2010

FCI is the largest luxury furniture retailer in London and one of the very few companies that offers a comprehensive interior design service to its clients.
Role: As a Senior Interior Designer in the company I overlook the 3D visualization and planning of our high-end residential projects. I have an extensive working knowledge of leading projects right through all design stages from client meeting through to handover, managing multiple projects and dealing with any issues that may arise.
I am also involved in the design of modular and bespoke furniture elements for our projects, which are manufactured in Italy to our given specification.

Design Consultant (Self Employed)

KARAN KALHA

February 2009 - June 2010

PRODUCT DESIGN
FURNITURE DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN

Role: Working as a Design Consultant to manufacturers of architectural hardware fitting in Asia and as an Interior Designer on private residential projects in the UK and Africa. I was often using my creative design and technical abilities and project management skills to get the job done to the high standards set by my clients.

Furniture and Spatial Designer

FURNITURE CRAFT

December 2005 - February 2009

HIGH END RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
BUDGETS: £ 20,000 TO £ 275,000

COMPLETE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BESPOKE FURNITURE FABRICATION

Role: Working as an Interior Designer I have a strong hand at sketching and excellent presentation/visualizing skills to successfully communicate my ideas to our clients. I can work in a calm manner under pressure and I am very capable of multi-tasking when required. I have a thorough understanding of project processes and competent administrative skills.

Architectural Hardware Designer

Carlisle Brass

August 2002 - October 2005

Role: Managing the design team and overlooking the product development process from concept generation onto production planning.
Product Range: Cabinet hardware fittings, bathroom accessories and balustrades in stainless steel and brass.

Clients:
Carlisle Brass, Carlisle (United Kingdom)
Schutt Grande Forge, Strasbourg (France)
Connect International (India)

Interactive Designer for Exhibition

Sacred World Foundation

February 2002 - July 2002

The Sacred World Foundation is a recognized research and design group which specializes in exploring the application of new technology to exhibition spaces and information kiosks.
Role: Conceptualization, detailing and fabrication of an interactive laser installation for the Gandhi National Exhibition, New Delhi (India)

Qualifications & Certifications

SLPEP

National Institute of Design

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