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Ashiesh Shah

Ashiesh Shah

Ashiesh Shah is an Indian Architect, interior designer [2] and art collector.

[3] [4] He runs the Mumbai-based architecture and design firm ‘Ashiesh Shah Architecture + Design’. He is also a regular contributor for Vogue India, Architectural Digest, Condenast Traveler, Elle Decor, Hello magazine and several local journals like Economic Times, DNA and the Telegraph. He often offers design advice to readers and also regularly writes about contemporary and modern art and design.

Ashiesh Shah was named as one of the ’20 People To Watch Out For’ in 2011 by CNN GO.

[5] Shah was the winner of Elle Decor’s EDIDA award in 2009 in the ‘outdoor furniture’ category and the ‘lighting’ category in 2013.

He was listed in Architectural Digest magazine’s ‘Top 50 Architects of Asia’ and was presented with the AD50 award in both 2014 and 2015.

[6] [7] His projects have been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, World of Interiors, Interiors Now, Architectural Digest India and Russia, Vogue, Casa Vogue and was recently on the cover of Outlook Business issue on luxury homes.

Ashiesh has repeatedly lectured at the Academy of Architecture and the 12 on 12 at CEPT, Ahemadabad.

Ashiesh Shah
BornAhemdabad, Gujrat
OccupationArchitect, Interior designer, Writer, Art collector.[1]
AwardsAD50 (2014,2015), Good homes Jury
PracticeAshiesh Shah Architecture + Design Studio, Mumbai, India


Apart from his work as an architect, Shah is actively involved in the contemporary art and design industry.

In 2015 Shah was invited to curate an exhibition of design at the 8th edition of the India Art Fair in New Delhi.

His exhibition ‘Chand LC’ focused on the history of Modern Indian design and architecture and the works of architects like Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret that are often rare to come by in the Indian sub continent.

Otlo another design property created and curated by Shah is an exhibition of design that takes place during India Design Week.

Otlo is conceptually and literally an open exhibition space where new, forward-looking projects can be shared.

An avid collector of contemporary art Shah often lends works from his collection to exhibitions, biennales and museums.

In 2011 he lent a work by Indian artist Sakshi Gupta to the Indian pavilion at the Prague Biennale and in 2014 he lent a work by the Bangladeshi artist Naeem Mohaiemen to Kunsthalle Basel for the exhibition ‘Prisoners of Shothik Itihash’ that took place during Art Basel 2014.


Ashiesh Shah earned his BA in Architecture at Rachana Sansad in Mumbai followed by a degree in design at Parsons school of design in New York. He spent the next few years working in New York, before moving back to Mumbai and setting up his own practice in 2008.


Selected projects

  • Concept store, Mumbai

  • Restaurant NIDO, [8] [9] Mumbai

  • Hrithik roshan's home

  • Ranbir Kapoor's penthouse [1]


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