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About Us

About Us

Passionately creating personalised designer homes since 2015

Design Cafe was founded by award-winning architects, Shezaan Bhojani & Gita Ramanan, who bring together more than two decades of national and international design experience.

Design Cafe has designed and built more than 5000 homes across the country. DC’s homes have been featured in over 30 design publications across the world.  The next one could be yours. 🙂

Design Cafe is expanding across the country and is poised to become the most recognised and trusted brand for home interiors in India.

Founders

Founders

Shezaan Bhojani
Shezaan Bhojani
Co-founder & CEO

A seasoned architect, Shezaan has been part of the Indian designer ecosystem for the last 15 years. He is a graduate of the BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore and went on to get an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.  Shezaan was part of over 500 design projects across sectors such as residential, hospitality, and retail before he co-founded Design Cafe in 2015. He was recently recognized as Entrepreneur Daily's ‘35 under 35’ Emerging Leaders.  Shezaan is driven to achieve design excellence and customer satisfaction in every project that the firm undertakes.

Gita Ramanan
Gita Ramanan
Co-founder & CEO

A woman of diverse interests, Gita is driven to excel at all. After graduating from the BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore, she worked with renowned architects for over a decade. A graduate of ISB Hyderabad’s Entrepreneurial Management programme, she was selected by Goldman Sachs for its global 10,000 Women Entrepreneur Program.  Gita started Design Cafe in 2015 with a vision of  "democratizing design" - bringing the best designs and quality to all.  She was awarded ‘Best Businesswoman of the Year (Home Interiors)’ by ASSOCHAM and featured in Business World’s ‘40 under 40’ list of Young Achievers.

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Amar Krishnamurthy
Amar Krishnamurthy
VP - Operations

Ganesen Vishwanathan
Ganesen Vishwanathan
VP - Strategy

Maheima Kapur
Maheima Kapur
VP - Marketing & Sales

Phaneendra A
Phaneendra A
VP - Engineering

Rahul Jagannathan
Rahul Jagannathan
VP - Human Resource

Amenla Jamir
Amenla Jamir
VP - Design Operations

Swati Santani
Swati Santani
VP - Design R&D

Yogesh Sitaram Keluskar
Yogesh Sitaram Keluskar
Director - City Operations (Mumbai)

Ganesh Prabhu
Ganesh Prabhu
Director - City Operations (Bangalore)

Our Investors

Our Investors

Globally renowned investors have put their faith in Design Cafe, giving us the support we need to build a national brand for home interiors