About Us 2018-07-30T06:19:03+00:00

FOAID ,“Fraternity of Architecture & Interior Design”, is a design studio that brings about a concoction of different perspectives under a single roof. From spaces to products, and end to end, hit us up with any challenge. Each challenge is met with a burst of experiment, until we find the right solution. It’s a designers’ curse! The company believes in designing by the site, as each site lays a new challenge in itself. We execute what the site needs with utmost importance.

As quoted by Mies Van Der Rohe – “Less is more”, our designs are approached with a minimalistic touch.

FOAID has 3 verticals, Design, Turnkey and a Modular Furniture Factory. Each project sets a new bench mark for the company, where our aim is to constantly evolve. Understanding the grit behind the project and inducing environs which would assist activity, is our focus.

We’ll let you in on our secret; To achieve A1 concepts, we will do anything, maybe even drive each other up the wall. Our design style constantly evolves as it is usually made to order!

Recipe for FOAID:

  • An assorted set of designers
  • Radiating passion in every direction
  • Overdose of caffeine and a large appetite
  • Battling over temperature controls
  • Moving with the trends whilst creating new ones
  • Individual’s perspectives shaped by continuous dialogue

Mukesh Chouhan

Mukesh has joined FOAID Design Studio 7 years back. He grasps, excels and exhibits his character in design. With focus being his mantra, his growth is always transparent inspiring the rest of the office.

“FOAID has given me the opportunity to explore my ideas and vision, and bring it to reality. Here, every individual is very supportive which makes it like a large family.”

Ananthi Govindarajan

Ananthi is a very hardworking soul and always ready for a new challenge. Her confidence and desire for work is her major strength. Do not be fooled by her smile, she’s a fighter.

“This is the place where I have learned architecture and interiors. It’s good place to learn and improve one’s self. Very happy to be a part of the FOAID family.”

Arun Kumar

Arun has been with FOAID since it’s very beginning. His smile brightens the office and is always ever so helpful forming an integral part of our support system.

“This is the place where I came as a draftsman but with support, I expanded my know-how and now I specialize in kitchen, toilet designs and have excelled in making technical drawings of electrical and plumbing details.”

Madhubala C. R

Madhu new to the team is quiet and docile. She always gives her best in whichever task she takes up. With her simple and hardworking nature, she gels well with the FOAID family.

“FOAID has been a great learning experience. What is great here are the people who make it - their creativity, knowledge, experience, guidance and their originality. Above all, fun and learning go hand in hand, making work here enjoyable.”

Parul Agarwal

This headstrong young lady is in the process of creating a niche for herself in the field of design with her quirky personality. Achieves optimal levels of performance and accomplishments for FOAID Design Studio.

“I’ve literally grown up watching this office. The transitions and the people, I have evolved with them. To me it’s not just an office but an institution that has driven me to be what I am today.”

Zaibaa AK

A team player who excels in communication and has played a major role in the overall development and design of FOAID. She has mastered the art of story-telling keeping us absorbed with her tales.

“An environment that constantly promotes creative thinking. Happy to be working as a part of FOAID where we are, always encouraged to explore and broaden our horizons. Co-workers turned friends who always lend a helping hand.”

Charitaa Bagry

Our latest addition to the team, Charitaa displays an enthusiastic and high-spirited character. Always looks forward to designing with her creative mind.

“FOAID to me is a platform where I can explore the extents of my creativity. An environment that works on the principles of encouragement and pushing the boundaries.”

Shoonya Kumar

Our research associate is an expert at structuring our detailed study while also inspiring us to venture on new paths of design-oriented research which form the firm foundation of the R&D cell. Being a critical analyst, you can only try your best because he’s not someone who is easy to please.

Priscilla Rathnaraj

Priscilla, our Admin Head, has an ability to communicate effectively, keeping meetings updated, enforces company policies and values. She has a knack for putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

“FOAID is a place where I've improved my self-confidence in dealing with people who come from different walks of life in a diplomatic way.”

Amit Kumar Kedia

Backbone of FOAID’s accounts department. Without him, FOAID would not understand debits and credits. He keeps everything intact by playing a major role in purchase and management of labours.

“FOAID has taught me many things and shaped my knowledge and interest in Accounts. I handle vendors, time schedule for materials that have to be dispatched and sent to the various sites, aligning and aiding my team’s requirements.”

Navaneethan

A hardworking and patient site engineer who provides technical advice, supervises staff on site ensuring stability throughout the duration of the project and promises finesse upon completion.

Arun Prasad

A Site Supervisor who has been a constant support to the FOAID team. He is someone who always keeps to himself. Punctual and a man of his words, promises to deliver sites without any delay.

Asuthosh Gansean

Asuthosh is committed to his work. He has a close eye for details and is someone who loves to experiment with different technical software.

“FOAID design created an atmosphere where i sharpened my knowledge and learnt the way approaching a design and detailing it. I got chances of experimenting and learning new things which clearly gave me the live experience of making my design to live.”

Mohamed Kashif Fuzail

Kashif showcases dedication and commitment. He completes all of his tasks within the time constraints and strives to learn by never saying no.

“Positive attitude with a cheerful ambience and co-operative sense of communication is what I get here. It is a place which has an eye to detail, which helps in the process of design and execution.”

Mohamed Irfan

His jovial attitude reduces the stress level in the office. Irfan is a quick learner and has evolved since he has begun his journey with FOAID.

“I have learnt what architecture really is from the office and in that process, I have found that i love what i do. It was a great Experience working in FOAID Design Studio, gaining knowledge and Friendship at the same time.”

Nishant Agarwal

This high-spirited, young photographer is fully equipped to capture moments of events, candid and portraits of people, and all the spaces we design for our projects. Always at his best, his outputs are always a treasure to reminisce.

Introducing Ekta Agarwal

The founder, director and chief designer of FOAID Design Studio. The company was established in the year 2007 with her then partner Ar. Suny Akber. They were associated together for ten years with many successful projects.

She is a passionate and hardworking soul that individually runs the entire show. With twenty years of experience at hand, the company tries to extend its boundaries outside of its comfort zone. Over the years, the company has worked on several projects where the typologies of the buildings have been many. To her, every project is a new experience that helps us learn and expand our creative abilities.

A little more about our boss; she is sweet and innocent by nature, who has the abilities to mimic anyone over a good glass of wine. She makes sure that every individual at the office is always in good health (making her our full time in-house doctor) and keeping us satiated with lots of goodies. She gives each one of her designers the opportunity to lead the project under her constant guidance, to strive towards excellence. 
Cheers to her for all her efforts and sincerity put into this company.

FOAID Design Studio; Jalpaan – Architect’s Diary July 2018
Jalpaan Restaurant designed by the studio was features on the cover of an e-magazine. Follow the link to read the entire article.

http://thearchitectsdiary.com/jalpaan-restaurant-interiors-is-adaption-of-indian-modernstyle-foaid/

Hamsa 2016 ; Best Décor Interiors
Hamsa located at Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best Decor interiors of the year 2016.

Signature Fan Studio; Indian Expression July 2017
South India’s No.1 life style Indulge Magazine brings you Culture, women fashion, accessories, Travel tips, beauty tips, fitness, wellness and Telewatch. Indulge by the Indian Express published an article on the interiors and products exhibited at the Signature Fan Studio, Nungambakkam on July 22nd 2017.

Apollo Dental Spa 2016 ; Best clinic interiors
Apollo Dental Spa at KNK, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best clinic interiors of the year 2016. This led to many more associations with Apollo.

FOAID Design Studio; Kapaleeswarar temple inspires design studio’s modular pooja rooms
The studio was featured in the Dailythanthi, a local newspaper in Chennai for its new initiative in Temple Research to be used to design modular temples and products for homes.

Temple Inspires Design Studios Modular

Royal Treat ; Society Interiors March 2017
Society Interiors Magazine is full of information about interiors. It gives great insight into doing up spaces in the best way. It gives in-depth information about structures and how the interiors can be done. It suggests paint colours, materials, furnishings, decorative artefacts, wall designs, paintings that can be put up. Magazine also showcases a number of homes to highlight interesting interiors and beautiful spaces that one would love to live in. In the March 2017 issue, page 138 they speak about the explicit interiors of the Hamsa Restaurant.

Who we are

FOAID ,“Fraternity of Architecture & Interior Design”, is a design studio that brings about a concoction of different perspectives under a single roof. From spaces to products, and end to end, hit us up with any challenge. Each challenge is met with a burst of experiment, until we find the right solution. It’s a designers’ curse! The company believes in designing by the site, as each site lays a new challenge in itself. We execute what the site needs with utmost importance.

As quoted by Mies Van Der Rohe – “Less is more”, our designs are approached with a minimalistic touch.

FOAID has 3 verticals, Design, Turnkey and a Modular Furniture Factory. Each project sets a new bench mark for the company, where our aim is to constantly evolve. Understanding the grit behind the project and inducing environs which would assist activity, is our focus.

We’ll let you in on our secret; To achieve A1 concepts, we will do anything, maybe even drive each other up the wall. Our design style constantly evolves as it is usually made to order!

Recipe for FOAID:

  • An assorted set of designers
  • Radiating passion in every direction
  • Overdose of caffeine and a large appetite
  • Battling over temperature controls
  • Moving with the trends whilst creating new ones
  • Individual’s perspectives shaped by continuous dialogue

Team

Mukesh Chouhan

Mukesh has joined FOAID Design Studio 7 years back. He grasps, excels and exhibits his character in design. With focus being his mantra, his growth is always transparent inspiring the rest of the office.

“FOAID has given me the opportunity to explore my ideas and vision, and bring it to reality. Here, every individual is very supportive which makes it like a large family.”

Ananthi Govindarajan

Ananthi is a very hardworking soul and always ready for a new challenge. Her confidence and desire for work is her major strength. Do not be fooled by her smile, she’s a fighter.

“This is the place where I have learned architecture and interiors. It’s good place to learn and improve one’s self. Very happy to be a part of the FOAID family.”

Arun Kumar

Arun has been with FOAID since it’s very beginning. His smile brightens the office and is always ever so helpful forming an integral part of our support system.

“This is the place where I came as a draftsman but with support, I expanded my know-how and now I specialize in kitchen, toilet designs and have excelled in making technical drawings of electrical and plumbing details.”

Madhubala C. R

Madhu new to the team is quiet and docile. She always gives her best in whichever task she takes up. With her simple and hardworking nature, she gels well with the FOAID family.

“FOAID has been a great learning experience. What is great here are the people who make it - their creativity, knowledge, experience, guidance and their originality. Above all, fun and learning go hand in hand, making work here enjoyable.”

Parul Agarwal

This headstrong young lady is in the process of creating a niche for herself in the field of design with her quirky personality. Achieves optimal levels of performance and accomplishments for FOAID Design Studio.

“I’ve literally grown up watching this office. The transitions and the people, I have evolved with them. To me it’s not just an office but an institution that has driven me to be what I am today.”

Zaibaa AK

A team player who excels in communication and has played a major role in the overall development and design of FOAID. She has mastered the art of story-telling keeping us absorbed with her tales.

“An environment that constantly promotes creative thinking. Happy to be working as a part of FOAID where we are, always encouraged to explore and broaden our horizons. Co-workers turned friends who always lend a helping hand.”

Charitaa Bagry

Our latest addition to the team, Charitaa displays an enthusiastic and high-spirited character. Always looks forward to designing with her creative mind.

“FOAID to me is a platform where I can explore the extents of my creativity. An environment that works on the principles of encouragement and pushing the boundaries.”

Shoonya Kumar

Our research associate is an expert at structuring our detailed study while also inspiring us to venture on new paths of design-oriented research which form the firm foundation of the R&D cell. Being a critical analyst, you can only try your best because he’s not someone who is easy to please.

Priscilla Rathnaraj

Priscilla, our Admin Head, has an ability to communicate effectively, keeping meetings updated, enforces company policies and values. She has a knack for putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

“FOAID is a place where I've improved my self-confidence in dealing with people who come from different walks of life in a diplomatic way.”

Amit Kumar Kedia

Backbone of FOAID’s accounts department. Without him, FOAID would not understand debits and credits. He keeps everything intact by playing a major role in purchase and management of labours.

“FOAID has taught me many things and shaped my knowledge and interest in Accounts. I handle vendors, time schedule for materials that have to be dispatched and sent to the various sites, aligning and aiding my team’s requirements.”

Navaneethan

A hardworking and patient site engineer who provides technical advice, supervises staff on site ensuring stability throughout the duration of the project and promises finesse upon completion.

Arun Prasad

A Site Supervisor who has been a constant support to the FOAID team. He is someone who always keeps to himself. Punctual and a man of his words, promises to deliver sites without any delay.

Asuthosh Gansean

Asuthosh is committed to his work. He has a close eye for details and is someone who loves to experiment with different technical software.

“FOAID design created an atmosphere where i sharpened my knowledge and learnt the way approaching a design and detailing it. I got chances of experimenting and learning new things which clearly gave me the live experience of making my design to live.”

Mohamed Kashif Fuzail

Kashif showcases dedication and commitment. He completes all of his tasks within the time constraints and strives to learn by never saying no.

“Positive attitude with a cheerful ambience and co-operative sense of communication is what I get here. It is a place which has an eye to detail, which helps in the process of design and execution.”

Mohamed Irfan

His jovial attitude reduces the stress level in the office. Irfan is a quick learner and has evolved since he has begun his journey with FOAID.

“I have learnt what architecture really is from the office and in that process, I have found that i love what i do. It was a great Experience working in FOAID Design Studio, gaining knowledge and Friendship at the same time.”

Nishant Agarwal

This high-spirited, young photographer is fully equipped to capture moments of events, candid and portraits of people, and all the spaces we design for our projects. Always at his best, his outputs are always a treasure to reminisce.

Studio

Chief Designer

Introducing Ekta Agarwal

The founder, director and chief designer of FOAID Design Studio. The company was established in the year 2007 with her then partner Ar. Suny Akber. They were associated together for ten years with many successful projects.

She is a passionate and hardworking soul that individually runs the entire show. With twenty years of experience at hand, the company tries to extend its boundaries outside of its comfort zone. Over the years, the company has worked on several projects where the typologies of the buildings have been many. To her, every project is a new experience that helps us learn and expand our creative abilities.

A little more about our boss; she is sweet and innocent by nature, who has the abilities to mimic anyone over a good glass of wine. She makes sure that every individual at the office is always in good health (making her our full time in-house doctor) and keeping us satiated with lots of goodies. She gives each one of her designers the opportunity to lead the project under her constant guidance, to strive towards excellence. 
Cheers to her for all her efforts and sincerity put into this company.

Award & Press

FOAID Design Studio; Jalpaan – Architect’s Diary July 2018

Jalpaan Restaurant designed by the studio has been published on the cover of an e-magazine Architect’s Diary. Follow the link to read the entire article.

http://thearchitectsdiary.com/jalpaan-restaurant-interiors-is-adaption-of-indian-modernstyle-foaid/

FOAID Design Studio; Kapaleeswarar temple inspires design studio’s modular pooja rooms

The studio was featured in the Dailythanthi, a local newspaper in Chennai for its new initiative in Temple Research to be used to design modular temples and products for homes.

Temple Inspires Design Studios Modular

Signature Fan Studio; Indian Expression July 2017
South India’s No.1 life style Indulge Magazine brings you Culture, women fashion, accessories, Travel tips, beauty tips, fitness, wellness and Telewatch. Indulge by the Indian Express published an article on the interiors and products exhibited at the Signature Fan Studio, Nungambakkam on July 22nd 2017.

Royal Treat ; Society Interiors March 2017
Society Interiors Magazine is full of information about interiors. It gives great insight into doing up spaces in the best way. It gives in-depth information about structures and how the interiors can be done. It suggests paint colours, materials, furnishings, decorative artefacts, wall designs, paintings that can be put up. Magazine also showcases a number of homes to highlight interesting interiors and beautiful spaces that one would love to live in. In the March 2017 issue, page 138 they speak about the explicit interiors of the Hamsa Restaurant.

Hamsa 2016 ; Best Décor Interiors
Hamsa located at Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best Decor interiors of the year 2016.

Apollo Dental Spa 2016 ; Best clinic interiors
Apollo Dental Spa at KNK, Chennai done by the FDS team received the Best clinic interiors of the year 2016. This led to many more associations with Apollo.

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