Asia Scotland Institute
Arts & Culture
We are delighted to welcome to Scotland as part of our Arts & Culture programming Sunita Kohli, a world-leading expert in historical architectural restoration from India, who has generously agreed to give an illustrated talk on her design philosophy.
Please join us in Glasgow for this unique talk, and the networking receptions afterwards.
Tuesday 8th Oct, 18:00 for 18:15 -19:15hrs
Followed by a networking reception 19:15 – 20:00hrs
The Mackintosh Lecture Theatre, Basement, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ
Sunita Kohli is a research-based interior designer, a leader in historical interior architectural restoration and a manufacturer of fine contemporary and classical furniture. Mrs. Kohli has lectured widely and been written about in international design and architectural publications.
In New Delhi, Sunita Kohli has restored and decorated many British period buildings designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Sir Herbert Baker and Sir Robert Tor Russell – notably Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official home of the President of India and the former residence of the Viceroy; the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretariat and Hyderabad House.
Sunita Kohli’s design career has spanned over four decades. The discipline she studied was English Literature. For her masters degree, she wrote a dissertation on Christopher Marlowe, taught literature in a well-known undergraduate college and then went on to become a celebrated and much-awarded furniture manufacturer, interior designer and architectural restorer.
In 1992, she was conferred the Padmashri, among India’s highest civilian awards, by the President of India, “for contribution to national life by excellence in the field of Interior Design and Architectural Restoration”. To date, she is the only designer thus awarded.Sunita Kohli is the president of K2INDIA, a new firm started in 2010 with her architect daughter, Kohelika Kohli. K2INDIA offers a discerning clientele architecture, interior design, furniture, restoration, landscape and construction services.
Today, Sunita Kohli will discuss her design philosophy and a few of her projects. These are spread across several countries and across many specialties… public buildings, hotels and resorts, luxury hotel boats, forts, palaces, heritage properties, aircrafts, corporate offices and private residences.