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In the realm of architecture and design, the names hardesh and Monica Chawla resonate with innovation, elegance and
a commitment to excellence. The dynamic duo stumbled into architecture and design while dealing with property investments in the late 90s. The need to develop properties sparked their interest in the field and they ended up as co-founders of essentia environments. With a rich tapestry of achievements spanning over 25 years in the industry, their journey
is marked by accolades, creativity, and a profound dedication to crafting spaces that transcend the ordinary. Educationally diverse, yet united, in their passion for design, chawla’s engineering and business background complement Monica’s artistic flair, forging a partnership grounded in expertise and vision. For the Chawla’s, architecture is not merely about aesthetics; it’s a harmonious blend of functionality, uniqueness and personality of the client.

Hardesh & Monica Chawla Co-founders, Essentia Environments The convergence of smart buildings and biophilic design excites the Chawla’s, who recognise its potential to shape the future of luxury living. With a keen focus on sustainability and a deep appreciation for nature, they seamlessly integrate biophilic principles into their designs, fostering a sense of harmony and well-being. They feel that their inner sensibility leans towards connecting with nature, and they try to ensure their clients find a deeper connection in their daily living. The Chawla’s remain driven by a relentless creative spirit, finding inspiration in the opportunity to craft spaces that delight and inspire their clients. Challenges, they acknowledge, are part of the creative process, mostly related to budget and time constraints. Yet, such obstacles coax them to think creatively and accomplish the tasks within limitations. Looking ahead, the Chawla’s foresee a shift towards innovation and smart living, with clients increasingly prioritising functionality and personalised experiences over ostentatious displays of wealth. As India’s economy flourishes, the demand for comprehensive design solutions is poised to surge, positioning firms like essentia environments at the forefront of architectural innovation.
In the ever-evolving landscape of architectural luxury, the Chawlas stand as visionary leaders, reshaping the way we perceive and experience the spaces we inhabit. With a blend of creativity, expertise, and commitment to excellence, they redefine the boundaries of architectural luxury, leaving an indelible mark on the world of design.

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