● Former HDFC chairman Mr. Deepak Parekh, Architect Mr. Hafeez Contractor, Motivational Speaker Gaur Gopal Das, and Sand artist Rahul Arya attended the event.
February 13th, 2024, Mumbai: Eleganz Interiors, India’s leading interior design & build fitout company, marked its 35th anniversary in the industry with a spectacular event recently at MCA Bandra Club, BKC. The celebration, attended by distinguished guests, industry leaders, and prominent personalities, was an evening of glamour, inspiration, and reflection on Eleganz Interiors’ remarkable journey.
Esteemed guests, including former HDFC Chairman Mr. Deepak Parekh and renowned architect Mr. Hafeez Contractor, graced the occasion, sharing valuable insights into the interior design and build fit-out industry while expressing their enduring relationship with Eleganz. Motivational speaker Mr. Gaur Gopal Das added his unique touch to the occasion with his inspiring words on sustainability and leadership.
The event commenced with a heartfelt welcome, setting the stage for an unforgettable night. Guests were treated to an opening video that encapsulated the inspiring 35-year journey of Eleganz Interiors, highlighting its transformation into a formidable presence in the interior fit-out industry. Mr. Sammeer Pakvasa, the Managing Director and CEO of Eleganz Interiors, took the stage and delivered a speech, sharing insights into the company’s strategic vision and achievements over the last 23 years. The mic was then passed to the visionary founder, Mr. Akshay Pakvasa, who shared profound insights into laying the foundation for Eleganz in 1988.
The celebration continued with a heartwarming tribute video showcasing the impact of Eleganz Interiors on its dedicated workforce. A CSR presentation highlighted the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. The highlight of the evening was a mesmerising sand art performance by Rahul Arya, a celebrated artist known for transforming simple grains of sand into compelling stories. The live painting art performance left the audience in awe.
Speaking on the joyous occasion, Mr. Akshay Pakvasa, Founder of Eleganz Interiors, said, “I am deeply honoured and humbled by the presence of our esteemed guests and my dear friends, Mr. Deepak Parekh, Mr. Hafeez Contractor, and Mr. Gaur Gopal Das. Their presence tonight adds immense value to our celebration, and I am truly grateful for their support and encouragement throughout our journey.
As the founder of Eleganz Interiors, it fills my heart with immense joy to see how far we’ve come over the past 35 years. What started as a humble endeavour has blossomed into a legacy of excellence in the design and build industry. I am incredibly proud of the dedication and hard work that have brought us to this moment. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to my son, Sammeer, for his unwavering commitment to excellence. His vision and passion have propelled Eleganz to new heights. Under his leadership, I am confident that Eleganz will continue to thrive and redefine standards in the industry for many years to come.”
Mr. Sammeer Pakvasa, Managing Director and CEO of Eleganz Interiors, said, “As we bask in the celebration of our 35th anniversary, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who graced the occasion, making it a night to remember. We were honoured by the presence of distinguished guests, especially Mr. Deepak Parekh, Mr. Hafeez Contractor, Mr. Gaur Gopal Das and our friends from the industry, making our celebration even more special.
My dad started Eleganz Interiors in 1988 and since then it has always been about redefining excellence. This event marked not just a milestone in our journey but a celebration of the dedication, creativity, and resilience that define our brand. As we look back on 35 years of crafting exquisite spaces, we also look forward to continuing our legacy of excellence. Here’s to the spirit of Eleganz, a legacy of excellence that continues to evolve and redefine standards in the industry.”
Mr. Deepak Parekh, Former Chairman, HDFC Bank, remarked, “My association with Eleganz and Akshay Pakvasa goes a long way. I have witnessed Akshay’s journey from an interior contractor to leading the design and build industry. It is his sheer resilience and determination that have propelled Eleganz to its current stature and built a legacy of their own. And now his son, Sammeer too is a visionary, pushing boundaries and redefining every rule in the book while building Eleganz. Under his stewardship, Eleganz has experienced remarkable growth, with the establishment of numerous offices and collaborations with marquee clients. I have no doubt that Eleganz will continue to thrive under his leadership for the next 35 years and beyond.”
Architect Hafeez Contractor reminisced, “I first met Akshay at a work event. Upon our first interaction, I found him to be a very strict and somewhat difficult individual, especially fresh from his return from Dubai. However, as I began collaborating with him, I was thoroughly impressed by his workmanship and his adept handling of projects. This led to an increasing amount of contracting being entrusted to him, a trend that continues to this day, with his son, Sammeer. So, today, standing here on their 35th anniversary, I feel an immense sense of pride witnessing how far they have progressed. I wish them continued growth and an even greater reputation in the years ahead.”
The festivities concluded with an invitation to guests to enjoy an exquisite selection of drinks and dinner, carefully curated to harmonise with the refined aesthetics of Eleganz Interiors’ designs. The Networking Zone provided a space for engaging conversations and connections. As a token of appreciation, guests were invited to visit the Video Testimonial Booth and share their reflections about the evening, receiving an eco-friendly thank-you gift in return.
With the successful culmination of the event, Eleganz Interiors promises to persist in leading design innovation, sustainability, global expansion, and excellence in interior design & build for many years to come.