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the design company has established a new paradigm in the design industry, encompassing a multitude of disciplines while creating thoughtful and engaging architecture, brands, products, and environments. Since its launch in 2015, the design company has earned a reputation of an innovative design firm in the field, due to large part to the group’s integrated design process and focus on creating emotionally connected experiences. In the past years, the firm has grown working on projects across 21 cities in india

design lies at the heart of our firm. We’ve built a reputation for concept-driven spaces that resonate with users because every element relates to a central narrative.
we specialize in brand strategy, F&B strategy, graphic design, architecture & interior design.
Our process focuses on the principles of Hospitable Thinking to address the entire user experience from a human-centered perspective. 
we have extensive experience in the F&B, hotel, travel, residential and retail sectors, with clients ranging from start-ups to established category leaders.

who we are

meet our team with superhuman capabilities

Lakshmi Tumati


Lakshmi Tumati is a practising architect and founder principal and director of The Design Company. Born in Mumbai, she finished her Masters of Sociology & Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai. After graduating she worked with Ar. Kamal Malik in Mumbai. At his studio she worked on a variety of projects such as Welcome Group’s ITC Jodhpur & Grand Palledium at BKC, Mumbai.

In 2016 she established The Design Company together with Amit Dhanawat at Mumbai.

Lakshmi has a keen interest in practising in a wide variety and scales of projects. She is committed to exemplary planning, design and execution of the projects at studio.

Amit Dhanawat


Born in Udaipur, Amit received Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Mumbai in 2007. Shortly after graduating, Amit joined Ar. Ratan Batliboi where he worked on many exciting projects of varied scale from redesigning of Mumbai’s marine drive and Reliance’s Jamnagar export refinery office complex. Later he worked with Ar. Quaid Doongerwala before founding The Design Company in 2016 with Lakshmi Tumati. 

Amit has taught at architecture colleges in Mumbai and has been actively involved in use of technology as part of built environments. 

An avid traveler and 3D printing enthusiast, Amit has collaborated with various designers and tech. consultants on many future products.

Our creative team