The founder of Team Interior (www.team4interior.com) an interior design company based in Indore, Mustafa Modi completed his Master’s in Environmental science in 2000 and started working as Quality Assurance Chemist at the Coca-cola plant in Hyderabad. During that period, his uncle got a project for Taj Banjara Bar, which is his station after his duty. Doing so encouraged the Designer inside Mustafa and he did his degree in Interior Design. After completion, the founder started working with an Italian Furniture company which helps to sharpen his axe for the industry.
Personally, he got recognised when he bagged the award in Bahrain for completing the Sitra Mall project on time. After that, he came to India and started his own Interior Design Company. This is how Team Interior started in 2002. The team is working in Pan India, especially in terms of turnkey interior projects.
Over the years, interior Designing has taken a lead role in designing homes when it comes to residential areas, office facilities, commercial developers and institutions such as hospitals, schools, and religious centres, interior designing plays an important aspect in the life of an architecture who have become more prominent in years, homes that are designed have some unique appearances in the world of real estate, interior design is considered to have beautiful décor and its uniqueness of the owner.
When the word “interior design” crosses the mind, many people cannot stop thinking of the deluge of home makeover shows that seem to dominate daytime television. But in reality, the job of an interior designer involves a lot of hard work and a difficult decision is to be made. In fact, the life of an interior designer in today’s market is extremely complicated, for it encloses a great deal more than people realize.
Mustafa Modi generally preferred Modern architecture with a minimalist theme using pastel colours. Modern architecture is based upon new and innovative technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete; the idea that form should follow function (functionalism); an embrace of minimalism; and a rejection of ornament. It emerged in the first half of the 20th century and became dominant after World War II until the 1980s when it was gradually replaced as the principal style for institutional and corporate buildings by postmodern architecture.
Team Interior is specialized in turnkey interior projects, which means their clients need not worry about Mason, a carpenter, painter, plumber, tile worker or electrician. They have an in-house design team which delivers designs according to the client’s requirements. Team Interior has a state of the art fully modern modular furniture factory which means the customer maximum load of work is transferred to the factory and the processing time becomes 50%.
Team Interior will start franchising this year and target to start at least 10 Studios this year. When Mustafa Modi started his journey at Team Interior, he faced many challenges. The Major was the budget issue of the customer. At the time of delivering the final touches the maximum number of customers get exhausted, not because they don’t know but due to extra expenses or wrong or much more expensive selection. Then the team decided to give a complete breakup of
materials and finishes and show them in 3D before the execution. This is how he started turnkey interior projects.
Being an entrepreneur requires specific skills. While some abilities might be naturally present, others can be learned or developed through careful practice. According to Mustafa Modi, the following are the main skills:
- Product or service knowledge
- Risk management
- Money management
- Decision-making ability
- Ability to network
According to Mustafa Modi,
Client psychology plays a very important role in the designing and executing of architecture and interior design projects or any business. Hence, architectural psychology is a study based on the interaction of people with spaces and the interrelationships between humans and their surroundings. This tool examines the effects of built-in cognitive, behavioural, tangible, intangible, and affective layers on human experiences. Mustafa Modi believes that life is a process of learning.
A message Mustafa Modi would like to give to budding entrepreneurs is:
- Respect context and don’t design the page, design the experience.
- Manage your ego.
- True architectural style does not come from a conscious effort to create a particular look. It results obliquely – even accidentally – out of a holistic process.
- Overdesign – Basically design something bigger than is needed.
- Architecture begins with an idea.
- The more specific a design idea is, the greater its appeal is likely to be.
- It is the work that speaks, not the architect.
Team Interior has also won various awards including:
- National Architecture & Interior Design Excellence Awards 2020
- Most Promising & Creative Interior Design Firm of the Year 2020, Madhya Pradesh
- Architecture & Interior Design Excellence Awards & Conference 2022
- Leading & Trusted Interior Design Firm of the Year 2022 Madhya Pradesh
- Best Complete Home Interior Solution Company in Indore by India Design Awards 2022