About Us - About Founder
Mitali Bajaj CEO+Founder, Dr.Art+Design, schooled at Ithaca College, Cornell University, Columbia University and London School of Economics. In college she served as the Dean’s Assistant, where she was awarded for excellence in academics and started a business club for minorities. After graduating in Business Management she went on to work with Goldman Sachs on Wall Street.
However, she didn’t think finance was her vocation and wanted something interesting. On returning to India she worked with Godrej Properties for a stint and learnt real estate. Hospitality being her family business and having studied at Cornell, Ithaca, she got interested in the idea of making the World’s first Indian art hotel, now called Le Sutra, which got awarded Most Unique Hotel in India by IHEA. In fact in Ithaca she took sculpture as an elective and recently studied design in Milan and Rome with Istituti Callegari Milano.
The art hotel project was the first time that a co-creation of so many creative minds was at play. She thought it would be an idea worth corporatizing and being from the world of finance looked at it as a financial plus creative career. After long interactive conversations with her mentors from the US and McKinsey they all concluded that this concept had great need but no supply.
So she decided to setup a co-creative studio where multiple brains worked on a common idea giving birth to Dr.Art+Design. It is one of the only design studios that implements and installs their designs, art and sculptures.
Having an inherent nascent instinct in the arts, its passion pervaded her sojourns across three continents absorbing design and art through hotels, offices, retail spaces, many galleries and art shows. In Italy were trips to the internationally reputed design show, Salone Del Mobile, contemporary art space like Maxxi & Macro to the old world charm of Uffizi in Italy. In Spain her favorite were the Reina Sofia and Sagrada Familia.
Architecture firms who found her work worthy of indulgence were names like Michael Graves & Associates, Kamal Malik, Chandrashekhar Architects and several others. She’s also doing projects with business houses like Godrej Properties and Tata Housing.
Mitali is an avid enthusiast of horse riding, scuba diving, and skiing with an abiding interest in travel and philosophy. Many design ideas churned into one are her greatest inspiration.
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