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ICE India Coverings Expo & ‘Society Interiors & Design’ Honours 2023

ICE India Coverings Expo & ‘Society Interiors & Design’ Honours 2023, Pune, felicitated visionaries for their exceptional contribution to the fields of architecture, Interior design and real estate.

Society Interiors and Design, India’s leading architecture and interior design magazine has been a forerunner in the industry of design publications for many years. The esteemed magazine has been felicitating architects and designers who have been constantly setting new benchmarks in their respective fields with their diverse body of work. The Society Interiors & Design Honors 2023, Pune, exemplifies this endeavour and carries forward the magazines legacy.

Society Interiors and Design along with INDIA COVERINGS EXPO, one brand that takes efforts to get new materials under one roof, felicitated visionaries and achievers in the fields of real estate, construction, architecture and interior design on June 24th, 2023 at Sheraton, The Grand, Bund Garden, Pune. The glamorous evening of the ICE India Coverings Expo & ‘Society Interiors & Design’ Honours 2023, Pune was hosted by emcee, Simran Ahuja.

As is tradition, the evening kick-started with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp with; Ashok Dhamankar, Founder and Director Magnete Publishing, Sunil Khavnekar., Director Magnete Publishing, Swati Balgi, Consulting Editor, Society Interiors and Design, Andrea Costabir Editor, Society Achievers, Preeta Nair, Director Magnete Publihsing, Shivendra Parihar, Marketing Director Magnete & Priya Prabhu, Writer, Society Interiors and Design.

The chief guest for the evening was IAS officer Shekhar Singh (PCMC Commissioner) who recently took charge as the new commissioner of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). The gala ceremony also saw some others who have contributed to the industry and given it its current pioneering standard. Some of the prominent names from the guest list included the likes of Mr Amit Dhariwal Partner, Hridaan Realty and Director Hridaan Ventures (Real Estate, Automobile, Hospitality), Karan Dhariwal and Anita Shamani, a highly gifted furniture curator, among others.

On this glamourous evening, Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger – CCBA Designs was awarded with the Design Legend (Lifetime Achievement Honour). Ar. Chandrashekhar Kanetkar – Chandrashekhar Design Inc was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Architecture and Interior Design honour, Ar. Prakash Anjarlekar was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to Professional Practice and Education, Ar. Sandeep Shikre & Alpa Shikre – SSA Architects was felicitated with the Outstanding Contribution to Architecture & Interior Design Large Scale Projects category, Ar. Ravi Gadre – Ravi Gadre And Associates received the felicitation in the category Outstanding Contribution to Outstanding Contribution to Architecture and Interior Design, Ar. Sunil Patil – Sunil Patil and Associates received an award in the category – Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable and Innovative Architecture Practice, Ar. Suntosh Baheti – Baheti & Associates and Ar Anand Bhagat were felicitated with the Outstanding Contribution to Architecture and Interior Design category.

The Creative Excellence in Architecture and Interior Design was awarded to Pratap Jhadav – Pratap Jadhav & Associates, Anil Ranka – Anil Ranka Architects, Mita and Sanjeev Joshi – Sanjeev Mita Joshi Architects & Interior Designers, Ashwin Lovekar and Anjali Lovekar – Lovekar Design Associates, Sitesh Agarwal, Sankalp Designers, Ekta Ahuja, Tejomaya Architects & Interior Designers, Supreet Bajaj of Purplelofts, Pratul Bajaj of ANANTE DESIGNS and Ar Siddhina Sakla of The Arch Studio Pune. Coming to the real estate segment, Greenway Properties (Mr. Ashok K Ravat, Mr. Radhakrishna Narayan Shenvi, Mr. S Vishwanathan and Mr. Nilesh Lodh) was facilitated with Excellence in Green Design and Sustainability, Sarvesh Javdekar Of VJ Group and Raju Bhise of Austin Group were felicitated with the Excellence in Residential and Commercial Project honours, Paranjape Schemes Construction won the Excellence in Residential project category while Atul Goel of Goel Ganga Group and Prayag Khose of B K Khose Group won the Excellence in Infrastructure & Real Estate honors.

Later in the evening the guests and the awardees were seen having a gala affair together over cocktails and dinner. It was truly an entertaining, creative and power-packed event that ended on a high note. We take this opportunity to thank Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel for their assistance.

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