Pinakin Patel’s vision is now being spearheaded by Mohak Mehta and Pallavi Choksi. After working with him for the last 15 years, they are now carrying forward brand Pinakin's legacy of creating contemporary design from a classical base, and giving a distinctive interpretation to client needs.
Together they are taking the key approach of brand Pinakin: exclusivity, innovation and reinvention, and infusing it with a fresh approach and vitality.
An alumnus of Cathedral & John Connon School and Purdue University, Mohak has built up for himself out of 12 years of a close working relationship with his uncle, Pinakin, a vast body of work that displays creativity and innovation. He has been instrumental in designing premium addresses of some top-notch clientele, including Max Azria of BCBG in Paris, Rajiv Bajaj, Harsh Goenka, Ratan Jindal and for a large number of companies, including Jubilant Group, Emami Group, CESC,Vedanta Group, KK Birla Group, Greenply, Edelweiss Capital, Garden Vareli, to name a few. In the past few years, he has expanded the practice into doing show flats and co-branding luxury apartments for leading developers in Mumbai, including SD Corporation, Hiranandani, DLF, Kalpataru, among others. His diverse and imaginative portfolio also includes working on commercial projects such as the Poggenpohl and Art d’ Inox showrooms in Mumbai.
Pallavi Choksi has the longest association with Pinakin Patel and his architecture and design practice. In 1991, after completing her education in Interior Design, Pallavi joined Pinakin. She worked with some of the firm’s most notable projects, including luxury residential homes, commercial spaces and the popular restaurant Aurus at Juhu. With an aim to gain international exposure, she shifted base to New York City and worked as senior designer with Currimbhoy Architecture and Design. She went on to head their Mumbai office as an Associate, working on some premium commercial projects, including setting up of McKinsey offices in Gurgaon, Mumbai and Chennai.