Sussanne Khan, Founder & Owner of The Charcoal Project, Mumbai was awarded Asia’s Most Influential Designer at the Designer of the Year Awards (DOTY) 2019 at in Kuala Lumpur.
The Designer of the Year Awards (DOTY) 2019 celebrated their 10th Diamond Anniversary. The renowned award honors outstanding designers in Malaysia as well as recognizes impeccable international designers who have not only showcased their creative talents but also have made an impact in the industry. The DOTY 2019 awards are organised by ACG MEDIA and they are dedicated to promote and enhance the designer industry to the next level.
This award was presented to three outstanding and influential designers namely; Sussanne Khan from The Charcoal Project, India, Katharone Pooley represented by April Hudson, Design Director, UK and Mr DuangritDunnag, from DuangritDunnag Architects, Thailand.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Mr. Philippe Starck, who gave a warm acceptance speech via an audiovisual.
Sussanne says, “This award is definitely huge to me. I feel a lot of gratitude and motivation. I have enjoyed everything that I have done during this journey in a certain way trying to break through the mundane way of philosophies in designs and going towards my instincts. These all were different, interesting and appreciated in the end.”
Sussanne Khan obtained an Associate Art Degree in Interior Design from Brooks College, Long Beach, California in the year 1995, and designed her first project in 1996. Sussanne founded and introduced The Charcoal Project, India’s first and most unique design concept store. The store changed the meaning of curated interior design in India.
Compiled by Roshna K.