The name Tarun Tahiliani instantly evokes images of fashion-forward Indian designs that exude an effortless “it” factor. From sarees and salwars to more Western-inspired looks, each Tahiliani creation is a tasteful balance of shape, color, texture, and richness.
It’s no surprise that Tarun Tahiliani is taking his talents and applying them to new fields. From collaborations with Johnny Walker and Lucky Strike to Timex, Tahiliani is infusing brands with this special blend of ethnic decadence.
Most recently, Tarun Tahiliani used his creativity to design a boutique hotel: The Sol. The Sol is tucked away in a quiet corner of North Goa, but with the growing buzz about Tahiliani’s design work, there’s nothing quiet about the accolades and attention this property is receiving.
With only 20 suites, The Sol is exclusive, luxurious, and has all the design hallmarks of a Tahiliani piece. The design work is intricate, handcrafted and feel’s like one of Tahiliani’s flagship stores with its muted color palette.
Tahiliani says he is motivated by architecture. “I love space and I love layering it. I’m greatly influenced by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa’s work and theory of using local influences, especially merging the indoor and outdoor spaces,” he explains. “We got antiques from Phillip’s Antiques in Mumbai and mirror frames from Ahmedabad. It had to have a resonance with an Indian past.”
Tahiliani appears to have been bitten by the hospitality bug, as he’s currently working on his own hotel in Goa, right next to his new home at Salvador de Monde.