Priya Telavane is the founder of 361 degrees design solutions in Dubai, UAE. She is the mom of one. We had the pleasure of sitting down with her to learn more about her business and her personal life. Read the full story here:
Mompreneurs WW: Tell us about your company
Priya: Founded this company 8 years back in Dubai. We mainly do commercial interior design and fit out projects. We help clients to transform their spaces to tell their stories through interiors.
Company is run by architect Duo Amol and Priya (in real life husband and wife) after having 16 years of experience from all over the world. They specialized in interiors and furniture design. We have done around 25 to 30 restaurants, cafes, and food joints in Dubai. Retails stores in all the malls, Healthcare projects like pharmacies, spas, saloons, and clinics. We have done corporate offices for Oxford University, Swedish consulate etc,also designed award winning jwellery brand shops in Dubai.
We are official design consultant for ASTER group. We designed master concept for their pharmacies, optical stores and nutrition concept (300 stores designed so far for them)
We have designed and build Ice rink café for reputed Sharjah Ladies club. We are working for Sharjah girls guide for their interactive facility design and build only for girls.
Priya and Amol won “young successful enthrupenure in Dubai” award in 2016 fro Indian Business forum in Dubai. Priya receiving “women super achiever award “as a young enthrupenure in Bombay on 17th FEB,India organized by femina 26th addition world HRD congress. Priya was invited as a panelist to talk at Women SME 2017 ,Dubai. Priya invited as a panelist to talk at World HRD congress on 17th feb 2018,India
Mompreneurs WW: How did the idea of starting it come about and who inspired you?
Priya: While working for other interior design and fit out companies I realized clients aren’t getting correct design executed. There is big disparity in designer and contractors; time taken to finish the project is unreal. To reduce headache of the clients and provide key-to-key solutions, also to have design centric projects started this company. We both were technically sound, ability to do excellent design, project management skills, Business knowledge we had all resources to go for our own setup against many others who don’t even understand or have education degree ,enough experience in this field.
Mompreneurs WW: What is the best part of what you do and the toughest?
Priya: Best part is we are always creative and learn more by books, conferences. Travel all over the world all places to understand the trends, styles and new innovations. To make work happen exactly what we have shown and promise to the client on the paper in tight timeframe. Getting payments on time from clients
Mompreneurs WW: How many kids do you have and how old are they?
Priya: I have 1 kid he is 2 years old. Son – Aaryan
Mompreneurs WW: How do you juggle work and life balance?
Priya: I have to do it thinking that my goals I get energy. Looking at my son I get smile and go ahead. I am very systematic and try to arrange all things around me to save time. Schedule it well.
Mompreneurs WW: What’s a book you always recommend and why?
Priya: Who moved my cheese is all time fav for quick inspiration. Men are from mars and women are from Venus. What get you here will not get you there.
Mompreneurs WW: What advice would you give a Mompreneur who was just starting out?
Priya: Be focused and crave for what you want to start. Do it as its last day and always be connected to feminine side.
Mompreneurs WW: Your favorite quote is…
Priya: Dream Big and work towards it to make it reality……..