Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar

Founder & Creative Director

Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar studied architectural design at the Parsons School of Design in New York and founded the bespoke design studio, studioHAUS in Pune, India in 2012. A trained architect, interior designer, artist, actor and model- Kunaal Kyhaan in 2017 launched KOY – a contemporary Indian home and lifestyle brand. 

KOY by Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar is a contemporary Indian designer furniture label with a culture-centric global vision and a purpose to celebrate the rich cultural bedrock of the Indian subcontinent. All materials and techniques employed by us are focused around working with traditional methodology and materials from different parts of India while providing employment to the local communities. KOY offers a diverse array of handcrafted furniture that beautifully celebrates materiality, along with exquisite art objects, decorative lighting, and meticulously handwoven fabrics. This brand is a testament to Kunaal's unwavering commitment to honoring materiality, individuality, and the rich tapestry of Indian culture.

Recognised for his bold and playful design, Kunaal Kyhaan has been awarded the Elle Decor India’s EDIDA “Designer of the Year” 2019 and has won the EDIDA  "Young Talent Award" in 2017. In 2024, Kunaal won an Edida Award for a collection of rugs designed for Jaipur rugs. 

Through KOY, he presents a family of handcrafted collectible design including furniture, rugs and art objects in carefully selected vibrant marbles, iridescent metals, molded fiber glass, natural wood and handcrafted textiles.
Kunaal Kyhaan has showcased at major International design shows, Maison et Objet, Ambiente Frankfurt, Milan Design Week and design fairs in India including Arch Digest- Design Show, Elle Decor- Design ID, Dcode, Acetech and raw collaborative. 

Kunaal Kyhaan introduced a lifestyle and fashion brand, KOYTOY in 2021 with a vision of merging luxury and lifestyle enriched with a flair for visual storytelling. KOYTOY’s first collection was introduced for "those who are unperturbed by expectations of color, gender and sexuality". KOYTOY won the INIFD’s GenNext Designer Program in 2023 with a successful ramp debut at Lakme Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI in Mumbai. 

Kunaal Kyhaan's design prowess has garnered him collaborations with renowned brands and international acclaim, with features in esteemed publications such as Elle Decor India, Elle Decoration USA, Elle Decoration China, Architectural Digest India, RUM ID, and many others. His creations have graced galleries and design shows around the globe, captivating the imaginations of design enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Follow the designer through his creative journey on @Kyhaan