Bangalore: Bonito Designs, India’s most promising interior designing brand, has recently announced the appointment of Gabriel Gil as its Senior Design Mentor. Gabriel, who was previously working at ASTAD Project Management in Qatar, brings on board 25+ years of industry experience. In his new role at Bonito Designs, the seasoned professional will be responsible for bolstering brand visibility, creating a unique design language as well as driving the company’s business growth. He is also tasked with overseeing the talent acquisition process and building efficiency in the core design team
Throughout his professional career, Gabriel Gil has held multiple hands-on leadership and responsibility positions across industries like Hospitality, Corporate, and Residential Design & Construction. He has experience of working in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Between the years 2010-2019, Gabriel was overseeing and managing the development of iconic hotels and flagships buildings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Doha, Qatar.
Some of the most notable projects managed by Gabriel include – Hotel Ritz in Madrid; San Roque Club in Marbella; Marriott Hotels in Puerto Rico; Sandals Resorts in Cuba; Gran Hotel La Florida, in Barcelona; Radisson Blu Hotel in Madrid; Hilton Hotel & Apartments in Riyadh KSA along with Corporate offices like CMA Tower in Riyadh and QP Headquarters in Doha. Prior to joining Bonito Designs, he was responsible for handling Qatar Petroleum’s projects. After completing his B.Arch degree from UM Buenos Aires, Argentina, he went on to pursue Doctorate Courses in Architecture at ETSAM, Madrid and Masters on Urban Design at Alcala de Henares University.
Talking about the appointment, Sameer AM, Founder, and CEO of Bonito Designs, said, “We are pleased to welcome a talented mind like Gabriel, who comes with a strong background in design as well as a diversified portfolio across several verticals. He is an accomplished professional and has an in-depth understanding of the design standards and material availability in the market. By bringing onboard such a veteran to lead our core design team, we aim to leverage his expertise to take Bonito’s brand visibility and presence to a whole new level. We look forward to a long-term association with Gabriel, and expect to benefit from his far-reaching vision”.
Bonito Designs recently collaborated with AIESEC to create a knowledge-sharing platform for national and international designers. Through the collaboration, the company aims to enhance the design quality of its offering and cater to a larger and varied clientele. Bonito is also partnering with reputed academic institutions like NIFT and LISAA to include its unique ‘Design philosophy and processes’ in their curriculum to ensure the budding designers are industry-ready. By associating with such academic brands, the startup is looking to establish its position in the entire design fraternity while reaching out to a niche design-centric market.
Expressing his view, Gabriel Gil, added, “Bonito Designs is one of the few Indian brands that take an innovative approach to provide unique, out-of-the-box design solutions. I am excited to be a part of the dynamic work culture of Bonito Designs and hope to drive its next phase of business growth.”
Established in 2012, Bonito Designs has been working towards its goal of making great designs accessible to Indian customers at affordable prices. Its constant endeavour is to provide a bespoke interior experience to customers. Committed to delivering its service at 600+ homes by the end of 2019, Bonito Designs is on its way to become India’s top interior designing company.