We have a genuine passion and a well-established flair for Interior Design. We can proudly state that our forte lies in our flexibility and our ability to undertake projects of differing volume, type and as varied or unique in demand. A dedicated design development team works closely with our manufacturing facilities / partners to develop and customize design solutions and details for differing clients as per their requirements. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Woodlife handles projects from first scratch to final finish. Our team professionally manages and executes projects with the perfect fit and finish as per your stipulation. In line with our pledge to quality & ethics, we strive to ensure that our projects are always completed on time and in compliance with the set budgets. We insist on incorporating the latest technology throughout our process and adopting state of the art machinery and tools in our methodology be it site or shop floor.
We have more than fifteen years of experience in design, manufacturing, and retailing in furniture and related products catering to the local & overseas markets. we are technically-skilled and take a craftsman’s approach to translating dreams into reality. Well-accustomed to working with a variety of raw materials, we are adept in forging products and solutions from disparate sources. Our technical expertise reveals itself in how we work with the elegance of solid woods as well as the modernity of processed woods.
Hanif Mohammed is an Interior Designer with a Design and Engineering background who comes from the third generation of Architects and Engineers. His professional strengths come from over 15 years of work experience in the field of Design & Furniture manufacturing both in domestic & International markets. His eye for detail and quest for engineering designs translate into functional & applied results. He is passionate about working with customised Interior solutions making each Design unique to fit the customer’s need. He incorporates local flavour to interior spaces by working with artisans from the area. He consults for setting up wood working units in both panel based & solid wood. Hanif is the founder of Woodlife and heads the Design & Development team. Hanif’s vision for Woodlife is to make the organisation a creative hub for Quality conscious work by engaging with the right team of people. He plans to set up a wood working technical training work shop (along with machinery manufacturers) to raise the basic standard & quality of the available work force / talent in the future. Outside of work Hanif is a nature lover and enjoys Travel, Angling, Off roading & is an automotive enthusiast.
Director (Finance & Marketing)
Veena Balasubramaniam comes from a Business Management and Finance background with over 18 years of work experience in areas of Human Resources, Business development and Finance. She was a Banking and Wealth management specialist and moved on to be an integral part of a successful start-up company in Chennai involved in Eco Home constructions and manufacturers of Biological Sewage Treatment Plants. She now heads Marketing and Finance for Woodlife. She is passionate about Humanitarian work, apart from being actively involved with local environmental issues she has also worked & volunteered with the Belgian Red Cross and NGOs in post Tsunami Recovery & Reconstruction works in Sri lanka. She is an animal lover and passionate traveller. Her other interests include Cycling, Trekking and Cooking.
Usman Hameed handles IT (Marketing) & Technical support for Woodlife. Usman is a gemmologist by profession and has worked in the field of gemmology over 10 years both in India and USA. His career took a turn from Gemmology to IT technology when Usman discovered that his interests & passions lie in IT, Graphic Designing & related services. He successfully owns & operates a brand called “Creo Work” that specialises in IT (Marketing) service & solutions. Usman likes travelling, is a food lover and a prospector for gemstones.