Founder & CEO
Pawan got his Masters’ in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas. He started his career with Tata Consultancy Services and then moved to Silicon Valley, California, in 1996 and worked with several companies in Hi-Tech. Soon after, he founded a software company specialising in server-side technologies in Palo Alto. After exiting his software business, he relocated to Bangalore, India.
Founder & CFO
Gagan got his Masters’ in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas and started his career with Tata Unisys. He then moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1996 to work on the software architecture for high speed networked printing systems for Xerox Corporation. After a couple of years, he relocated to New Delhi and founded Obgenix Software, which specialised in creating highly scalable software systems.
The White Teak Company was established in 2016 by Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs Pawan Mehta and Gagan Mehta, after they relocated from Palo Alto, California to Bangalore, India.
The White Teak Company was acquired by Asian Paints on 1st April 2022.
In 2016, while India’s lifestyle market was on its growth trajectory, Pawan and Gagan noticed that decorative lighting options were extremely limited in India and restricted to unorganized, local spaces. The finest luxury products manufactured in India were mostly exported and the Indian market had almost no options in designer and decorative lighting of international standards.
Pawan and Gagan created The White Teak Company to bring international standards of lighting design and quality to the Indian market. As the nation’s largest designer and decorative lighting brand, The White Teak Company showcases the massive impact lighting has on interior design. Our products demonstrate how something like lighting can bring harmony to the entire look and feel of a space. Lighting can completely transform the mood of a room, if and only if you have the perfect products and designs in place.
We, at The White Teak Company, provide the Indian consumer with an extensive range of designer and decorative lighting products to help them take full control of their spaces. Our tech-enabled website www.whiteteak.com delivers to 36,000 pin codes across India from our warehouses in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. 14 Flagship & 18 Express Stores are designed as Experience Centres where you can interact with our products and get to know them before making them integral parts of your spaces.
Most importantly, we are a tech-enabled company, continuously evolving and always on the lookout for cutting edge ideas on the technology front that will provide our customers with a seamless shopping experience.
To bring the international lifestyle experience to Indian markets, at Indian prices.
To enable Indian consumers to live a more sophisticated lifestyle with the best options in home and commercial lighting.
To change the way India sees designer and decorative lighting.
To provide an extensive range of lighting and decorative solutions that level up India’s interior design game.
To maintain control of every aspect of our products — from designing and manufacturing to retailing and delivering — making us India’s only direct-to-consumer designer and decorative lighting brand.
To hold Quality, Innovation, Exclusivity, and Service as the four pillars of our identity.
To provide a product selection that covers every design for every room of the home, office, restaurant or hotel.
We currently have 14 flagship and 18 express stores across India. We also ship items to our customers all over India from our four warehouses located in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi.
Enter a White Teak store & you would appreciate the attention to detail that’s given to every creation. Every frame, focus light and walkway has been designed to be aesthetically pleasing without overwhelming you with our lights and decor pieces on display.
You can reach the management team directly at [email protected], or reach out to the support team at [email protected] We love hearing feedback and if you've got something that may interest us, do drop us a message at anytime. Further, we are also available on chat and phone ( 1800-1030054 ) from 11 am to 7 pm everyday.