Journey

1991

Founded

Mistry Pest Control

Started his first entrepreneurial journey at the age of 19 years with 2 employees & INR 20,000

1993

CONTRACTING

Forayed into Interior Contracting with “The Design Centre”

His passion for architectural design led him to start The Design Centre in 1993, an interior design firm.

FIRSTS

India’s 1st Italian Furniture Showroom

A self-taught design and architecture enthusiast, he set up his showroom that was the 1st in India to display Italian furniture*. He further went on to be the sole selling distributor for 27 Italian Brands.

1996
1996

1st FACTORY

Furniture Factory- Nagpur

Tecnica Office Systems Pvt Ltd started manufacturing modular office furniture through its 1STFACTORY IN NAGPUR.

India’s 1st Italian Furniture Exhibition

Organised a high end luxury exhibition at one of Nehru Centre, largest cultural public space in Mumbai showcasing 27 Italian Companies for the first time ever.

1996
1997

Setting up of Daman Factory for Furniture Manufacturing

With furniture coming under the negative list of imports, Jimmy had to get into manufacturing and set-up his first 42,000 sq.ft. furniture manufacturing factory in Daman, India. Factory is operational to date and is home to the production of bespoke luxury interior design products.

First Foray into international market

Launched his 1st International Showroom in Dubai along with simultaneous launch in 6 key cities in Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.

1998
1999

Rebranded Tecnica to Della Tecnica

Company underwent a brand overhaul and the name changed from Tecnica to Della Tecnica Office Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Ventured into Turnkey Interior Business

Started taking up Turnkey Interior and Architectural services for leading corporate in India. He started his career in the turnkey interior business with India’s reputed network Star TV, Mumbai.

2000
2001

IIID Indian Institute of Interior Design Award for Star TV Office under Office Category

Jimmy won the Young Design Practice Award and certificate of meritorious appreciation by Indian Institute of Interior Design (IIID Award) for the work done for Star TV.

Certificate ISO 9001 & 14001 Della Tecnica

Della Group was certified for QUALITY SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

2002
2003

Ventured into Architectural Design

1st project The Star News Building in Mumbai.

Urban Heritage Architects Award for the restoration of Rustom Faramna Agiary

He won the ‘Urban Heritage Award’ by the Indian Heritage Society for the Rustom Framna Agiary in Dadar. The only non-qualified architect to ever receive an award for the restoration of a heritage building.

2003
2004

Della House Design HQ

Setup of DESIGN STUDIO rendering architectural design, interior design and turnkey interior design service.

Mahavir & Mahatma Award for Oneness by the Times Foundation

Head office, DELLA HOUSE in Mumbai inaugurated by Ms. Indumaa Jain (Chairman, Times Group)

Nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year Award - 6th E&Y Award
2004
2005

Ventured into Real Estate with Della Tower

The 21 storey tower, adorned with Avestan prayers and massive reliefs of Prophet Zarathustra is a Persian Architectural Landmark in Mumbai

1st Use of Architectural & Constructional Material in Fashion with Della Design Show

Organised Della Design Show, one of it’s kind contemporary fashion show where architecture & interior met fashion design, an idea conceptualised and hosted by Mr. Jimmy Mistry, CMD, Della Group. Renowned models of the time, Yana Gupta and Pia Trivedi walked the ramp in the Della Design Show.

2006
2006

Jimmy started his philanthropic journey

Parsi Resource Group was born with a mission of setting up a result-oriented group of like-minded Parsis sharing a common vision of Gen-next Parsi Youth, Agiyaris and Mobeds.

2006

Architectural makeover of Kalizma Yacht

She is the luxury yacht most renowned by Richard Burton who bought her for Elizabeth Taylor in 1967. M/y Kalizma is a 165′ Edwardian motor yacht, which was named ‘Kalizma after Burton s children Kate, Liza and Maria. Jimmy studied naval architecture to give a complete makeover that involved understanding the architecture of the yacht and redesigning and remodelling the structure.

Acquires 2nd Factory in Daman, India

Della Tecnica acquires its 2nd manufacturing plant taking its facility to 72,000 sq.ft. at Daman, India

2007
2007

Recreating Persepolis

Jimmy recreated the entire Zoroastrian set for his daughter Natalia’s Navjot

Stood for BPP elections and won

Jimmy Mistry was the youngest trustee at Bombay Parsi Panchayat, one of the oldest charity and philanthropy organisations in India 340 years old legacy. He served the board for 7 years as an elected trustee addressing various issues ranging from poverty alleviation, housing for poor, legal conflict resolution.

He worked in close coordination with Parsi General Hospital, Parsi Lying Hospital, new buildings and maintenance at various Parsi colonies, Bhabha Sanatorium, maintenance of Doongerwadi and Major Morena Trust. He played an active role in organising members of world zoroastrian congress.

2008
2008

Della Villas: Ventured into luxury second homes

Got into developing a second home gated community by setting up Della Villas, a 24-villa pilot project in Lonavala, Maharashtra. A defining moment in the history of group as they ventured into luxury second homes under Della Enclave Pvt. Ltd.

Launched India’s 1st Extreme Adventure Park

Della Adventure Park was set up by identifying a complete vacuum in extreme outdoor adventure. Jimmy pioneered setting up India’s First Extreme Adventure Park* in Lonavala with more than 70 activities in a property spread across 50 acres.

2009
2009

VMRD Retail Design Award for Bajaj Probiking in Transportation Category

Bajaj Pro-biking outlets were conceptualized using space as a medium of communicating the brand and targeted to the customers who are passionate about the ‘dream machines’ and for whom speed is a way of life. Retail environment designed by us led to the disruption in the retail design space with the concept being executed in more than 70 showrooms.

With a technology corner showcasing display of spare parts to give the buyer an insight of the product on display, ahead of its time VR experience centre, it solidified Jimmy's design philosophy on how "each project we work on should be a landmark or a disruptor in it's genre"

VMRD Retail Design Award for Kingfisher Lounge in F & B Category

Jimmy designed a 17 storey Tower in the heart of Bengaluru India where the design of the lounges was inspired by A380 aircraft.

2009
2010

Launch of Camp Della

Ventured into Hospitality with the launch of Camp Della Resort. Della Group has set up 6 Resorts with 271 rooms within the same property. Journey started with 30 uniquely designed luxury camping tents.

Award for Infrastructure Development

Award for Outstanding Performance in Infrastructure Development, in the Territory of Daman & Diu by Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Government of India

2010
2011

Launch of Della Villas Phase 2

With the entire Phase I being sold out, Della Enclave launched Phase 2 with a 5 star resort complex

Award for excellence in Architecture and Design

At Indian Architectural Design Festival for excellence in Architecture & Design

2011
2012

Launch of Della Villas Phase 3

Phase III of Della Villas launched within a 5 star resort complex.

Excellence in Architecture & Design award

Excellence in Architecture & Design award by FOAID (Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing)

2015

Della Villas Phase 4

Della Villas launched Phase IV, taking the total to 90 Villas.

Suites

Resorts added 4 luxury suites and Resort Villa rooms

Award for Excellence in Architecture & Design by FOAID (Festival of Architecture & Interior Designing)

2016

India’s 1st Counter Terrorism Training Academy

Della D.A.T.A. offers India’s first counter terrorism training academy with a for civilians and corporates. Jimmy dedicated a restaurant to Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

FEATURED ON
Luxury meets military chic at Della D.A.T.A Resort by Jimmy Mistry
2017

Recognition for unleashing the power within the Indian Architecture and Design Fraternity

Received an appreciation from iGEN Design Forum 2017 by ITP Publishing group for igniting minds and unleashing the power within the Indian architecture and Design Fraternity.

Award as 50 Most Impactful Green Leaders

50 Most Impactful Green Leaders

2018

India’s 1st Military Themed Glamping Resort

Launched India’s First Military Themed Glamping Resort setting 5 star standards in the heart of a jungle. The resort has 27 luxurious glamping tents, of 500 sq. feet each, which provide a spectacular military living experience. Jimmy dedicated a restaurant to Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

National Best Employer Brand Award by 13th Employer Branding Awards

2019

Business Leader of the year award by BTVI
(Business Television India)

Della Gallery

Ground breaking of 50,000 sq.ft. Flagship Store in Lonavala for home, office and hotel complete supply solutions.

2020
2020

Della Talks

Della Talks is all about Design Content Generation. With Della Talks, Jimmy plans to inspire a new breed of Innovative & Creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of design. Through a visual exchange of Ideas and opinions the entire design fraternity benefits by Discovering, Learning & Collaborating with the best in the Industry.

Award by Times & Trends Academy

Changing people's lives and careers - Times & Trends Academy

2020

Felicitated & Honoured by the Governor of Maharashtra & Bhamla Foundation for COVID 19 Relief

Launched World’s 1st Business Platform

As a first-generation serial entrepreneur, and having built a legacy that stood the test of time, he understood how difficult and lonely the journey can be. Having felt a vacuum for a support system in his life, he wanted to positively impact the global business community in the unprecedented times marked by the onset of pandemic. And that led to the conceptualization of DLC.

DLC is a social enterprise using cutting edge technology & content working towards building a world that is better, stronger & kinder. We help in creating future fit organizations by impacting positively the lives of Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Young Leaders

2021