Criteria for judgement are as given
- Design - Innovation, aesthetics, clarity of idea, character of form,
- Technology - Appropriates application , human centric
- Material - Innovation in using materials, fusion of different
materials, surface quality, textures etc.
- Quality of presentation
- Social Acceptance
- Environmental Compatibility
A Team of international and national jury members will short list
finalist online at first stage.
At second stage
jury will meet up together to discuss
concepts in details and decide winners.
designs from his heart. Emotion underline
his products, giving them inspired meaning. They kindle the audience by
telling vivid stories, by overlaying the familiar with the new, and
believes in celebrating creativity
combining it with fragments of Indian tradition with cutting-edge
technology, fusing cultural motifs and contemporary forms that conjure up
sophisticated products. The extraordinary designs resonate with Indias
rich past. Propelled by the humor, craft, rituals, people, situations and
heritage of India, Abhijit
creates products that speak a
unique language- an Indian design vocabulary.
Dedicated to create a whole and sustainable experience for the buyer,
Abhijit focuses on fine-tuning details and expressing design all the way
from product to packaging. His portfolio includes designing consumer
products, packaging, spaces, and luxury experiences through lifestyle
products. He is currently evolving a new design process, inspired by the
cycle of Karma.
work has won many national and
international design awards, including Designer of The Year 2008 at
Businessworld-NID Design Brilliance Awards.
'In partnership with Santha, Kalhan
3 Studios Architecture
, a young, internationally acclaimed practice
at the vanguard of avant-garde design in India. Their eclectic portfolio of
built projects includes path breaking architecture, interiors, product
design and art. Recognized with over twenty prestigious international and
national awards over three years, their work has been displayed at museums
and galleries in New York, Barcelona and Singapore.
They use intense programming and address fundamentals by staying focused on
the context, the constraints and the opportunity that a project presents.
Co-creating with the client, they offer solutions that balance wit and
wisdom, bring delight and joy, that keep it fresh and never lose the visual
appeal. Being light on ideology and heavy on creativity and innovation is
P. Achutha Rao
Prof. P. Achutha Rao
is currently the Chair Holder
of O P
Jindal's Design Research Chair at National Institute of Design R&D
Prof. P. Achutha Rao
is a Product Designer
by profession and
holds an extensive experience of about 30 years in the areas of Product
Design & Development, Manufacturing and Innovation. He belongs to the
first batch of Product Designers from the Industrial Design Center,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
. He has also been teaching Product
Design since the year 2000 at the Masters Level.
is credited for developing the Masters Programme
in Product Design
for the Coventry University, U. K.
delivered at M. S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies
when he was associated with them during 2003 - 2005.
Prof. P. Achutha Rao
is associated with many firsts in this country,
some of which are as follows:
- Development of the first in the world digital paper and film
processor for the publishing industries - 1986
- Development of micro-ohmmeter in 1971 for testing the quality of
welding of MIG aircraft
- Development of first pager in India in 1972
Paumier, French architect,
arrived in India 13 years back to
work as an architect for the French Embassy in Delhi, India.
He conceived many notable projects such as the Alliance Française of
New Delhi, the Triburg Headquarters in Gurgaon, the Tarun Tahiliani Design
Headquarters in Gurgaon, the French Institute of Pondicherry, the residence
of the French Trade Commissioner in Sunder Nagar, Delhi, and the Anokhi
Museum of Hand Printing in Amber, Jaipur, the French Trade Commission for
the Govt. of France in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Africa .
, is currently designing the campus of the OP
Jindal Global University in Sonepat, Haryana
and the Islamic
University of Science and Technology, Awantipura, Kashmir.
He holds a degree in Industrial Design from Ecole Olivier de
, National School of Applied Arts and Crafts, Paris and
completed his postgraduate degree in Architecture from the School of
Architecture of Paris-Belleville, Paris. Paumier is Professor
of Architecture and Urban Design
at the School of Planning and
Architecture, New Delhi.
has been involved in designing numerous institutional
buildings, university campuses and offices. He has done considerable
research in the field of architecture and design and has 20 publications to
his credit. He was awarded the Young architect Prize by the Architecture
+ Design Magazine in 2003 and 2004
and the prestigious Silver
Medal of the French Academy of Architecture in 2005.
Theo J.J Groothuizen Counselor for Design, Science and Technology
The Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi
Theo Groothuizen is the Counselor for Science and Technology
the Netherlands Embassy
, New Delhi since August 2006. After
completing his masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering
the Delft University of Technology, he pursued his study in architecture for
Previously, he worked for Royal Dutch Telecom
for 6 years. With his
expert design sensibilities and scope of knowledge in the field of
architecture he started running his own professional design practice. He was
co-founder of Design Consultancy Landmark
in the Netherlands (1986),
of which he became principle in 1994. He is also the founder of Landmark
In his career path, he was also an Executive Board Member of the Dutch
Designer's Association (BNO) and the International Council of Societies of
Industrial Design (ICSID)
and Convener for the Bureau of European
Designers Associations (BEDA). He is also the honorary member of BNO,
Regional Advisor for ICSID and Fellow of Design for the World.
He has delivered several lectures at top universities and was member of the
external research advisory board of the faculty of Design, Engineering and
Manufacturing at the Delft University of Technology. Known for his expertise
in design and architecture, Groothuizen was invited on numerous
occasions as speaker, workshop leader, jury member, moderator or curator. He
was instrumental in organizing several events to promote Dutch Design
worldwide. Prior, to his current assignment, Groothuizen was professor
of Industrial Design Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science
and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, South Korea.
Currently, Groothuizen resides in New Delhi with his family.
Vibhor Sogani, an alumnus of prestigious National Institute of
Design (NID), Ahmadabad, India
. He has been one the forerunners in the
field of developing retail and brand identities. His intensive experience
with exposure to the best in the industry has helped him to achieve a firm
technical and design grounding. It was under leadership that art of crafting
steel took a shape of Lifestyle Accessories with establishment of The
, first Designer Indian Signature Brand. It is synonymous with a
collection of lifestyle accessories rich in form and bold in material usage,
adding to the pleasure of living.
Vibhor's foray into the corporate segment has been strong and decisive.
He has been credited for handling projects for industry giants like JK
. Standardizing its showrooms countrywide with a cohesive retail
identity approach, he has executed several projects from them. He has also
developed the first four Go-carting tracks
in the country, designing
all the constituent components, promotional and interactive installations.
He went ahead with consulting an exporter, developing a range of home
accessories for the kitchen, dining, living and encompassing barbecue and
garden tools, for TAG-USA
Various other retail identity projects include Pepsi Urbanwear, Adidas,
Lufthansa and Whirlpool.
Vibhor has made a mark in the world of
exhibition with prestigious projects for Ford, Jet Airways, Escorts
Yamaha and recently the 1500 sqm DRDO pavilion at the DEF EXPO '02.
With conscious approach to every detail, Vibhor Sogani's trademark is the
ability to carry through good design to good production standards.
Passionate about his work Vibhor believes creating design that epitomizes
quality, functionality and urban aesthetics.