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Multifaceted award-winning industrial designer Satyendra Pakhalé established his practice in 1998 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is active internationally in the field of Industrial Design, Transportation and Architectural Design. He was born in 1967 in India and trained as a designer at the renowned IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and later at Art Centre College of Design Europe, in Switzerland.
After his first working experience at Frog Design, he was part of the pioneering ‘new business creation’ team, conceiving some of the first product ideas for new technologies in the area of digital communication and transportation design at Philips Design in the mid 90's.
Through a series of award-winning design projects for leading clients and industries, the practice has developed a worldwide reputation for designing diverse innovative typologies, pushing the limits of technology and materials. Renowned companies such as Alcantara, Cappellini, Franke, Hästens, Magis, Poltrona Frau, Fiam, Novartis and TOD’s rank among his clients.
Pakhalé has lectured throughout the world on platforms such as CeBIT Germany, Casa Brasil and Future Design Days Sweden. The Eindhoven Design Academy in the Netherlands invited him to devise and head the Master Programme in Design for Humanity and Sustainable Living from 2006 to 2010.
Pakhalé’s ongoing curiosity in materials, technology and its cultural plural expression has lead to limited edition pieces for ammann // gallery, Cologne, Germany. His works are in permanent collections at prestigious museums throughout the world, among which the Victoria and Albert Museum London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Centre Pompidou, Paris.