DESIGN AWARD INDIA

SHAPING A BETTER FUTURE WITH GREAT DESIGN

The inaugural Lexus Design Award India aims to identify and celebrate the best works of industrial design from India.



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  • ABOUT THE AWARD

    The Lexus Design Award India (LDAI) seeks to recognize and reward the best industrial design executed by Indian designers, institutions, design consultancy firms, and in-house design teams of companies. Good design is defined by LDAI as the synthesis of ergonomic, aesthetic, commercial, industrial, and scientific disciplines to create products that simplify, enrich and better human existence.

    Lexus, as a brand, has always stood for excellence in design, ergonomics, sustainability, technological superiority, and responsible consumption. The LDAI will mirror these brand values.

    The LDAI will be an annual award that promotes good design across multiple categories. This is the first year of the LDAI.

ABOUT THE TROPHY

The award trophy, designed by leading industrial designer, Michael Foley, features layers emanating from an arc reminiscent of the ‘L’-motif. A high lustre silver finish highlights each layer’s depth, with its warm wood base humanising the machined anodised aluminium slab.

FINALISTS

Out of more than 700 entries received, close to 80 were shortlisted across 12 categories to be studied by the Lexus Design Award India Jury before they decided the winners. After a detailed discussion on each of the finalists' entries, the jury chose the winners by majority vote.

  • PRODUCT DESIGN

    PRODUCT DESIGN

    This includes all products and product systems that are designed for use by end consumers and intended for mass manufacture. This includes (but is not limited to) consumer appliances, consumer electronics, and products for home and office. This award will not consider product designs that are intended as one-offs or artistic installations. This category includes all types of product except automobiles and automobile related design. (See Avoidance of Conflict of Interest in the Eligibility Section)

      • Goldilocks – A Compact Vault

        Future Factory LLP

        Goldilocks is a compact vault for everyday valuables and represents a new category in the domain of home security.

      • REPOS Gynecological Procedure Chair

        Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

        The Repos chair enables eye-to-eye contact between patient and doctor, thus improving interaction and reducing a patient’s emotional stress. Its highly adjustable design also helps improve the comfort of gynecological procedures.

      • Ab-Tab - A Table for your Abs

        Design Intervention India Pvt Ltd

        A modular table that turns into a home gym.

      • Cloud - World’s First Wall Mounted Air Cooler

        Elephant Design Pvt. Ltd.

        It has a built-in 15-liter water tank & provision for inline water flow. The cooler allows for automated water-fill-&-drain and an LCD display remote with electronic humidity control and other functions.

      • iBreastExam - Hand held breast scanner

        Design Directions Pvt Ltd.

        The iBreastExam (iBE) is an ergonomically designed medical scanner created for use by Community Health Workers. Its form is friendly and non-invasive, and it only requires a light touch on the breasts to attain effective readings.

  • TEXTILE DESIGN

    TEXTILE DESIGN

    This will include all design work that uses textiles and fabrics as an integral part of the design project. This category includes textiles for use by the apparel industry, the home furnishing industry, and other allied business that use textiles as an integral part of a product experience.

      • Leheriya - Handcrafted Heritage

        Anupama Bose

        The aim of this project was to revive the Leheriya craft and re-position it in the luxury market as an aspirational handcrafted product.

      • Chand LC - A Collection of Hand Knotted Rugs

        Ashiesh Shah Architecture & Design

        This collection is inspired by the facades of iconic buildings in Chandigarh designed by the architect Le Corbusier. The facades are abstracted into geometric patterns using specialized computer software used specifically by architects.

      • Craft - Art and Design

        Swati Kalsi

        Swati has created handcrafted textiles using traditional Indian embroidery through innovative means, thereby preserving a uniquely artistic cultural legacy.

      • Toile Indienne Collection

        Toile Indienne

        Toile Indienne attempts to honour the Indian tradition of storytelling through contemporary and classic fabric collections - inspired by the romance of India’s history, crafts, and legends.

  • JEWELRY, APPAREL & ACCESSORY DESIGN

    JEWELRY, APPAREL & ACCESSORY DESIGN

    This award will consider all design work that uses the human body as its canvas. The award for apparel design will consider the design of clothing, jewelry and accessories that are intended for mass manufacture. This award will also recognize apparel and accessories that are designed for specific functions including uniforms and clothing for hazardous occupations. This award will not consider designs intended as one-offs or custom-made pieces.

      • Craft - Art and Design

        Swati Kalsi

        Swati has created handcrafted textiles using traditional Indian embroidery through innovative means, thereby preserving a uniquely artistic cultural legacy.

      • Button Masala For All

        Anuj Sharma

        Button Masala is an innovative way of attaching fabrics to make a garment. Button Masala garments are made using only buttons and rubber-bands to attach the fabrics.

      • Leheriya - Handcrafted Heritage

        Anupama Bose

        The aim of this project was to revive the Leheriya craft and re-position it in the luxury market as an aspirational handcrafted product.

      • Sakura

        GANJAM NAGAPPA &SON (P) LTD.

        A collection of jewelry inspired by the Cherry Blossom. This handcrafted collection is a result of highly skilled craftsmanship due to its detailed elemental and organically arranged structure and complexity.

      • Analogue Smart Watch

        Titan Company Limited

        It marries the technological features of today’s smart wearables with the old-world design and visual language of an analogue watch.

      • Titan WE

        Titan Company Limited

        Titan We is designed to help women stay connected. This watch and the app were both crafted with keeping women’s safety and wellness in mind, without compromising on the style quotient.

  • FURNITURE & INTERIOR ACCESSORY DESIGN

    FURNITURE & INTERIOR ACCESSORY DESIGN

    This award will recognize the best design work in furniture and products intended for use in residential or commercial interiors. Here again, the design work must be intended for mass manufacture and end-user consumption. This includes (but not limited to) seating systems, office systems, home furniture and lighting. Custom built retail interior design that is location specific and intended as a one-off will not be considered.

      • Amazng Furniture Collection

        Amazng Furniture & Accessories LLP

        Amazng’s Furniture responds to its customers’ distinct tastes and desires. Their products find genesis in the personalities identified and are then carefully crafted into furniture. They have around 15 collections that are personality-based.

      • Jolly Rocker

        Kiba Design

        The Jolly Rocker is a rocking stool that introduces a sense of play for children and adults alike, while providing serious health benefits including posture correction and regulating autism.

      • Ambit - A Work-from-Home Ecosystem

        Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd

        Ambit is a furniture ecosystem designed to foster a work-from-home culture. Each element has a unique function and combines to create an environment that is conducive for activities suited to both work and home spaces.

      • REPOS Gynecological Procedure Chair

        Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

        The Repos chair enables eye-to-eye contact between patient and doctor, thus improving interaction and reducing a patient’s emotional stress. Its highly adjustable design also helps improve the comfort of gynecological procedures.

      • Saif Faisal Design Workshop Furniture Collection

        Saif Faisal

        Saif Faisal’s furniture design draws inspiration from sources as diverse as automobiles, optics, physics, traditional crafts, and post modernist aesthetics.

      • Baro Furniture Collection

        Baro

        Baro’s furniture embodies design influenced by the timeless mid-century modern movement, with particular attention to the balance between form and function.

  • DESIGN THINKING

    DESIGN THINKING

    Design Thinking is the application of design ideas and methodologies to areas that were considered traditionally to be “non-design” domains. In recent times, Design Thinking has found a place with CEOs, social scientists, economists and educators, apart from designers themselves. This award will be given to projects that bring fresh perspective and innovative solutions to difficult problems. These solutions should be scalable and have the potential for impact at a mass level.

      • Resurface

        Idiom Design and Consulting Ltd.

        Idiom’s work for Interface, the largest carpet tile manufacturer, is centered around the reuse and recycling of carpet tiles. They helped reduce waste, create employment, training and up-skilling opportunities for low-income/marginalized groups in Bangalore.

      • Kaala Peeliya - The Silent Killer in Rural Punjab

        Treemouse Research & Design Private Limited

        Treemouse’s work involved building an information and trust network to help in the identification and treatment of Hepatitis C or “Kaala Peeliya” in the state of Punjab.

      • The Toilet Manifesto

        MAD(E) IN MUMBAI

        The Toilet Manifesto proposes a new paradigm for design of infrastructure, where they are not only problem solving solutions but are also holistic public spaces integrated in the everyday lives of people.

      • Unlimited Food for Education

        The Akshaya Patra Foundation

        Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest Mid-day Meal programme, providing wholesome lunches to over 1.6 million school children every single day. They leverage technology, design thinking and innovative engineering to run their enterprise at this scale.

      • Making Waste Visible and Beautiful

        Daily Dump - Brand of PBK Waste Solutions Pvt Ltd

        To help people reduce the amount of trash and waste that ends up in landfills, Daily Dump has created a slew of segregation products, composters, books, services, and more.

      • Greensole, refurbishing used soles into trendy footwear

        Greensole

        Greensole upcyles the soles of high quality discarded sports shoes into trendy chappals and sandals. They help reduce waste and generate employment with their innovation.

  • PACKAGING DESIGN

    PACKAGING DESIGN

    Given India’s vast appetite for consumption, packaging of all sorts of goods from food to consumer durables plays an important role in creating and strengthening brand identity in the mind of the consumer. The award for packaging design will consider packaging designs that involve structural design, surface graphic design, and environmental impact. The award will not consider design work that only involves surface design.

      • Engage Fragrance Bottle Design

        Foley Designs Pvt Ltd

        The design of the bottle innovatively plays on the concept of 'opposites.' Both the male and female bottle structures have been designed as 'complimenting forms' used in different configurations to define the brand difference.

      • Shilpa Kumkum Bottle & Packaging

        Studio ABD

        The Shilpa liquid Kumkum bottle explores form design with its female-inspired details. The bottle was inspired by the silhouette of a woman in her ‘Ghoonghat,’ while the cap pays homage to the design of the bindi and the Indian Woman.

      • Eastern Rise and Shine Idly Dosa Batter

        Studio ABD

        The Eastern Idly and Dosa Batter packaging has an unconventional stand-up design that makes it stand out on store shelves. Also, the form and ergonomics of the design facilitates its easy accommodation in Indian refrigerators.

      • Visi Pack - Tamper Evident Packaging for Crop Protection

        Ticket Design Pvt. Ltd.

        A system of packaging for agrochemicals with a unique tamper evident mechanism. This packaging empowers and helps the user choose a genuine product from market leader BASF for agricultural crop protection.

      • PaperBoat range of fruit juices

        Elephant Design Pvt. Ltd.

        With the packaging for Paperboat fruit juices, the design team at Elephant aimed to create an experience similar to squeezing & sucking a fruit. The form was aimed at making the consumption experience playful and fun.

  • DESIGN FOR CRAFT

    DESIGN FOR CRAFT

    India has a large majority of people who rely on their craft making skills to earn a living. The handicraft industry is a big contributor to India’s GDP and employs millions of people. The Award for Design for Craft seeks to acknowledge designers who work with craftspeople and crafts collectives to help create products/services that in turn help craftspeople improve their skills and design abilities and simultaneously opens up new sources of income for them.

      • Chudi Chair: Kashmir Collection & Rethinking Traditional Craft

        Sandeep Sanguru

        Sandeep Sangaru’s company seeks to “Proliferate craft practices, inspire new generations and emerge as a global brand of Indian crafts with the highest standards of innovation.” Ultimately, he wants to connect traditional artisans and end consumers.

      • Adrija & Tapasa by EKHO

        Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.

        EKHO is a brand that is built on two principles; reviving our rich crafts tradition through a modern design sensibility and rekindling our cultural values by transforming artifacts to blend seamlessly into contemporary lifestyle.

      • Leheriya - Handcrafted Heritage

        Anupama Bose

        The aim of this project was to revive the Leheriya craft and re-position it in the luxury market as an aspirational handcrafted product.

      • Allvaze Bud Vase, Nakshatra & Money Plant

        Studio ABD

        StudioABD attempts to create sophisticated product experiences that are functional and equally delightful. Their range elegantly fuses Indian handcraft with appropriate technology to create a unique Indian design idiom.

      • Bidriware Collection

        Saif Faisal

        Saif Faisal works with the 700-year-old craft of Bidriware, infusing the traditional craft with new thinking and innovative designs. His work strives at designing products for urban consumers using this technique.

  • DESIGN RESEARCH & EDUCATION

    DESIGN RESEARCH & EDUCATION

    Owing to a steady growth of Design Schools in India, design education and research into the design process and teaching methodologies has become a critical part of the design ecosystem in India. This award will go to an individual who has undertaken a significant research project related to design or design education.

      • Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design

        Chitrolekha

        The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design began in 2011 as a platform for discussions on the evolution and inter-disciplinary development of art and design. In 2017, the magazine became a journal for promoting research on art and design.

      • Jambudweep for Reincarnation

        Shubi Sachan

        Fashioning value from waste, ‘Reincarnations’ celebrates fashion’s second life through reuse, recycling, and repurposing. The shift from a linear to a circular lifecycle is not new to India where old clothes turn from rags to riches every day.

      • Sustenance Of Languishing Traditional Crafts Through Design And Processes

        Santosh Kumar Jha

        This project seeks to establish a link between traditionally acquired craft skills, contemporary manufacturing processes, and the design and development of a product range according to the requirements of targeted end-users.

      • Wot-a-bot

        Sahej Bhatia

        The Wot-a-Bot has been envisioned as a bio-inspired robot which could help in solving marine-related problems ranging from water quality data collection to combating water pollution.

      • “Catch them young... give them wings of imagination”

        SRI DESIGN

        This project aims to introduce young students to critical thinking methods for nurturing scientific inquiries and fostering innovation. It ultimately aims to bridge the gap between fact- and experience-based learning through problem-solving.

      • Relevance of Biomimicry in Education for Sustainable Design

        Yogita Mandal

        This project explored the relevance of biomimicry in design education. Students from Design Schools in Delhi were surveyed to investigate their views towards this approach and design education for sustainability in India.

  • DESIGN FOR PUBLIC UTILITY

    DESIGN FOR PUBLIC UTILITY

    The design of public utilities includes (but is not limited to) everything from electronic voting machines to public seating to rural healthcare systems. The Design for Public Utility Award seeks to recognize products/systems that are designed with a human-centered approach for use by everybody in the social pyramid, especially the underprivileged. These products/systems may fall outside of the traditional profit-motive-led production process that regular for-profit enterprises would undertake. Hence this category will not use commercial success as a judging criterion.

      • Bus Shelter Design

        Upendra Shenoy M

        This design sought to provide a vandal-proof, safe, and durable bus shelter which can be easily mass-produced. Other features include value-addition to commuters, keen attention to details, and sustainable advertising revenue generation.

      • Chotapay

        Tata Elxsi

        Chotapay is an NFC-based system that makes day-to-day transactions simple, efficient and hassle-free for small and medium retailers. Chotapay does not require an internet connection and which works on building the tradition of trust.

      • Shape Shifting Solar - SAIL Arrowheads

        Abisko Energy PL & Incubis Consultants (India) Private Limited

        SAIL (Sustainable Aesthetics for Innovative Landscapes) are solar assets that can be installed anywhere on a property and are designed to stand out within the landscape to signal environmental concern.

      • H2.0, a water ATM

        Future Factory LLP

        H2.0 is a Water ATM, designed to bring technologies used in large water treatment plants, to small communities that are currently living with unsafe water.

      • Redevelopment of Church Street

        Venkataramanan Associates

        The concept of the project is centered on re-imagining the character of the road; to create a social hub of food and festivities that meet international standards, where pedestrians are at the top of the hierarchy.

  • BEST STUDENT PROJECT

    BEST STUDENT PROJECT

    If you are enrolled as a full-time student in any Indian design school, you have to enter the ADI Battle of Design Projects to participate in the Lexus Design Award India (LDAI). The grand prize winners of the ADI Battle of Design Projects will automatically be eligible to win the LDAI Best Student Project Award. To find out more or to submit your entry, please log on to www.adi.org.in.

  • OPEN CATEGORY

    OPEN CATEGORY

    The Lexus Design Awards India recognizes that design awards sometimes receive entries that are outstanding examples of good design but do not fit into any formal categories. This open category will enable the jury to consider such works of merit. So, if you have done design work that does not fit into any of the above categories, but you would like the jury to consider it anyway, you are welcome to enter it in the open design category. Your designs should reflect Lexus values of bravery, imagination, responsibility, innovation, and superior quality.

      • Clay Tiles Reincarnated (Apartment Interior)

        MANOJ PATEL DESIGN STUDIO

        Manoj Patel’s work uses traditional clay roof-tiles in creative ways to create architecture and product experiences.

      • Wot-a-bot

        Sahej Bhatia

        An amphibious robot employing clever yet innately simple paper folding techniques.

      • Urban Tweeter Series

        Rayden Design Studio

        The Urban Tweeter series was inspired by the newfound habitat of birds in city high-rises. It is also a social commentary on how we choose tweeting instead of meeting and poking instead of embracing.

      • Jambudweep for Reincarnation

        Shubhi Sachan

        Fashioning value from waste, ‘Reincarnations’ celebrates fashion’s second life through reuse, recycling, and repurposing.

      • Cooksmart Stove

        Tata Elxsi

        CookSmart is smart kitchen stove that offers users a host of conveniences. It comes with an app-based flame control mechanism, Wi-Fi controls, timer-based controls, spill detection, safety, and several other features.

      • Pool Magazine

        Indi Design

        Pool Magazine is a monthly magazine that focuses on Indian Designers, Design firms, Businesses, and Arts and Crafts. Perhaps the only one of its kind in India, Pool has helped bring focus and attention to the Indian design fraternity.

  • DESIGNER/DESIGN HOUSE OF THE YEAR

    DESIGNER/DESIGN HOUSE OF THE YEAR

    The Designer/Design House of the Year was chosen from among the winners of the other eleven categories. This award, in effect, is a “winner of winners”. This award could go to an individual designer, a design consulting firm, or the design division of a corporation. The Designer/Design House of the Year is a person or organization that stands head and shoulders above its peers.

JURY

The jury for the Lexus Design Award India comprises senior industrial design practitioners, corporate leaders, innovation experts and academics. Between them, they represent a vast repertoire of diverse intellectual, aesthetic and commercial achievements.

  • Neelam Chhiber

    Jury Chairperson

    Neelam Chhiber

    Jury Chairperson

    Neelam Chhiber is the co-founder and managing trustee of Industree Crafts Foundation and the co-founder-director of Mother Earth. Mother Earth designs, manufactures and retails apparel, gifts, décor and home accessories for people with an Indian design sensibility. Neelam is also a founding member of the Association of Designers of India (ADI).

    Neelam is an industrial design graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She has been working for the past three decades with artisans in rural and urban areas, providing them with design, technical and marketing solutions, to bridge the urban-rural divide. By 2026, Neelam and her team aim to directly impact a million artisans by organizing them into small enterprises, all connected through a digital platform that is currently under development.

    Neelam was declared “Women Change Makers Fellow” in 2013 by the Womanity Foundation. She also won the L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2012 in the Social Impact category. In 2011, Schwab Foundation/World Economic forum declared her the Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year for India.

    She is a member of India Design Council and Global Agenda Council, India. She is also a board member of Action For India and AIACA (All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association).

  • Amit Krishn Gulati

    Juror

    Amit Krishn Gulati

    Juror

    Amit Krishn Gulati is an award winning industrial designer, entrepreneur and design educator with a multifaceted body of work encompassing new product development, healthcare, branding, built-environments and retail experiences.

    Amit graduated from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad in 1995 and is the co-founder of Incubis, one of India’s well-known architecture and design companies. Incubis works with a very diverse mix of Indian and international companies.

    Amit is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs and working closely with start-ups. He is one of the founding investors at Barista, India’s pioneering espresso retailer and was associated with Eye-Q, a successful and fast-growing chain of eye hospitals targeted at low-income patients in small towns. Amit also teaches at The School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and at his alma-mater, NID, Ahmedabad.

    Amit is actively engaged in creating design awareness and has served on the CII National Committee on Design for several years, He is also the Vice President-National Executive Council of the Association of Designers of India (ADI).

  • Ashish Goel

    Juror

    Ashish Goel

    Juror

    Ashish Goel co-founded Urban Ladder with Rajiv Srivatsa in July 2012 with the aim of making it India’s leading furniture and home décor destination. Today, Urban Ladder is a preferred choice for shoppers looking for quality furniture with great design.

    After his graduation from IIT- Mumbai and obtaining an MBA from IIM- Bangalore, Ashish joined McKinsey & Company as Engagement Manager and led project teams across banking, healthcare and real estate clients for over four years.

    Ashish then went on to serve as Managing Director of India Book House and Chief Operating Officer at Amar Chitra Katha Media where he worked on developing a portfolio of products that use innovative technology and India-centric content. He played a key role in expanding ACK’s reach by strengthening distribution in India and key foreign markets, launching online services, and partnering with TV, film and other mass media.

  • Sangeeta Sen

    Juror

    Sangeeta Sen

    Juror

    Sangeeta Sen is a graduate in textile design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She has been working with artisans from across the country since 1991.

    Sangeeta has worked with Fabindia for 15 years, collaborating with handloom weavers, block printers, embroiderers, dhurrie weavers, jutthie makers, amongst others. During her time at Fabindia, Sangeeta founded and headed the design department at the company.

    Sangeeta launched her own brand of kids’ clothes under the label Pappu. She also has a signature line of sarees branded Song.

    Sangeeta has worked on projects with IL&FS, Earthy Goods, Jindal Group, and AIACA (All India Artisans and Handicraft Association). She has conducted training programmes and design interventions for many artisanal groups to help in capacity building and opening new markets.

    Sangeeta is also a senior member of the Association of Designers of India (ADI).

  • Ranjan Malik

    Juror

    Ranjan Malik

    Juror

    Ranjan Malik is an innovation specialist, speaker & writer. Ranjan created a method for innovation called “Storm the Norm” and went on to publish this method in a book of the same name. He also created the methodology for Innovation for India Awards, Forbes Global Innovation Awards, and 3C Spot-Fund-Nurture model used by NABARD (India’s National Rural Bank) in rural innovation.

    Ranjan has been on the jury of India Design Council – India Design Mark, National Skill Development Corporation of India, Tata Innovation Awards, and Mahindra Innovation Awards. He delivers keynotes and methodology sessions on Innovation and “how to storm the norms by design”.

    Ranjan has written for The Economic Times, The Huffington Post, Business World, The Hindu, DNA, and The Mint. He has also led and facilitated innovation initiatives in many organizations across Asia, Europe and USA, including Apple, Areva, APC, Bausch & Lomb, Castrol, Cable & Wireless, Glaxo SmithKline, Honeywell, J&J, Microsoft, Mahindra Auto, Max New York Life, Nestle, Novartis, Pepsico, Perfetti, Tata Group, Unilever, and Whirlpool.

  • Prof. Dhimant Panchal

    Juror

    Prof. Dhimant Panchal

    Juror

    Prof. Dhimant Panchal is the Director, MIT Institute of Design, Pune. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, specializing in Industrial Design. Prof. Panchal has extensive consultancy experience in Design in the areas of product design, exhibition design, and corporate identity programs. As a design consultant, he has provided services to industries including home appliances, eyewear & jewelry, bio-medical engineering, CNC automation and tooling, as well as memento & trophy design for various renowned organizations.

    In a career that has spanned more than 38 years, Prof. Panchal has been involved in developing design pedagogy in industrial design, and fashion and life style accessory design. He has developed various design academic programs, which includes design foundation, courses at basic design level as well as at advanced levels. He has extensive experience in teaching, academic institution building, promoting the design profession, and evolving evaluation systems and admission procedures.

    Prof. Panchal has worked in diverse capacities in premier institutions, namely the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad; School of Interior Design (CEPT), Ahmedabad; National Institute of Fashion technology (NIFT), Gandhinagar; and MIT Institute of Design, Pune.

  • Prof. Alka Hingorani

    Juror

    Prof. Alka Hingorani

    Juror

    Alka Hingorani is an Associate Professor at Industrial Design Centre (IDC), School of Design, at IIT-Bombay. She is an architect and an art historian, and is the author of a book on mohras and mohra-makers of Himachal Pradesh titled Making Faces: Self and Image Creation in a Himalayan Valley. She holds an MA in Design and a PhD in History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Alka is developing a bio-mimicry laboratory at IDC which understands design in nature and creates solutions based on this understanding. She is also working with the Tata center for Technology and Design at IIT Bombay in the field of education for her “Mobile Technology for English Learning” project.

    She previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, USA from 1991 to 2010. She was a Graduate Student Instructor and Lecturer in the departments of City and Regional Planning, South and South-east Asia Studies, and History of Art.

    Alka Hingorani is a senior member of the Association of Designers of India (ADI).

  • Revathi Kant

    Juror

    Revathi Kant

    Juror

    Revathi Kant is the Chief Design Officer at Titan Company Ltd. Titan Company Ltd is the Tata Group’s largest consumer company and India’s leading producer and retailer of watches, jewelry, eyewear, and accessories.

    Revathi is a design & innovation strategist with decades of experience in applying design thinking in diverse domains. A marketing veteran and a multifunctional hybrid thinker, she has knowledge and experience in transforming insights grounded in the intersection of business, user benefits and human psychology into innovative strategies and offerings that lead to revenue growth. She is a firm believer of disruption with design and is excited about how design can impact and elevate lives.

    Revathi spends a great deal of time on consumer research, trying to get a feel for customers’ interests and understanding fashion trends and deriving key insights. Integrating Design in business is her key area of focus.

  • Suresh Venkat

    Awards Curator

    Suresh Venkat

    Awards Curator

    Suresh Venkat is the curator of the Lexus Design Award India, and a senior member of the Association of Designers of India (ADI).

    Suresh has over 15 years of media experience, and between 2004 and 2012, was Technology Editor with CNBC TV18, India’s pre-eminent business news network. He is also the creator and former co - anchor of the multi-award winning personal technology show, Tech Toyz.

    Prior to his stint at CNBC TV18, he was the programme director and radio presenter at RadioCity 91.1 FM, Bangalore, and a producer with Channel [v]. Suresh is widely renowned both for his unique insights into business and his irreverent style as an anchor. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

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    ABOUT ASSOCIATION OF DESIGNERS OF INDIA (ADI)

    ADI’s vision is to be a world-class network representing the professional interests of the Indian design community, creating a meaningful interface between design professionals, people as users, the industry, education institutions, and policy makers.

    ADI is committed to promoting best practices in the profession of design in India by strengthening and promoting the capabilities of the Indian design profession. ADI is also committed to amplifying and presenting a unified voice to influence public policy, shape the industry, and benefit people at large.

    The Lexus Design Award India is conducted in knowledge partnership with ADI.

    For more information, please visit www.adi.org.in.

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