Alliance Française de Delhi & Studio IF
DESIGN X DESIGN
Thursday, 25th May 2017, 06:30pm
M. L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi
– About Design X Design –
Design in its many manifestations forms an integral part of every culture. Civilizations evolve and attain their full potential because of it. Design based creative communities in India are witness to a fascinating churning, necessitating a search for a vision that may inform their evolution beyond – spanning education, profession and the industry. Thus, involving exposes, roundtables, exhibitions etc. Design X Design is a step in that direction.
The energy behind the design of a pin or a city being the same, this joint initiative of Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Studio IF is also geared towards raising levels of appreciation within and nurturing connections across various creative communities – architecture, urban/ landscape/ interior design, product/ industrial design, textile/ fashion design, graphic/ communication design etc. Local and global in outlook, it is directed at the initiated and the uninitiated alike.
– About the D X D Exposé –
A linking bimonthly two-hour long activity involves sharing of high quality professional work of designers from the Delhi and other cities of India, in a neutral, friendly and open environment. Each Expose’ generally consists of presentations made by two designers, each drawn from habitat design (architecture/urban/landscape/interior design) and non–habitat design (product / communication / apparel design) respectively, culminating in an open discussion and Q & A.
About the Presenters:
Paul Sandip, Product Designer
Paul is a designer of everyday objects. He lives and works out of PAUL STUDIO in Noida. His consulting business caters to Multinational Companies, Micro & Small Scale Entrepreneurs and Start Up’s. Winner of Red Dot Award (twice) and numerous international awards his work has been extensively published / exhibited internationally including the Triennale Museum in Milan, Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt, Red Dot Award Show in Singapore, Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong, Lite‐On Awards Show in Taiwan, Design Korea Exhibition and Design Olympiad in Seoul. His work was also selected by Art Besel, Hong Kong for their exhibition “Design with Character”. Paul has been honored by Shri Narendra Modi in 2005 & President of Taiwan Mr.Ma Ying‐jeou in 2010 for his simple yet innovative ideas concerning public welfare. His work is held in the permanent collection of Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, as an example of Design to improve life.
Meena Mani, Architect
Meena Mani started her carrier in 1971 at the office of renowned architects Kanvinde & Rai, New Delhi. From 1981 she worked as a Senior Architect & later as a Senior Consultant with Stein Doshi & Bhalla, New Delhi where she was responsible for co-ordination in the studio as well as at site of prestigious buildings including the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
She was a partner in the architectural firm Mani Chowfla (started originally as Stein Mani Chowfla) where she has designed, co-ordinated and supervised construction of many large and medium sized projects including Housing, Institutional, Educational and Corporate Office buildings in a variety of contexts.
Meena Mani has been on the Visiting Faculty as well as been thesis guide to students of various institutions including Roger Williams University, U.S.A, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi, Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon and the New Delhi Polytechnic for Women, Delhi.
She now practices under her own name – Meena Mani and is also visiting faculty at the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi.