Founder of Satyendra Pakhalé Associates
Multifaceted designer Satyendra Pakhalé established his practice SPA – Satyendra Pakhalé Associates in 1998 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was trained both in India and Switzerland and is active in the field of design, art and architecture. His design work is an act of unity going beyond any binary such as high- and low-tech, industrial production and traditional crafts, functionality and poetic significance. Pakhalé explores diverse cultural roots and creates contemporary objects and architectural spaces with the awareness that being a designer means being socially and culturally responsible. 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. Complexity is resolved through experimentation and brought into elegance, providing the very best solution for each venture. Renowned companies such as Alcantara, Alessi, Cappellini, FIAM, Franke, Hästens, Magis, Moroso, Poltrona Frau, Novartis, TUBES, TOD’s and Vaghi rank among his clients. Recently a comprehensive monograph book ‘Satyendra Pakhalé: Culture of Creation’ is published on the body of his works by nai010 publishers, Rotterdam, NL. He has lectured throughout the world on platforms such as CeBIT Germany, Casa Brasil and Future Design Days Sweden. Several solo-exhibitions are devoted to his works. He was invited to head the Master of Design for Humanity and Sustainable Living, Design Academy Eindhoven from 2006-2010. 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.