Satyendra Pakhalé

Principal Designer / Founder / Satyendra Pakhalé Associates, Amsterdam, NL

Multifaceted designer Satyendra Pakhalé established his design practice SPA — Satyendra Pakhalé Associates in 1998 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The studio has been active in several fields ranging from industrial design, healthcare, mobility, exhibition design, architecture and editions. Pakhalé was trained both in India (at the IIT-B Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay) and Switzerland (at the Art Center College of Design Europe). Subsequently 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, healthcare and mobility at Philips Design in the mid-90’s.

His design work is an act of unity going beyond any binary such as high- and low-tech, industrial production and crafts, functionality and poetic significance. 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, Fiam, Hästens, Magis, Moon Life Foundation, Poltrona Frau, Novartis, and Tubes rank among his clients

He has lectured throughout the world on platforms such as CeBIT Germany, Casa Brasil and Future Design Days Sweden. He was invited to devise and head the Master of Design for Humanity and Sustainable Living, Design Academy Eindhoven from 2006-2010. He was an advisor to the Ambassadors’ Board of Brain port Design & Technology (Eindhoven) and has been active as a design and cultural policy contributor to cultural institutions. His works are in permanent collections at prestigious museums throughout the world.


Alcantara / Italy

Alessi / Italy

Al Sabah Gallery / Villamoda / Kuwait

Bosa / Italy

Ca’lyah / Denmark

Cappellini / Italy

Colombo Design / Italy

Corian / USA

CorUnum / NL

CRAFT / France

C-Sam / USA

C-lection / NL

De Vecchi / Italy

Dupont / USA

Erreti / Italy

FIAM / Italy

Flaminia / Italy

Franke / Switzerland

Hästens / Sweden

Heren2 / NL

Lille 3000 / France

L’Etoile Properties / France

Magis / Italy

Material ConneXion / USA

Messe Frankfurt / Germany

Moon Life Foundation / NL

Moroso / Italy

Museum Grand Hornu / Belgium

Novartis / Switzerland

Offecct / Sweden

Philips / NL

Poltrona Frau / Italy

RSVP / Italy

SCA / TORK / Sweden

Tubes Radiatori / Italy

TOD’s / Italy

Vaghi / Italy

Väveriet / Ludvig Svensson / Sweden



“Design for Healthcare”, World Design Capital Valencia, Valencia, Spain

London Design Festival 2022, London, UK


From Thonet to “Dutch Design” 125 years of living at the Stedelijk, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

‘Mountain Rains’ by Satyendra Pakhalé Auction,  Auction Design Miami

Colours, Gallery Ammann, Cologne, Germany


IN-Possible ALESSI, Museo Alessi & Design / Museum Holon, Israel


Made in Holland: 400 years a global brand, Princessehof Ceramic Museum Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

SaloneSatellite Permanent Collection, Legno Arredo ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Study Centre, Lentate sul Seveso, Italy


Ceci n’est pas une copie, Centre d’innovation et de design, Grand-Hornu, Belgium

Alessi IN-possible, La Triennale di Milano, Italy

SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy

Ghost Memory – what a joy! 30° Ghost Anniversary, Milan Fair, Italy

The value of design, Red Dot awarded products, Cité du Design Saint-Étienne, France


Time Space Existence, Venice Architecture Biennale, Global Art Affairs, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy

Houselife, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Bordeaux, France


Looking ahead. 9 stories from Veneto: digital – not only digital, Venice Art Biennale, Italy

Das Bauhaus #itsalldesign, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Wirkkala Revisited, Design Museum Helsinki, Finland

Alessi IN-possible, Design Museum Holon, Israel


Design at Fairchild, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables Miami, USA

Sydney Indesign, Habitus Home Exhibition, Sydney, Australia

Modular system – Add-On Radiator, Paris Designer’s Days, France

100% Tobeus: 100 Designers for 100 New Toy Cars, Canada National Design Museum, Toronto, Canada

Cappellini 2000-2012, ICFF New York, USA

Industry City, New York, USA

Tom Vack. Vanity of Object, Die Neue Sammlung, The Design Museum, Munich, Germany

Modularity – Add-On Radiator, Malta Design Week, Fort St Elmo Valletta, Malta


Outset Design Fund, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

Meet Design Around the World, Triennale di Milano, Italy


International Design for Children, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Design & Technology – 15th Anniversary SaloneSatellite, Milan Design Week, Italy


Daily Future, Moon Life Concept Store, Moon Life Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Can you imagine? Alcantara, power of a material, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy


Meeting of Minds, Hästens Flagship, Stockholm, Sweden

10 Years of Via Milano, Oude Kerk Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In Progress, CID Grand-Hornu, Belgium


Design Lounge, ammann // gallery, Cologne Fine Art & Antiques, Cologne, Germany

The Clue Design, Gwanju Design Biennale, South Korea

Satyendra Pakhalé – Architecture & Design, MIPIM Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier, Cannes, France


Satyendra Pakhalé – OriginS, solo exhibition, ammann // gallery, Cologne, Germany

Urban Compatibility Iittala, Design Boost, Malmö, Sweden


Personal Shopper. We can’t afford to buy CHEAP things, Ambiente Frankfurt Fair, Germany

Satyendra Pakhalé – Selected design works, Design Boost, Stockholm, Sweden


Bombay Maximum City, Co-Curation & Design, Lille3000

European Cultural Capital, Lille, France

Bamboo architectural elements, Transformation: Nature & Beyond, Material ConneXion Flagship, New York, USA


Satyendra Pakhalé – three projects, Future Design Days, Stockholm, Sweden

Ole Palsby Retrospective, The Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark


Satyendra Pakhalé – Design by Heart, solo exhibition, OTTO Gallery, Bologna, Italy

un:Usual – Satyendra Pakhalé, Entrata Libera, Milan, Italy


From Projects to Products, solo exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Panther Off-Scale – 50 Projects, Moroso Golden Jubilee, Milan, Italy


Work ‘n’ Play by Satyendra Pakhalé, SaloneSatellite, Milan, Italy

World Wide Design, Atelier Renault, Paris, France


Design works, group exhibition, Gallery Arte e Industria, Parma, Italy


Beyond European Design, Abitare il Tempo, Verona, Italy

Young designers in Milano, Alterpoint Milano, Italy


Vision on move, Evoluon Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Pangéa Concept Car, Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland


Talk at New Parsons School. On invitation of John-Michael Ekeblad, Visiting faculty
Industrial Design, Tucker Viemeister, Designer, Assistant Professor / New York / USA / 2022

Aggregates as uncommon senses / Back to early discoveries / Uncommon Senses III: Back to the future of the Senses | Center for Sensory Studies Concordia University / Montreal / Canada / 2021

Primary need of our times: ‘Social Cohesion’ / Keynote at the International Seminar Week /
HfG University of Design / Schwä­bisch Gmünd / Germany / 2021

Social Cohesion as a planetary norm / IDEC 2021 Annual Conference / Interior Design Educators Council, Inc.  / USA / 2021

Can Design create a Global Impact? / Keynote at Design Fusion / Lille / France / 2021

Continuity of Creation / Need for introspection / IDC School of Design / Industrial Design Centre IIT Bombay / Mumbai / India / 2021

Culture of Creation, The atmosphere of objects / 4th International Congress on Ambiance / University of California Santa Barbara / USA / 2020

Creating meanings with materials / Keynote at Material District / Rotterdam / the Netherlands / 2019

Between Memory and Oblivion – Between Tradition and Innovation / Keynote TraditioNow Chinese Handicrafts / Masters in Residence / Nanjing University of Arts / Nanjing / China / 2018

Four Architectural Design Projects – the Netherlands Switzerland and India / Vos & Partners Developers / Rotterdam / the Netherlands / 2018

Creating Lasting Impact / H2 Shanghai / delegation of various professionals from Shanghai / Amsterdam / The Netherlands / 2017

Culture of Innovation / The new frontiers of the design radiator: aesthetics and functionality at the service of energy efficiency Tubes Workshop / Venice / Italy / October 2016

Culture of Creation / Evoking Senses Sensibilia / Colloquium on Perception and Experience / Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen / Rome / Italy / May 2016

Sensorial Design / Istituto Europeo di Design / Rome / May 2016

Design in Culture of Manufacturing / India Design Forum / Mumbai / India / February 2016

Design Opportunities for one of the largest Rail Networks / Railway & Mass Transit Interiors / Technology and Design Expo / Cologne / Germany / 2013

Future Digital Lifestyles looking at the Past / CeBIT Global Conferences / Design for Digital Lifestyles / CeBIT Hannover / Germany / 2013

Design as Universal Poetry / International Seminar on Creative Economy and Design / Belo Horizonte / Brazil / 2012

Curiosities… / IITB / Indian Institute of Technology Bombay / IDC / Industrial Design Centre / Bombay / India / 2012

Industrial Design with Cultural Content / MCBW / Munich Creative Business Week / Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich / Germany / 2012


Distinguished Alumnus Award / Industrial Design Centre / India / 2020

Red Dot Award / Red dot Gmbh & Co. KG Essen / Germany / 2016

Green Good Design Award / European Centre for Architecture Art Design Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design /Chicago / USA / 2016

Distinguished Alumnus Award IITB 2013 / Indian Institute of Technology Bombay /Mumbai / India / 2013

Bharat Samman 2013/ New Delhi / NRI Non Resident Indian Institute London / UK / 2013

NRI Institute Award 2012 / NRI Non Resident Indian Institute London / UK / 2012

Red Dot Award/ Essen / Red dot Gmbh & Co. KG Essen / Germany / 2008

International Design Award / LA Interiors Los Angeles / Los Angeles / USA / 2007

Editor’s Choice Award / ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair New York/ New York / USA / 2003

International Design Distinction Award / International Design Magazine New York // New York / USA / 1998

GOLDSTAR Design Award / Goldstar Co. Seoul / Seoul / Korea / 1993

Janus De L’Etudiant ’91 / IFDI International Young Industrial Design Talent Promotion Award / Paris / French Institute of Industrial Design / Paris / France / 1991



“Exploring interactions” Masterclass – TU Delft

Project with RHIA Rotterdam – TU Delft

“Well-being for urban birds” – Design workshop at Schwä­bisch Gmünd, Germany. On invitation of Prof. Matthias Held, Deputy Chairman of the University

Masterclass at New Parsons School, New York, USA. On invitation of John-Michael Ekeblad, Visiting faculty
Industrial Design, Tucker Viemeister, Designer, Assistant Professor


Guest faculty – Design workshop. On invitation of Mr. Cees de Bont, Dean of School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK, China


Guest faculty – Design workshop. On invitation of Prof. A. G. Rao, IDC – Industrial Design Centre, IIT – Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India


Guest faculty – Design workshop. On invitation of Prof. Kim, Myung-Su, Industrial Design Department, KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.


Guest faculty – Design workshop. On invitation of Mrs. Cheng Wai Kwan Vivian, International Liaison Manager, Hong Kong Design Institute, HK, China


Head of the Master of Design for Humanity and Sustainable Living at Design Academy Eindhoven, NL. On invitation of Mrs. Li Edelkoort, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL


Guest faculty – Design workshop. On invitation of Mrs. Liz Davis, Head of the International Studio, Les Ateliers – ENSCi – Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle, France


Guest faculty – Vitra Design workshop. On invitation of
Mr. Alessander van Vegesag, Domaine de Boisbuchet, France


Visiting faculty on invitation of Mr. Gijs Bakker, Head of Man and Living Department, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL


Visiting faculty on invitation of Mr. Oscar Peña, Head of Man and Activity Department, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL


Guest faculty – Design workshop. On invitation of Mrs. Stesuko Nagasawa, Head of Ceramics Department. Haute Ecole d’Arts Appliqués Geneva. Geneva, Switzerland.


Guest faculty – for China project. On invitation of Mr. Norman Tropman, Head of Ceramics Department, Hogeschool Den Bosch, NL


V&A / Victoria and Albert Museum / London / United Kingdom

Centre Pompidou / The Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou / Paris / France

Stedelijk Museum / The Museum of Modern Art Amsterdam / Amsterdam / The Netherlands

M+ / Museum of Visual Culture / Hong Kong / China

MAKK / Museum für Angewandte Kunst / Cologne / Germany

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / The Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design / Montreal / Canada

Foundation of the Sparda-Bank / Münster / Germany

Die Neue Sammlung / The International Design Museum / Munich / Germany

F.N.A.C. / Fonds National d’Art Contemporain / Paris / France

Museum het Kruithuis / ‘s-Hertogenbosch / The Netherlands

Sotheby’s London / AJC Designs / London / United Kingdom

gabrielle ammann // gallery / Cologne / Germany

Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart / Rochechouart / France