Satyendra Pakhalé

Principal Designer / Founder / Satyendra Pakhalé Associates, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Satyendra Pakhalé Associates is a multi-faceted design practice established by the award-winning designer Satyendra Pakhalé whose production ranges from the design of objects to technological products and architecture. He was born in 1967 in India and trained at the renowned IIT – Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and later at the Art Centre College of Design Europe, in Switzerland. 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. Complexity is resolved through experimentation and brought into elegance, providing the very best solution for each venture. 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. Several solo-exhibitions are devoted to his works: ‘OriginS’ at Gallery Ammann (2008) by Gabrielle Ammann / ‘Design by Heart’ at Otto Gallery Bologna (2003) by Paola Antonelli, curator Museum of Modern Art New York / ‘From Project to Products’ at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2002) by Ingeborg de Roode, curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

His designs emanate from cultural dialogue, synthesizing new applications of materials and technologies. His ongoing curiosity for materials, technology and a plural cultural expression has lead to limited edition pieces represented by Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Cologne, Germany. Pakhalé’s works are in permanent collections at prestigious museums throughout the world.

Satyendra Pakhalé considers the design profession an expression of true human optimism. He is motivated by social, technological, ecological, industrial and above all cultural parameters, as much as by a purely creative vision. His prime interest is the design of mass-producible challenging products and public architecture.


Alcantara / Italy

Alessi / Italy

Al Sabah Gallery / Villamoda / Kuwait

Bosa / Italy

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

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

Renault / France

RSVP / Italy

SCA / TORK / Sweden

Tubes / Italy

TOD’s / Italy

Väveriet / Ludvig Svensson / Sweden


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


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

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