Satyendra Pakhalé: Culture of Creation
nai010 publishers Rotterdam, the Netherlands, published the first comprehensive monograph devoted to international renowned designer Satyendra Pakhalé.
Satyendra Pakhalé stands at the crossroads of the diverse currents shaping contemporary design. 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, blurring boundaries of time and place. Satyendra Pakhalé: Culture of Creation, the first comprehensive monograph devoted to his work, explores the way that the designer navigates these currents on multiple levels.
Twelve essays by leading design thinkers, Juhani Pallasmaa, Paola Antonelli, Jacques Barsac, Ingeborg de Roode, René Spitz, Tiziana Proietti, Aric Chen and Stefano Marzano, illustrate the world view and intellectual position underpinning the designer’s ‘culture of creation’. Contributions from leading industry and cultural figures, such as Alberto Alessi, Gabrielle Ammann, Giulio Cappellini, Cristiano Crosetta and Vittorio Livi portray him at work. Documentary passages give insight into his studio practice, close-up encounters with specific processes and stunning imagery complete a book that can be enjoyed on many levels – a portrait of a unique ‘culture of creation’.
“Pakhalé’s work exemplifies how crafts and industrial design can come together in the dimension of human nature.” — Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States of America.
“His designs suggest a haptic skin-relationship through their sensorial forms, poetic associations and tactile surfaces: they stimulate sensations of intimacy and nearness.” — Juhani Pallasmaa, Architect and Architectural-Design thinker, Helsinki, Finland.
“Satyendra Pakhalé is a poet of form and materials. Experiencing his work is a joy.” — Giulio Cappellini, Architect and Designer, Art Director, Cappellini, Milan, Italy.
“He is a designer who has the power to make you develop things that were unthinkable at the beginning” — Cristiano Crosetta, CEO and Partner TUBES Radiatori, Italy.
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