EP 124 . 22 May 19

Industrial design of the 80’s in India

With Ashok Panwalkar

In the episode

  • What kind of Industrial products were designed and made in India during the 1980s and ’90s? How and what changed in the last 30-40 years?
  • What were the dominant materials that were used in Designing industrial products in the ’80s? What has changed since then?
  • As per my reading, Philips came to India from the Netherlands in 1935. How has it’s contribution changed the product design landscape of India?
  • Did people get sensitive to good design and bad design due to the advent of such companies? How? Can you share any specific product or range of products that changed the Indian electrical market?
  • What made you get into this corporate world, that too with Industrial/product design background at that time?
  • What are your top 3 learnings while working in the industrial design space?
  • What kind of talent is required in India to make well designed industrial products?

About Ashok Panwalkar

He is one of the Senior Product Designer in the Indian product Design industry. Currently, he is the Creative Director of 3F Design Company based in Pune. Previously he was working with Philips in Various capacities as a designer for nearly 3 decades.