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India Design Forum

India Design Forum

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IDF Bengaluru will showcase the best in design innovation and present the trends and technologies that will shape the future part of the citywide festival Bengaluru ByDesign. Join a global dialogue on disruptive design and innovation!

IDF Bengaluru will run from 4 - 9.30pm on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November. Please note that tickets grant admission to both days of IDF Bengaluru. FULL WEEKEND TICKETS ₹3540 (incl. taxes) or special student discounted rate ₹1770 (incl. taxes). 

Speakers for 2018 include:

Jay Kothari, Project Lead, Glass X - The Moonshot Factor

Steve Lidbury, Managing Principal, Eight Inc, UK

Multi-discipline experience design studio, with 200+ strategic designers and creatives, across 11 studios, and 3 continents. The studio is renowned for having worked with Steve Jobs on the concept for the first Apple store.

Sanjay Garg, Founder, Raw Mango, India

One of Indias most highly regarded Fashion and Textile Designers. Creates contemporary Indian hand-woven textiles crafted using traditional techniques.

Sanjay Poddar, Managing Director, Accenture Labs, Asia Pacific

Leads the company Software Engineering R&D and Technology for Good initiative. 2017 Eisenhower Fellow and a Governing Council Member of the NASSCOM IoT Center of Excellence - part of Digital India program. 

Rahul Mishra, Founder, Rahul Mishra Studio, India

International Woolmark Prize Winner 2014. Featured in GQs Power list of 50 Most Influential Indians and is on the global influential list of BoF 500.

Maximiliano Modesti, Founder, Les Ateliers 2M, France and India

Embroidery firm staffed by artisans skilled in hand-embroidery techniques. Supplies for some of the most iconic luxury brands, such as Hermès, Isabel Marant and Chanel.

Brendan McGetrick, Director and Curator, Global Grad Show, UAE & UK

The worlds largest exhibition of graduate design and technology. He is an independent writer, curator, and designer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, The Financial Times, Domus, and Vogue Nippon.

Chris Solarski, Artist-Game Designer and Author, Switzerland

Written two books and given talks on interactive storytelling and game art at international platforms such as Disney Research, the Smithsonians landmark The Art of Video Games exhibition, SXSW, GDC Europe, and FMX.

Gunjan Gupta, Founder, Wrap, India

Furniture and interior design house and a strong advocate of innovative design and sustainability of craft skills.

Kai Richter, Chief Designer, SAP, Germany

Responsible for the strategic direction of the design system for all SAP products. Key in establishing the award-winning design system, SAP Fiori.

Shiva Nallaperumal, Graphic Designer, Type Designer & Art Director, India

Worked with Typotheque, Bold Monday, Sharp Type and Lost Type Co-Op. In 2017, he was selected as one of Forbes Indias 30 Under 30, the first Graphic Designer to do so.

Kamal & Shibanee Sagar, Co-founders, Total Environment, India

Architect-led real estate design and development firm, nominated for the 2018 World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Gautam Vazirani, Creative Strategist, and Fashion Curator, IMG Reliance, India

Contributions at Lakmè Fashion Week Sustainable Fashion Day recognized as a creative renaissance. Work won Best Country Award for India at the International Fashion Showcase UK during London Fashion Week 2017.

Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor, India

Established India as the primary hub for Technicolors foray in the CG animation business and as a major center for its global expertise in VFX.

Parvinder Marwaha, Program Manager Design, British Council, UK

Leads on architecture, design and fashion programs for the British Council. Runs Design Connections - the annual global delegation program for museum directors and festival curators.

Malika Verma Kashyap, Founder, Border&Fall, India

Digital publication and agency set-up to actively participate and identify those shaping Indias design language. Also Producer & Creative Director of The Sari Series: An Anthology of Drape.

Prateek Jain, Co-founder, Klove Studio, India

Locally grounded - globally acclaimed - lighting design company, synonymous with the highest quality of hand-blown glass.

Abhimanyu Nohwar, Founder-Director, Kiba Design, India

Design educationist and an advisor to several high-level national and international bodies, including Indias new policy on Design Education.

Brian Parkes, CEO, JamFactory, Australia

A unique not-for-profit organization, supported by the South Australian Government, and recognized globally as a center for excellence.

Philippe Morel, Architect and Theorist, Co-founder, Digital Knowledge, France

Lectured at some of the worlds most reputable architecture schools, including MIT Dept of Architecture. Work is present in the FRAC Centre and Centre Pompidou permanent collections.

Christian Girard, Architect and Theorist, Co-founder, Digital Knowledge, France

Emeritus Professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure dArchitecture Paris-Malaquais. Conducted projects in Paris, Florence, Mexico, Seoul, Montreal, Berlin, Rotterdam.

Revathi Kant, Chief Design Officer, Titan Company Ltd, India

Focuses on building design as an important differentiator in the sustainable growth of the business.

Jahnvi Dameron Nandan, Perfumer and Writer, Founder, The Perfume Library, France

Also author of the best-selling book, Pukka Indian, which charts the course of iconic design in India.


  • Age Limit: 12+
  • Internet handling fee may be levied.
  • Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • We recommend that you arrive minimum 30 minutes prior to complete the registration process.
  • In case of cancellation of the show, the organizer will refund the tickets within 30 days of the event date.