Aditi Agrawal

I graduated from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad as a furniture designer. I love working with my hands, and giving ideas a physical form has always been an immensely satisfying and meditative process for me. This has led me to execute various design projects like public space furniture, a sensory playground for special children and even the learning of Hebrew typography. I also went to study a semester at the design department of Holon Institute of Design, Israel.

In school, I was ‘Artist of the Year’ for many consecutive years and won the Times of India Painting contest in which 10,000 children from all over Delhi participated. Later on, I was awarded the iF Concept Design Award 2013 for designing a sensory playground for children with special needs. I also won second prize at the Bosch-NID India Changers Award 2012 for designing ‘Nutshell’, a ferrocement bench for public spaces. My work has been exhibited in the furniture category at India Design (ID) 2013 as part of the Park Elle Decor student showcase.

I have always loved to travel and explore my natural and historical surrounding in the quest for inspiration.The years at NID helped me appreciate various perceptions and celebrate the diversity and differences in our country. Contrary to popular belief, I feel that there is immense scope for design in India. There are so many issues and opportunities in the field that need to be addressed with sensitivity and I would like to concentrate my energies in that direction. I want to utilise my year at the YIF to interact with people from varied domains and collaborate design with other fields to widen its scope and effect.

Degree and Institution:

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

After a year at YIF:

Gudgudee-Inclusive play solutions

Currently at:

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