Italy based designer Alberto Meda and New Delhi based architect and designer Kohelika Kohli

Mumbai based Amit Syngle of Asian Paints and Jaipur based product and interior designer Ayush Kasliwal

Brazilian product designer Humberto Campana, presented by Lasvit and architect and urbanist Madhav Raman from New Delhi

Bengaluru based architect Gayathri Shetty and architect Kamal Malik from New Delhi

Italy based designer Alberto Alessi, presented by the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre and Mumbai based architect and designer Ashiesh Shah

Bindu Vadera and architect Sonali Bhagwati from New Delhi

Italy based designer and innovator Carlo Ratti, presented by the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre and Spanish based Rafaella Mangairotti, presented by Italian Trade Agency

French furniture designer Paul Mathieu and Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, presented by FCDI

Italy based designer Matteo Cibic, presented by Scarlet Splendour and Regis Mathieu of Mathie Lustrerie, presented by French Embassy/ French Institute in India

Deepikka Jindal of arttd'inox and architect Dikshu Kukreja

Mumbai based architect Kaif Faquih and Pankaj Vir Gupta

The Netherlands based trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and New Delhi based Sarita Handa

Mumbai based architect Sanjay Puri, Moderator and New Delhi based Vibhor Sogani

Moderators Peter D’Ascoli and Theron Carmine De Sousa

ID Symposium will bring together internationally acclaimed architects, designers and experts under one roof

Know the Speakers: India Design ID 2017

by Aditi Sharma Maheshwari Feb 08, 2017
Explore some lesser known facts about global visionaries who will be headlining ID Symposium powered by Roca – part of the country’s most coveted decor event taking place from February 16 to 19, 2017 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi.

Alberto Meda
An admirer of complex creations, the Milan based maverick considers the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames he owns, one of his prized treasures. His home is a reserve of unique objects, books and paintings.

Kohelika Kohli
An established architect herself with an enviable international experience, she helms multi-disciplinary design and architecture firm K2India along with her mother, restoration specialist and Padma Shri honouree Sunita Kohli. For Kohelika, collaborating with her mum is always "a breeze" and likes to take cues from her expertise.

Amit Syngle
The President – Sales, Marketing & Technology of Asian Paints Ltd India based in Mumbai loves the coffee machine he made as part of his college project.

Ayush Kasliwal
Ayush Kasliwal, an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, is one of India’s leading design thinkers, practitioners and advocates for artisans. He believes that “Objects are messages in physical form”.

Humberto Campana
Presented By Lasvit
The Brazilian creative’s treasured childhood dream was to live in the forests of Amazon, where he’d make objects out of straw and wood.

Madhav Raman
A theatre aficionado, the New Delhi based creative had previously established an amateur drama society. Apart from architecture, his interest is divided between three things: The city, swimming and sneakers.

Gayathri Shetty
The Bengaluru visionary is an ardent wanderer and believes that her travels inspire creativity. She loves globetrotting in her four inch high heels.

Kamal Malik
The architect from Mumbai does not believe in obsessing about work. He enjoys playing squash and travelling to the hills.

Alberto Alessi
Presented by Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
The President of Alessi SPA feels most comfortable in his vineyards on the hills of Lake Orta in Northern Italy. His cherished possession is a blue glass Lacrimarium II C, a small Roman vessel used to collect “tears of mourners”.

Ashiesh Shah
The Mumbai based EDIDA India Designer of the Year 2016 is an advocate of Wabi Sabi, which is visible in the spaces envisioned by him, highlighting asymmetry combined with balance between media, surfaces and colours.

Bindu Vadera
Considered one of the leading architects in the country, Bindu Vadera owns Varya - a chic interior solutions store in New Delhi's epicentre. The brand offers interior design consultation for private residences, corporate offices and commercial spaces with a sophisticated design and planning service.

Sonali Bhagwati
With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, the New Delhi based creative credits all her success to a disciplined life. She aspires to transform the historic walled cities of the country into beautiful destinations telling tales of our heritage.

Carlo Ratti
Presented by Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
Italian innovator Carlo Ratti’s ideal city would be the best of everything including Naples’ climate, Cape Town’s topography and Manhattan’s architecture.

Raffaella Mangiarotti
Presented by Italian Trade Agency
The Milanese architect’s abode is a treasure trove of heirlooms. She still owns the first object she ever bought, an Eero Saarinen table.

Paul Mathieu
New York and Udaipur based designer Paul Mathieu enjoys cooking and shopping in the food markets of Aix-en-Provence in France as well as India’sCity of Lakes.

Sou Fujimoto
Presented by FCDI
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto’s interest in the wooded landscape of the region stemmed from his lasting love for natural elements. He aspires to harmonise the world with his creations.

Matteo Cibic
Presented by Scarlet Splendour
The two time EDIDA India winning Italian prodigy’s idea of an ideal day is sitting on his porch, gazing into the sky and drawing while having a pastry and cappuccino. He likes visiting old libraries and museums.

Regis Mathieu
Presented By French Embassy/French Institute in India
Regis Mathieu, the force behind the French lighting company Mathieu Lustrerie, is an automobile enthusiast too and a proud owner of over 25 antique cars.

Deepikka Jindal 
The Creative Director and MD, JSL Lifestyle Limited and the force behind Arttd’inox hails from New Delhi and is a self-confessed patriot, which is evident in the brand’s works reflecting Indian traditions. She spends her free time reading spiritual books.

Dikshu Kukreja
Bestowed with several accolades, Dikshu has gained a steady reputation in the fraternity for envisioning resplendent projects and spaces that move beyond the archetypal.

Kaif Faquih
The Mumbai based architect prefers complete solitude while innovating. Given a choice between the countryside and city, he would ditch the latter.

Pankaj Vir Gupta
According to the New Delhi based architect, the perfect haven is one overlooking greenery. In his opinion, design is defined by the merger of craft and material, the physical environment and architecture.

Lidewij Edelkoort
Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort started her career as a fashion coordinator at departmental store De Bijenkorf in The Netherlands.

Sarita Handa
The founder of the eponymous home linen and fabrics brand from New Delhi admits that the biggest challenge for her two decades ago was to raise capital 
for her business.

Sanjay Puri
The principal architect of Sanjay Puri Architects, India, Sanjay has been a speaker and a judge at numerous international architecture events and has won 100 international architecture awards to his credit.

Vibhor Sogani
From making go-karting tracks to transforming Mumbai’s suburban trains, the designer from the capital has an affinity towards offbeat products.

Peter D’ascoli
The textile designer from India’s capital admits that he in fact failed his knitting class at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He finds his indigo dyed men’s Afghani shawl the most striking piece of work he owns.

Theron Carmine De Sousa 
Apart from vanguarding a Mumbai strategy and design firm, he is also a voice-over artist and proud owner of a 1920s mechanical desk clock.

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ID Symposium will bring together internationally acclaimed architects, designers and experts under one roof