Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1953, Boris Berlin graduated from the Higher School of Art and Industry, St. Petersburg in 1975. He began his career as an industrial and graphic designer at VNIITE, Leningrad, where he designed a wide range of industrial products.
In 1983 moved to Denmark, founding Boris Berlin Design in 1984, which multidisciplinary activities since then and until today include the fields of industrial, furniture and graphic design. The experimenting with materials and technologies and exploring their influence on the objects of everyday life became a very significant, if not the main content of his work.
In 1987 he became a co-founder and partner of Komplot Design and in 2010 co-founded and became a partner of Iskos-Berlin Design and with them has received numerous design awards, among them, such as: Dansk Designpris, G-Mark (Japanese Golden Design Award), The Forum AID Award: Best Nordic product, Red Dot – Best of the Best Award, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, etc.
The geography of clients spreads from Denmark and Sweden to USA and Japan including such companies as Gubi, Hay, Muuto, Normann, Fritz Hansen, Jot.Jot, Källemo, Materia, Tendo Mokko, Stylex and so forth.
Boris Berlin’s works are represented in collections of several design museums around the world, among them: Design Museum Denmark, Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich, Vitra Design Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York, etc.
“I see design as an intermediate body – as a link that appears in the tension of no man’s land: tension between art and engineering, between manufacturer and end-user, between different cultures, between tradition and innovation, rationality and intuition, logic and emotion …”
Multifaceted award-winning industrial designer Satyendra Pakhalé established his practice in 1998 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is active internationally in the field of Industrial Design, Transportation and Architectural Design. He was born in 1967 in India and trained as a designer at the renowned IIT – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and later at Art Centre College of Design Europe, in Switzerland
After his first working experience at Frog Design, he was part of the pioneering ‘new business creation’ team, conceiving some of the first product ideas for new technologies in the area of digital communication and transportation design at Philips Design in the mid 90’s.
Through a series of award-winning design projects for leading clients and industries, the practice has developed a worldwide reputation for designing diverse innovative typologies, pushing the limits of technology and materials. Renowned companies such as Alcantara, Cappellini, Franke, Hästens, Magis, Poltrona Frau, Fiam, Novartis and TOD’s rank among his clients.
Pakhalé has lectured throughout the world on platforms such as CeBIT Germany, Casa Brasil and Future Design Days Sweden. The Eindhoven Design Academy in the Netherlands invited him to devise and head the Master Programme in Design for Humanity and Sustainable Living from 2006 to 2010
Pakhalé’s ongoing curiosity in materials, technology and its cultural plural expression has lead to limited edition pieces for ammann // gallery, Cologne, Germany. His works are in permanent collections at prestigious museums throughout the world, among which the Victoria and Albert Museum London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Centre Pompidou, Paris.