Assistant Professor Explores Work of Satyendra Pakhalé

Satyendra Kakhale Culture of Creation

Assistant professor of interior design and architecture Tiziana Proietti has published four essays exploring the work of Satyendra Pakhalé in the book Satyendra Pakhalé: Culture of Creation (NAI010 Publishers, 2019). Proietti collaborated with Pakhalé to conceive of the book, which is the first comprehensive text exploring Pakhalé’s work.

Pakhalé’s significant body of work has been described as “suggest[ing] a haptic skin-relationship through their sensorial forms, poetic associations and tactile surfaces: they stimulate sensations of intimacy and nearness” by architectural theorist Juhani Pallasmaa.

Proietti’s essays explore, in turn, The Act Of Unity,  The Realm of Poetics, Design for Sensorial Beings, and Design by Dreaming.
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Excerpts from Satyendra Pakhalé : Culture of Creation

From the publisher

Satyendra Pakhalé stands at the crossroads of the diverse currents shaping contemporary design. His design work is an act of unity going beyond any binary such as high and low tech, industrial production and traditional crafts, functionality and poetic significance, blurring boundaries of time and place. Satyendra Pakhalé: Culture of Creation, the first comprehensive monograph devoted to his work, explores the way that the designer navigates these currents on multiple levels.

Twelve essays by leading design thinkers, Juhani Pallasmaa, Paola Antonelli, Jacques Barsac, René Spitz, Tiziana Proietti, Aric Chen and Stefano Marzano, illustrate the world view and intellectual position underpinning the designer’s ‘culture of creation’. Contributions from leading industry figures, such as Alberto Alessi, Giulio Cappellini, Cristiano Crosetta and Vittorio Livi portray him at work. Documentary passages give insight into his studio practice, close-up encounters with specific processes and stunning imagery complete a book that can be enjoyed on many levels – a portrait of a unique ‘culture of creation’.

September 2019 | expected | Juhani Pallasmaa, Paola Antonelli, Jacques Barsac, Rene Spitz, Tiziana Proietti, Aric Chen and Stefano Marzano | design: Mainstudio | English | hardcover | 22 x 28 cm | 448 pages | illustrated (390 color and b/w)