This interview is a part of resource, ‘The History of Product Design in India’. The aim of documenting Product Design history is to get a glimpse of the vast expanse that is India’s inherent art, craft, design and architectural past that might often be overlooked when Design History is understood from a global context.
Ashok Panwalkar, Director, Philips Design finished his Bachelors in Electrical engineering and began his career by working briefly in Almonard Engineering Pvt.Ltd. Company. Like a lot of companies during the 70’s, a lot of energy was invested in reverse engineering existing products. As Panwalkar was an Engineer with good sketching ability he was often asked to go and sketch out existing products.
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