Designers are always in search of inspiration and exposure to keep their creative hunger alive. And what is better than interactions with experienced personalities and attending hands-on design workshops to keep their artistic ideas flowing? The 14th Pune Design Festival (PDF) promises just that and much more.
‘The “Hamleys” of Design!”
“An epitome of a collaboration of designers.”
As described by the students and designers who attended the Pune Design Festival, 2019, the festival is an exclusive design forum that includes workshops, presentations, awards and much more! Organized by the Association of Designers of India (ADI), the festival will be held in Pune on the 10th and 11th January 2020 at Hyatt Regency.
The theme for the 14th Pune Design Festival (PDF) 2020 is “Crossroads”, adhering to the next big shift in design and how it is constantly and rapidly developing in various domains. Conducted for a week, several events take place in the city, of which, the primary one is the two-day conference where speakers and designers from all over world participate and engage in conversations and workshops related to everything about design. Over 30 speakers from cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur and over 10 countries have graced the festival with their valuable knowledge and expertise, encompassing of delegates and visionaries like Dadi Pudumji, Resul Pookutty, several Padmashree recipients and international design experts.
A lot more is in store this year as luminaries like Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian of the Tata Group will be the addressing as the keynote speaker. Joining him would be spaceship designer and space entrepreneur Dr. Susmita Mohanty, celebrity photographer Joseph Radhik, experimental Letterist Kriti Monga and many more.
Along with it, the entire week is dedicated to celebrating design with hands-on workshops, Lexus Design Awards, Design Expo, visits to design studios and 6 parallel events that focus on design categories like Branding, Gaming, Animation, Interaction Design amongst others. ADI being a non-for-profit organization, have rational and flexible options for Festival conference and forum whereas the Design Expo is free for the public. The goal is to enable the maximum number of design aspirants, students and designers to avail the experience of the festival.
The design festival promises amazing music, intellectual conversations, good weather and a bag full of inspiration to take away. An event that assures a good time; overflowed with creative ideas, sounds like a pretty good weekend plan, isn’t it?