Poonam Bir Kasturi

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer, Professor

Birth Country: India

Resident City: Bangalore

Resident Country: India

Sources: "2004 IDEA Jury. IDEA. Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). 22 May 2008 (http://www.idsa.org/webmodules/articles/anmviewer.asp?a=617&z=48).



Employer: Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India

Title: a founder and Professor

City: Bangalore

Country: India

Notes: teaches sustainable issues and creativity

Employer: Playn' Speak

Title: Founder

Start Date: January 01, 2000

Notes: craft-based products for the home and office

Employer: IndusTree Crafts

Title: Founder

Notes: IndusTree Crafts works with craftspeople to design, manufacture and retail/ export Indian crafts for contemporary consumers



No apprenticeships on record


Name: INDEX Design Awards 2007 "Top Nominees"

Description: for Daily Dump, a project involving the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing products related to home composting


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Notable Projects

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Institution: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

Degree: Product Design

End Date: January 01, 1986


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

Organization: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Role: jury member for 2004 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)

Start Date: January 01, 2004

Notes: also an International Member (I/IDSA)

Publications By

Title: Designing Freedom

Publication: Design Issues

Volume: 21

Issue: 4

Page: 68-77

Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Date Published: January 01, 2005

Publications About

Title: Changing Times

Author: Niti Bhan

Publication: New Design

Volume: 42

Page: 28-31

Date Published: January 01, 2006

Notes: Report on the importance of the development of communication and product design in the economic growth of India. A selection of designers and design firms based in India are interviewed and discussed.