Saif is a designer based in Bangalore. Completed his training as an Architect from RV School of Architecture in 2010, parallely he was active in Formula SAE-Racing of the mechanical department, where he acquired the diverse experience in design and technical know-how. Did his internship at D+A Architects. Later he went on to learn wood working.
His designs draw heavily from his appreciation of technology and processes. His experience from racing which puts him in a very unique place, is often revisited in his architecture and design. From a very young age he is into making things with whatever he could lay his hands on. With his fascination for geometry, his design is characterized by strong shapes, that render a certain formal rigor to visual and functional attributes.
He is involved in regular lecturers and talks at design schools.
Apart from being an avid motorcyclist and an aficionado of cafe racers, is into boxing and pursues his culinary interests. He has vested interest in sociology, philosophy and anthropology, which addresses his design process.
International Awards & Exhibitions
2006 - Best looking car (Ashwa racing) at the event @ Formula SAE, Australasia.
2012 - ‘Flexible and adaptable urban habitat’ nominated @BE OPEN awards 2012 in the Category ‘CITY’.
2012 - Group exhibition at 100% Design London as part of BE OPEN awards 2012.
2013 - ‘Flexible and adaptable urban habitat’ Shortlisted for IDF 2013.
2014 - Selected by ELLE DECOR and Godrej Design lab to develop concepts for India Design ID 2015.
2014 - Winner & Runner-up of I DESIGN AWARDS 2014-2015.
2014 - Winner of Godrej DesignLab.
2015 - Exhibited @ India Design ID 2015.
2015 - EDIDA - Elle Deco International Design Award.
2016 - Blub Vide Poche exhibited at the India Design ID 2016.
2016 - EDIDA - Elle Deco International Design Award.
Education & Experience
2010 - Bachelor of architecture@ RV School Of Architecture. 2006-10 - Ashwa Racing, Formula SAE, worked on driver safety and ergonomics, packaging & chassis.
2006 - Formula Student Germany.
2007 - VDS 2.0 (Initiative of Massachusetts Institute of Technology), worked on early development of ergonomics and packaging. 2007 - Formula Student Germany.
2008 - Internship @D+A Architects.
2008 - Formula Student Germany.
2009 - Formula Student Italy.
2010-12 - Wood working.
2012 - Started working as a freelancer.
2013 - Established Architecture & Industrial design practice.