Satyendra Pakhalé was born in India and completed his masters degree in Engineering Design at IIT Bombay, with continued studies in Advanced Product Design in Switzerland. After graduation he worked at Philips Design, creating innovative products in the areas of digital communication and transportation. In 1998 he set up his own design practice in Amsterdam. Pakhalé moves within a broad field of design disciplines and his design is often a result of a dialogue between cultural expressions and new innovative applications of materials. Satyendra Pakhalé considers the design profession an expression of true human optimism and is motivated by social, technological, ecological, industrial and above all cultural parameters. Pakhalé teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven and describes himself as a cultural nomad who moves between different parts of the world, projects, and disciplines.