Alex Davis

EDUCATION

1996     - Masters of Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan, Italy.

1992     - Graduated in Product Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

1987     - Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mysore, India.

 PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY
 

2014     - Solo show Once Upon a Time at The Park Hotel, New Delhi

            - Showcased limited edition carpets with I+I Milano at Salone del mobile, Milano, Italy
 

2012     - Showcased at Maison et Object, Paris

            - Group show at India Art Fair 2012 at the Apparao Gallery @ Aman Lodhi, New Delhi
 

2011     -Solo show DENTED PAINTED at the Apparao Gallery@ Aman Lodhi, New Delhi

            - Group show at India Art Summit 2011 with the Apparao Gallery
 

2010     - Solo show HYPER BLOOMS at the Apparao Gallery@ Aman Lodhi, New Delhi

            - Showcased at Maison et Object, Paris
 

2009     - Solo show MY LAZY GARDEN at the Apparao Gallery, Chennai

- Showcased at Maison et Object, Paris

- Showcased at Salone Del Mobile, Milano as 1 of the 3 artist of limited edition pieces under the name Strawberry Fields with a large Champa Tree Installation paired with a few Blossoms  

 
2008     - Solo show THE MOONLIT SAFARI at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

- Showcased at Maison et Object, Paris

- Showcased limited edition works with I+I Milano at Salone del mobile, Milano, Italy
 

2007     - Solo Show MY LAZY GARDEN at the Stainless Gallery, New Delhi

- Showcased at Maison et Object, Paris

- Group show 9-9-9 as part of silver jubilee celebrations of Bombay Brasserie, London
 

2006     - Showcased at Maison et Object, Paris
 

2004     - Solo show I WENT FISHING the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

- Group show GLOBAL LOCAL organized by the British Council which toured across India and culminated in an exhibition at the V&A Museum, London

2001     - Showcased with I+I Milano at Salone del mobile, Milano, Italy

1999     - Co founded INDI STORE in New Delhi with Pankaj Verma

1996     - Worked as core member of Architect Stefano Giavannoni Studio, Milano, Italy, on projects in products, furniture and system designs for Alessi and Magis s.r.l, Italy

1995     - Graduated in Masters Industrial Design, Domus Academy, Milano. During this period, worked on various projects in collaboration with designers like Andrea Branzi, Massimo Morozzi, Isao Hosoe, Stefano Giovannoni, Ezio Manzini, Marco Susani and Mario Trimarchi.

1992     - Graduated in Product Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

- Designed museum lighting and exhibit display system for PATAN DARBAR MUSEUM, Kathmandu, Nepal. The project was done in collaboration with Arch. Goetz Hagmuller and team.

1987     - Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, University of Mysore, India.
 

Visiting Faculty:National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

   National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

   School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

AWARDS

2010     - Best Five – Furniture & Accessories Design 2010- IIID (Indian Institute Of Interior Designers)
2008     - Winner - Best Chair design IIID (Indian Institute Of Interior Designers).
2007     - Designer of the year- ELLE Décor India awards (EDIDA 2007)

-  The top 10 designers in India- by the India Today Group and the Man’s world magazine.
2006     - Winner- Excellence in usage of Stainless Steel in Product Design- Jindal Stainless Innovation Awards 2007 for ‘My Lazy Garden’ collection
2003     - Winner – Lighting Design- ELLE Décor India awards (EDIDA 2003)
1996     -  Winner- 2nd prize in the professional category of the International “Glassware Design Competition Shades of Crystal”- Arnolfo Di Cambio (Society of Italian Crystalware Manufacturers) and In/Arch (Italian National Institute of Architects 1996). The entry was a set wine glasses named, ‘Spirit\'. The jury was chaired by Burno Munari, Vittoriano Vigano, Paolo Delmartello, Cesare Casati and Alik Cavaliere.
1995    - Honorary award and exhibition at the EIMU (Office Furniture Fair) 1995, Milan from the entry to Office Design Competition. The entry was a workstation for the future. The Jury consisted of Jean Nouvel, Toshiyki Kita, Stefan Lengyel, John Crawshaw, Augusto Morello and Giuseppe Varchetta.
-     Project selected - Salone Del Mobile, 1995. (Milan Furniture Fair) organized by the furniture manufacturers association of Cantu, Italy, from the entry to CLAC Home Design Competition.