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Ritu Sonalika

Area of Practice

Entrepreneur, Industrial Designer, Architect


Diploma in Architecture, (5 Years), TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi

M. Des., Industrial Design, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

Work Experience


  • Architect (Mozaic Design, Goa)
  • Designer (Azim Premji Foundation, Bangalore): Design of teaching-learning resources
  • Co-founder (Design Circle, Bangalore): furniture and accessories design and production studio

Interest Areas

hands-on furniture and toy-maker; conducting regular hands-on woodworking workshop in her studio for individuals to appreciate 'making'

Current practice at Srishti

Facilitating invaluable practical experiences through Thesis projects - where aspiring practioners understand real world issues and find inventive, yet practical solutions, Craft communities and investigating systemic interventions in handloom and handicraft sector using design thinking and go-to market strategies, Teaching courses to inculcate experimental and exploratory approach to 'making' and appreciative lens to 'slow design principles

Creative practice and outreach

Product Design and Business Development Projects include:

  1. Water Hyacinth, Khetri, Assam
  2. Banana Bark and Banana Silk, Madurai Tamil Nadu
  3. Lac Products, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  4. Kauna Reed, Meghalaya
  5. Salt of the Earth, Kutch, Gujrat
  6. Bamboo, Wayanad, Kerala

Projects showcase:

Undergraduate Thesis Projects in Impact Edge Lab

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Water Hyacinth project in Assam as part of the Impact Edge Lab initiative


Mapping Spaces and Public Furniture

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Hands on making by students in the studio