Samson Mathai joins the faculty of Industrial Design at MIT Institute of Design. He graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in the year 1993 in Product Design.
During his seven year tenure in Godrej Appliances Pvt Ltd, Mumbai from 1994, he was involved in industrial design development of their appliance range. During his stint there refrigerator design went through a transition to soft forms which were launched as Ultra, World Series and Pentacool. ‘Smartwash' washing machines and ‘Smartcool' range of air conditioners were also introduced during this period. He worked with the National Institute of Design as an
Associate Designer on client projects for its Integrated Design Services. In the Craft cluster development initiative for Sankheda furniture that he did for the Gujarat government through NID's Outreach Program
he determined that the development of this sector could be achieved through professional marketing initiatives and upgradation of its retail outlets. He then worked as a Product Designer in an Industrial Design and Development firm ‘DESIGNEDGE' based in Ahmedabad. As part of this team he worked extensively on the design and development of many products.
Some of which are –
Executive buses for TATA Motors that were displayed in 2006 Auto fair in Delhi.
Air conditioner for Voltas Vertis with unique vertical slots.
Backlit remote control unit for Hitachi air conditioners.
Interiors of low floor tarmac buses for TATA Motors and
FUNCASTLE – a branded outdoor playing system for children.