MIT Institute of Design

Faculty Team

Associate Prof. Amit Deshmukh

Associate Prof. Amit Deshmukh

H.O.D. Interior Space and Furniture Design

Amit has done Bachelors in Architecture from Pune & Masters in Industrial Design from SPA, N. Delhi. He has joined MITID after an experience from all forms of the design profession. His work includes a work in industry – a work under Institute (NID) - & with professional sector of the design field. At MIT Institute of Design, Amit is engaged with Interior Space & Furniture Design, Product Design & Foundation discipline. As a faculty his core area includes: - Space & Form Studies, Nature inspired design, Systems Design, Moulded furniture, Structures of geometry’. An interest in research activities & a learning attitude brings him in education field. Apart from teaching, Amit has contributed at MITID for setting up Evaluation criteria, Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Appraisal Policies, Various systems & processes for students, which has helped consolidating the University Ordinance of MIT Art, Design & Technology University. Amit has also received the “Best Teacher Award – with Citation of Honor” by MIT ADT University in 2017.

His key areas of interests include: - Design Education, Children related products, Board games, Space semantics, Vernacular /Traditional architecture & Design, and Flexible Architecture. A multi diverse environment at MITID provides a further enriching experience to his personality.

Amit has been part of many conferences & design meets. Amit presented his research on “Culture of Sedentary Play in India – The Space Context “ at the Board Game Studies Colloquium –XX1; the annual gathering of the ‘International Society for Board Game Studies’, held at Athens, Greece2018. His paper titled "Integrating Space and Industrial Design Education with a Holistic Approach" was presented at "Designing design education for India"- DDEI an international conference at Pune in March 2013. His poster titled “Maintaining “Design Sanskar (sacraments)”in Indian design education - A paradox with numbers” has been shortlisted for DesignED Asia 2015 conference where he also acted as paper reviewer.

His Articles titled “Effective Thesis - Space Education” & “Space Sanskaras" – were published in Design Matrix magazine January 2015 & March 2015 issues respectively. Amit has written a series of articles on traditional board games of Maharashtra in INTACH Pune Patrika (April 2016 & June 2016) & also was Invited for a talk on “Traditional board games of Maharashtra - Unfolding the Saripat" in an event at "Heritage and us exhibition" by Pune Municipal corporation & INTACH Pune. Amit has been guiding design & architecture leaners for many design projects & diploma projects.
As an Industrial Design professional, Amit has been involved in conceptualizing new vanity case & designing of new product ranges, features and components for Aristocrat Luggage. Amit has worked as 'Project Associate- Mumbai Toy Project' for National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. He was a consultant, member of the design team, & was handling the NID+SISI cell in Mumbai to provide design services to six-selected toy industries in Mumbai.

His Professional experience includes Freelance work in product design, architectural & interior works. He has also worked with elite design firms like Design Directions, & Ticket Design at Pune, where he has handled various design projects. He was also involved with local NGOs at the rehabilitation work after Latur Earthquake in architectural as well as design aspects.

Amit has been involved in teaching with architecture stream. He has been in Pune University Jury panel & was appointed as Chairperson for Architecture Design & Basic Design subjects at Pune University examinations. He was also appointed as examiner for National Architectural entrance test NATA by Council of Architecture – N. Delhi

His major achievement includes a 'Silver Medal' at ANVESHAN-1 competition by IIM-Ahmedabad & selection as "CORE 77 Heavyweight design championship" finalist for his group entry – 'A Noise Destroyer'.