CSM alumnus receives Sir Misha Black Medal
Professor H Kumar Vyas, Chairman, Academic Council of MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design has been awarded the Sir Misha Black Medal for Distinguished Services to Design Education. The 2011 Medal marks the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sir Misha Black.
Only one medal is handed out across the world in a year. The medal was awarded at a special award ceremony at the Royal College of Art on March 8, where he delivered an address on his design and education philosophy and spoke about the development of design education in India.
Professor Vyas visited his alma mater (Central School of Art and Crafts now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) on Wednesday the 9th March. He worked in London with Douglas Scott (designer of the Route Master Bus) Associates as a designer for five years before returning to India to join the NID (National institute of Design) to set up its Faculty of Industrial Design and begin training the first cadre of Indian industrial designers and design educators.
Through his pioneering work Kumar Vyas helped innovate a relevant Indian version of the ‘Bauhaus/Ulm’ approach to design that gradually made inroads into Indian manufacturing and production which today ranges from handcrafts to the space industry.
Professor H.Kumar Vyas was accompanied by Robert Green (UAL International Centre), Nick Rhodes (Course Director for BA Product Design and acting Course Director for MA Industrial Design) and Professor. Dhimant Panchal (H.O.D. Pre Design Foundation & Director Design Center). The visit was hosted by Jonathan Barratt (Dean of Graphic & Industrial Design).
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011