Table of ContentsMessage from Honorable Minister of Commerce & Industries2Message from Mr. Vikram Kirloskar3Executive Summary4Design in IndiaIntroductionDesign Industry StatisticsDesign Education67928Sectoral HighlightsAnimation & New Media DesignArchitecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture Furniture DesignGraphic DesignIndustrial Design Automotive & Retail DesignAllied (Toy Design Set & Exhibition Design Design Research)Human Computer Interaction (HCI)Fashion Design Textile Jewellery Leather Design3435394446505253Design EcologyProfessional Design AssociationsDesign Promotion AgenciesDesign E-GroupsDesign FacilitiesTrade and Industry associations with design focusSpecial Initiatives56576670727477Design GovernanceNational Design PolicyIntellectual Property RightsDesign AwardsDesign EventsMedia798083869194ConclusionChallenges, Opportunities and e 1 - National Design PolicyAnnexure 2 - India Design CouncilAnnexure 3 - CII National Committee on DesignReferences1091141181201

MessageMessageConfederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been espousing the cause ofDesign in India for the last 8 years or so. It has been doing so through itsnational committee on design and by organizing national design summit forthe last 8 years along with National Institute of Design. Besides the summit,it has various initiatives going on around the year to promote design.As its ongoing pursuit to establish design as a tool for nationalcompetitiveness, CII is bringing out the first India Design Report - anationwide study on Indian Design Sector.The report seeks to analyze the current state of design in different designdisciplines. This report is being prepared to strengthen the capacity todevelop a deeper understanding of the design economy and to help / guideeffective policy and program development. This report will inform variousstakeholders like industries, governments, and public about the strengthsand activities of Indian design. The report presents statistics of Indiandesign, information about design governance, design ecology, applicabilityof design and some trends. The information presented in the reportrepresents the most up-to-date analytical information about the Indiandesign industry gathered in one report.With this publication, CII presents a report on the direction for design inIndia. The publication will pave way for Government’s vision for its policyand for the initiatives that will be implemented in the time ahead. Thisreport we hope will make it possible to initiate a dialogue between Indiandesign industry and the Government and corporate sector.Vikram KirloskarChairman – National Design CommitteeConfederation of Indian Industry23

ExecutiveSummary Design activities in India are carried out by in-house designers India is one the few countries to have formulated and adopted aemployed by businesses. Another component is the consultancies /National Design Policy. It recently constituted an India Design Council tostudios offering specialized design services i.e. the Design Industry. Theimplement the major provisions of National Design presented here focuses on the design industry. Design education has seen a spurt of growth in the last 5 years or The design domains considered in this report are Architectural Design so with many private institutions getting initiated. Till before 5 years,Interior Design Landscape Architecture Furniture Design, Fashion the design education landscape was characterized by GovernmentTextile Jewellery Leather Design, Graphic Design, Animation & Newsupported institutions only, which were few in numbers for a country asmedia design, Industrial Automotive Retail Design, Allied Areas (Toylarge as India. Set & Exhibition Design Design Research) and Human ComputerInteraction (HCI). Lately the Indian Design companies have been entering intocollaboration with foreign design companies. This number is miniscule We sent the survey forms for many companies from the design present, but the trend is visible.Of the many survey forms, sent, we got 170 responses which containedthe desired information in a usable and verifiable manner. Hence most Many foreign design companies are setting up offices in India on theirthe statistical results presented here are on the basis of these 170own. There are a few already here, mainly in the area of branding andresponses.communication. In addition to the survey we collected a lot of information through deskresearch. Design industry is characterized by small to medium sized firms. Manyof them are one to five people operations. Of these many are foundedrecently. There are a few well organized design companies with higheremployment rate. These firms offer multiple specialties and serve moreor less as one-stop-shop for design needs. Majority of design activities is focused in 4 cities viz. Mumbai, Delhi,Bangalore and Pune. Design activities are urban in character.45

IntroductionWe live in interesting times defined by exponential change. We haveincreasingly learned to adapt to this change, but are yet to fully learn toaccept it. This has lead to massive economic and social upheavals duringcurrent times. In our quest for industrialization followed by knowledgeand service commoditization, we nearly forgot society. People who arestill impoverished, people with special needs, people with low incomesare still unserved, causing anxiety and extreme reactions. Design is aperfect response to bind people together and to elevate human life throughharmonious synchronization of needs and solution. Design is somethingthat makes business and social sense at the same time. In the presentand forthcoming scheme of things design certainly has a very importantDesignin Indiarole to play by helping companies and societies to accept and adapt tothe changing climate and to capitalize on the change by turning it into anopportunity.Design has evolved from being a vocation dealing with form and function toa new approach of developing business models. Design has also evolvedover the past years from being a mere function of styling or aesthetics(where form and function are the focus) to design as a process (wheredesign thinking is integrated into the development process). Today it hasbecome a strategic element and an innovation leading process.From modest beginning Indian Design Industry is on a maturity curve now.At this juncture it needs a strategic and long term direction to fortify thegains already made. Even though the design industry in India is very smallat present, its economic impact is quite high as it helps major industrysectors by augmenting their business value and competitiveness.67

Design Industry StatisticsIndustry StructureDesign can transform the way we do things, and result in new economicThe design industry lags behind other professional services domainsbenefits and a better quality of life. The strategic nature of design helpsin numerical terms when looked at in terms of turnover and number ofsolve problems in ways that are functionally and aesthetically pleasing andemployees. Architecture, Interior, Animation / New Media, Fashion Designmake economic sense. Design helps to improve quality and differentiation,are leading domains within the design industry. Other segments are faroffer world class products and services, improve business efficiencies,behind at present. However with the change in the economic scenario,productivity and margins, increase revenues and achieve higher marketdesign domains such as graphic design, industrial design, humanshare and accelerated interaction are growing at a fast clip.This report presents the Indian Design Industry in its present form. TheThe number of design companies is growing as also there is growth inanalyses and statistics are based on desk research, interviews andexisting companies. There is a good trend of designers opting to start theirquestionnaires. Due to the scarcity of well defined and regularly collectedown setup. Hence most companies existing today are new. The existingdata about the Indian design industry, and also due to inadequate surveycompanies are consolidating further by adding more services to theirinformation this report does not give an entirely accurate picture of theportfolio within diverse design disciplines.industry. Information and data on design as an economic activity is notavailable. Also as it is the first such report, the historical perspective ofIndia is a large market and at the same unique as well. There is nogrowth of design industry is unavailable.such thing called as a thumb rule which can describe Indian market orconsumers. They vary in cultures, traditions, religions, customers, food,In spite of data inadequacies, the report attempts to present an accuratedressing, etc. At the same time the Indian consumer is becoming morepicture of the design industry, scope and activities of the industry anddemanding and is asserting himself / herself to get his / her aspirationssupporting structures using available information.satisfied.Multinational corporations are focusing on India as a new market fortrading their products / services. They understand that successeselsewhere may not necessarily translate in a similar way in India. They willneed to understand the market, the sensibilities of the people and respondto them through their offerings. Global corporations will need to work withIndian designers to understand the local market.To better understand the Indian consumer, to meet the needs andaspirations of this assertive, active, enlightened consumer, Indianbusinesses and multinational corporations will need to take assistancefrom Indian designers. This puts a spot light on the design industry asnever before.89

Designers in Various Design DisciplinesTable 1Design DisciplinesDesigners (in %)Architectural Design189.83Interior Design Landscape Architecture Furniture Design210.17Table 2Design DisciplinesFashion Textile Jewellery Leather DesignDesigners (in %)9.753Graphic Design18.09Animation New Media Design9.64Industrial Automotive Retail Design22.63Allied (Toy Set & Exhibition Design Research)10.94Human Computer Interaction (HCI)429(1,2,3,4 based on secondary data collected on 36337 designers in India)(Remaining figures based on a sample size of 170 studios surveyed)Design Industry by TurnoverDesign AreaTable 3Number of Companies (in%)*less thanRs. 2,50,00,000Rs. 2,50,00,000- 4,99,50,000Rs. 5,00,00,000- 25,00,00,000Rs. 25,00,00,000 Architectural Design50171716Interior Design LandscapeArchitecture Furniture Design47102617Fashion Textile Jewellery Leather Design73999Graphic Design6412159Animation New Media Design 5302027Industrial Automotive Retail Design5552416Allied (Toy Set & Exhibition Design Research)22114423HCI4302928(*Based on a sample size of 170 studios surveyed)8070605040Architectural Design, 89.83%Fashion Textile Jewellery Leather Design, 9.75%Interior Design Landscape Architecture Furniture Design, 10.17%Graphic Design, 18.09%Animation & New media design, 9.64%30Industrial Automotive Retail Design, 22.63%Allied (Toy Set & Exhibition Design Research), 10.94%20HCI, 29%10The table shows the maximum concentration of designer is in the area of architecture and interiordesign. The obvious reason is that architecture as a domain of study and practice has been wellentrenched for a long time. Many from the architecture profession have migrated to interior design.The HCI numbers seem higher because of the migration of graphic and industrial designers tothis domain. The other design domains are coming up fast and soon the numbers will increaseconsiderably in these domains. It would happen faster for fashion design and animation as0ArchitecturalDesignInterior Design LandscapeArchitecture FurnitureDesignless than Rs. 2,50,00,000Fashion Textile Jewellery Leather DesignGraphic Design Animation &New mediadesignRs. 2,50,00,000 - 4,99,50,000Industrial Automotive Retail DesignAllied (Toy HCISet & Exhibition DesignResearch)Rs. 5,00,00,000 - 25,00,00,000Rs. 25,00,00,000 compared to others.1011

Design Industry DistributionDesign AreasTable 4Number of Design Companies*Geographical distribution of designindustry(In %)Architectural Design6LocationInterior Design, Landscape Architecture & Furniture Design13Bangalore24.12Fashion Design, Textile Design, Jewellery Design & Leather Design9Mumbai22.35Graphic Design20Delhi22.94Animation & New media design10Pune14.71Industrial Design, Automotive Design & Retail Design25Ahmedabad4.12Allied (Toy Design, Set & Exhibition design & Design Research)11Chennai2.35Human Computer Interaction (HCI)6Hyderabad1.76(*Based on a sample size of 170 studios surveyed)Coimbatore1.18Rajkot1.18Even though the domains of architecture, interior and landscape show a small number of designGoa1.18companies, the reality may not be so. Similarly industrial design and graphic design companiesCochin0.59appear to be skew about 45% of the design companies, which is also not the case. The reason forNagpur0.59this is, that the majority of survey respondents were from graphic and industrial design firms andPondicherry0.59more so from industrial design 0.59Architectural Design, 6%Interior Design LandscapeArchitecture Furniture Design, 13%Fashion Textile Jewellery Leather Design, 9%Table 5Design Studios (in %)*(*Based on a sample size of 170 studios surveyed)25 24.1222.3522.94Graphic Design, 20%20Animation & New media design, 10%Industrial Automotive RetailDesign, 25%Allied (Toy Set & Exhibition Design Research), 11%14.711510HCI, 6%54.12Sur atayawadaVijwurnockLurr abnadbaenChdaPuneAhmeailhiDembrealoMungBa0.59 0.59 0.59 0.59 0.59 0.59 0.59Na1.18 1.18 1.180ch1.76Co2.35Design Studios in %1

Design Industry Statistics Industry Structure The design industry lags behind other professional services domains in numerical terms when looked at in terms of turnover and number of employees. Architecture, Interior, Animation / New Media, Fashion Design are leading domains within the design industry. Other segments are far behind at present. However with the change in the economic scenario,File Size: 818KBPage Count: 62