Product Design at ARCH ranges from crafts and accessories, to furniture. In the Indian product industry, there is a fine balance between the application of mechanisation and hand-crafted skills, the latter giving each produced artefact a unique quality and value. The industry now thrives in the export arena, and designers who are articulate and aware of world tastes and trends are in great demand to understand the buyer and their needs and hence must be able to deliver appropriate design concepts and solutions.
Craft and accessories is a product industry which generates significant employment; products have an endless variety of uses. The product designers’ role is not only designing but developing a strategy for developing the economy with new ranges of utility handmade and machine-made products suitable for contemporary lifestyles.
The course is intended to promote the crafts of India as uniquely placed for innovative integration into contemporary design practice. It also has a valuable input in relation to design collections and range development in craft products to support fashion and lifestyle trends.
University of Rajasthan
Rajasthan ILD Skills University
"There is a huge need for trained Lifestyle Accessory Designers willing to work with the rich and varied heritage crafts of our country."
Ayush Kasliwal AKFD, Furniture & Product Designer
"I am proud to say that Arch has evolved into a full-fledged institute known not only in Jaipur but in many parts of the country and the world. The way it has been contributing to the industry is enormous."
Vipin Sharma,CEO, Access Development Services
"On an individual level, I have always been fascinated by the crafts of India. The Craft Product Design Programme at ARCH is giving me an insight and an understanding about different materials and techniques used in various crafts in Rajasthan as well as the rest of the country".
Suhani Jain, Student, Craft Accessories
"At ARCH, I have learnt the fact that any design activity must distill the essence of an idea into meaningful, refined and experiential articulation. Being in this course gives me fullfilment and I enjoy going into the crafts lanes of Jaipur and interacting with the craftsmen".
Vaibhav Patni, Entrepreneur, Craft & Accessory Design
Director Academics Partnership, Research & Innovation, Sr. Faculty, Craft & Product Design
Ar. Alpi Jain
Senior Faculty, Interior Design- Product Design
Senior Faculty Product Design
Faculty, Foundation Studies - Jewellery & Product Design
Isadora Mayumi Watanabe Nicacio
Faculty, Foundation - Jewellery & Product Design
Lab Coordinator & Senior Technician
is an annual festival of creative minds to meet and discuss the new facets of the design fraternity. Theme for FOAID 2018 : Time to Reimagine.
8 colleges were selected to install their concept at the FOAID event at DELHI. Delhi being one of the two zones. The other zone is MUMBAI. On 21st & 22nd September the event was organised.
A jury of 5 eminent members from the field were asked to judge the concepts. There were 3 winners- silver winner - gold winner - diamond winner. Diamond winner to further go on to Mumbai to display and a Platinum winner would be chosen as the winner of EXPRESSIONS competition.
Arch College of Design & Business was awarded Diamond winner.
Created an innovative staircase that won the 1st prize in Ideation at the Inter Collegiate Competition of IIID
won the ‘Inside Outside Design Award’ for a creative chair inspired from the betel leaf.
won the ‘Society Interiors Design Award’ for Tea-set holder inspired by Cycle