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Gaurav Wali is an award-winning Industrial Designer and Material Researcher, driven to investigate the intersection of our current environmental and socio-economic issues. By combining indigenous knowledge systems with a global perspective, he designs holistic solutions that mutually benefit humans and nature.

His work explores the dormant potential of unwanted and often overlooked materials to build new narratives for designed objects, sustainable systems and crafts - diving deeper into the understanding of materials, their ecological impact, and their geographical and cultural significance.


ADF Milano Salone Award 2021
Outstanding Performance Award

Ro Plastic Prize 2021
Runner-up, Responsible Innovation

Green Product Award 2021
Nominee, Green Concept


Elle Decor International Design Award 2021
Nominee, Tabletop Category

Elle Decor International Design Award 2020
Nominee, Tabletop Category

Core77 Design Award 2020
Winner, Design for Social Impact


Ro Guiltless Plastic Exhibition 2022

M7 Gallery, Qatar Museums, Qatar

Milan Design Week 2021
Ro Guiltless Plastic Exhibition, Italy

Gwangju Design Biennale 2021
Main Exhibition, South Korea

Dutch Design Week 2021
1m2 Collective, Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands

London Stationery Show 2021
Trends Hub, Business Design Center, United Kingdom

Connected: Lost & Found 2021
Goldsmiths College, United Kingdom

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