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P John Matthew

Head of Design

John Matthew brings extensive experience in the furniture, Industrial and Interior Design sectors. Graduating from the National Institute of Design he went on to found Studioline Interior Systems in 1985 and Dovetail Furniture in 1990 in Bangalore, John has enjoyed commercial and creative success with these uniquely design driven business’ in India.

John has been a driving force at Srishti since 2000, taking the role of Head of Design for Furniture and Interiors and building these departments from scratch to the respected institutions they are today.

Recently adding the role of Head of Industrial Design to his portfolio John has been responsible for creating a generation of skilled designers in India. John’s passion is for contemporary, progressive design that challenges and provokes. The aspect of technology fused with new materials and traditional practices has been explored extensively during his tenure at Srishti, eschewing mediocrity and conservatism at every step.

John resides on a farm south of Bangalore with his family and menagerie of animals.