The Project started with a simple desire to study and understand the vastness of Indian handicrafts and apply the learnings of transportation design to come up with a scalable solution (preferably in the area of automotive interiors) which can uplift the most vulnerable stakeholders of Indian crafts industry. With this thought the author started the initial phase of his research, during the span of the research phase, the author explored and studied different crafts of India. This study of crafts made the author explore the craft ecosystem of India, the stakeholders involved and their impact on different craftsmen. With the intent of understanding the needs of craftsmen the author did some interviews and attended stakeholder’s meetings as a spectator, which led the author to gather insights and redefine the brief for this project.
For this graduation project, the author aimed to create an experience for multiple stakeholders keeping in mind the need of Indian craftsmen. The project intends to initiate a conversation between the stakeholders on a different use case of Indian crafts and provide the craftsmen a solution to showcase their skills to get more recognition. Touching on the future of mobility with emerging industrial trends, the author tries to provide a feasible solution of infusing Indian crafts with automotive interiors as well as unlocking a new mode for immersive experience.
With the onset of mobility on demand and subscription based mobility, the project aims to leverage these platforms to create a seamless mobile platform for intercity travel, infused with Indian craft experience. Aimed as the luxury of future, this platform is meant to give the user an unforgettable experience of comfort and getting them familiar with Indian crafts.
Automobile Design, Autonomous Vehicle, Indian Crafts, Luxury Interior, Transportation Design