India's Best Design Studios Awards 2016

India's Best Design Studio is the first and most respected recognition for Design Studios for their professional work, business practices and transparency, initiated by POOL Magazine in 2015.

India's Best Design Studio Awards is a unique Award to celebrate the best, most creative, most organised and professional Design studios in India.

Clients can close their eyes and choose to work with the best in India. This is soon to become the basic filter for companies to commission work.

Clients work with studios with good and ethical practices. Good Designers want to work with good studios that have healthy ethics and good organisation. These studios are not just sparks in the pan.

We recognise that many studios work for clients who never want the limelight, we also recognise that many Corporate companies have brilliant in-house design studios.

We have a nomination process to get the drift from your peers, so that we don't miss out good studios who didn't get to know about this awards. We encourage all confident and growing studios to Enter before deadline.

We will be inviting Designindia community to nominate studios. Most of these members are designers themselves or related to Design. From these Nominations we shall prepare a shortlist of most nominated studios.

At the same time Studios are welcome to enter themselves. These entries will be mixed with the shortlist. In case there are studios that are nominated but did not enter themselves, we would invite them to send us their details.

Jury will prepare a final shortlist, and then chose only one winner in each track.
There can only be one Best Design Studio in each track.
We are always tweaking the format and tracks. Do give us your feedback and we shall try to improve using that.


Independent Design Studio Regular Entry BEST CHOICE: INR 25000   ENTER

Corporate Design Studio Regular Entry: INR 50000  ENTER


Please review the entry tracks and track criteria before you Enter. You may want to prepare your entry. Have the following files and information ready before you enter:
  1. Legal Name of your Studio
  2. Status of company ( Private Limited, Proprietorship, Partnership)
  3. Incorporation Certificate no.
  4. Annual Turnover for Year 2015-2016
  5. IT Return for year 2014-15. pdf format
  6. Registered address
  7. Corporate address ie. operational address
  8. Number of employees
  9. Name, email and phone of directors of the company
  10. Name, email, contacts of 2 clients
  11. Name, email, contacts of 3 key people in the studio
  12. List of 5 latest projects.
  13. Prepare presentation in pdf on each of those projects as per IBDSA Format to upload it into Entry form.
India's Best Design Studios Awards 2016