RCA SHOW 2012

Amrita Kulkarni

Innovation Design Engineering


Dine In


What is the future of domestic family dining in middle-class network.rca.ac.uk Dine In Supported by: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 2010–12, The James Dyson Foundation India? With long work hours and dual working households, consumption of freshly prepared hot food is becoming passé. Eating out of a delivery box may be inevitable, but how can it be redesigned to engage and excite?

Through its innovative product, this project delivers a disruptive dining experience. Personal engagement in reheating and consumption of delivered food is key to sense of ownership. This product is at the core of a proposed enterprise that connects middle-class households to communally cooked food, through the sophisticated touchpoint of a Food Management Professional.



amrita.kulkarni@network.rca.ac.uk


Supported by: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 201012, The James Dyson Foundation


CV

Degrees

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2012; Design London Fellowship, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Design, Imperial College Business School, 2012; BArch, Architecture, Vishweshwariah Technological University, Belgaum, India, 2008

Experience

Design consultant, The Coca-Cola Company, London, 2011-12; Product designer, Foroba Yelen, 'Collective Light', Segou, Mali, 2011; Project architect, RMA Architects Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India, 2008-10; Architecture intern, Mindspace Architects, Bangalore, India, 2008

Exhibitions

Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Design London Festival, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2011

Awards

James Dyson Foundation Bursary, 2012; Winner, Best Interior Innovation, Ford Younger Buyers Project, 2011; Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme, 2010-12