Satyendra Pakhalé was born in the heartland of India and trained at the renowned IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and later at Art Centre Europe, Switzerland. He has worked from his studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands since 1998. Pakhalé is one of the most interesting designers at work today. He is able to balance sensory qualities with tactile features and technology into a universal design language in his diverse creations. These qualities are evident in his Fish Chair which he developed with Cappellini.